For The Love of Community

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Our Grants

Great NonprofitsWith Grass Roots Grants

Our Grass Roots Grants are open to nonprofits working locally to improve the New Mexican quality of life. To apply, simply complete and transmit our application and then e-mail a few photos of your program at work for our use in social media. Visit our focus page for more information.

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"We are honored to have you as a partner in our efforts to save New Mexico's native wildlife and the habitats they need to survive."

— New Mexico Wildlife Center

2023 Grass Roots Grants RecipientsA unique collection of services improving New Mexican life

Culture and Arts

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center

Human Services

Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico
Bienvenidos Outreach
Bridges Project for Education
Detroit Urban Debate Leage
Empty Stocking Fund/SFCF
Girls Inc of Santa Fe
Many Mothers
Not Forgotten Outreach
Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program
Stem Santa Fe

Small Business Assistance

Albuquerque Community Foundation
Santa Fe Business Incubator
Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute

Flora and Fauna

Hondo Fire and Rescue
New Mexico Wildlife Center
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
Santa Fe Raptor Center

Affordable Cat Spay/Neuter

All for Animals
June’s Senior Cat Rescue
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
Taos Feral Feline Friends

Dig into our pockets to grow your programsOffering administrative or targeted grants

A Case Study

Through the Zimmer Feline Foundation we provided free and local spay/neuter to about 45,000 New Mexico cats.  Half were fixed at private vet clinics with spay/neuter vouchers, and the rest were fixed through our partnerships with other nonprofits that either ran high-volume spay/neuter clinics or used them for their surgeries.

These nonprofits simply shifted the cost from the cat caregivers to us. It worked well for everyone — the nonprofits that upgraded their service from low-cost to free, the caregivers who could not afford spay/neuter before even at the reduced cost, and for us by doubling the number of cats we would reach.  We’ve now converted these partnerships to our Grass Roots Grants program.

Targeted Grants

The spay/neuter grants are a good example of how our targeted grants work.  And they are now available to New Mexico nonprofits working hands on to improve the life, environment and culture in New Mexico.

Administrative Grants

If you prefer to seek funding for administrative needs, that’s fine too — they’re smaller grants but have simpler reporting requirements.

Either way, let us know how we can help make your work even more responsive than it already is.

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Get Started

With over 11,000 New Mexico nonprofits to choose from, your application is the only way to ensure you’re included in our selection pool. Because your work is important, we don’t want to overlook it.

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