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Education & Community

The LANL Foundation is inspired by and thankful for all the important work our schools, nonprofits, and community programs do for Northern New Mexico. We are happy to provide funding for those efforts through our grants program.

In 2017, changes were made to our grantmaking process in order to:
1) more fairly distribute our small grants;
2) assure our grants are in alignment with Foundation strategies;
3) make it easier for grantees to apply online; and
4) allow grantees more time to use the money.

2017 Grantmaking Schedule
LANL Foundation now accepts applications and awards grants on a quarterly basis. See the Funding Calendar for application deadlines and award notification dates. Recipients now have one full year to spend the grant money.

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Grant Elegibility
There are two types of grants for which your organization or project may be eligible.
Education Outreach Grants directly support education
  programs for public school children in grades K–12
  (not resricted to STEM). See below for district information.
Community Outreach Grants still meet our mission
  and vision of innovative programming, collaboration,
  and advocacy for lifelong learning but might not be
  as directly tied to K–12 public education. (Early childhood,
  adult learning, or community events are few focus areas
  that fall under this category.)

Funding of up to $2,500 per grant supports public schools, nonprofit educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and Pueblos/Tribes to address public education and community needs. In some cases, larger grants will be awarded to support sustainability of promising programs (by invitation only).

Programs must serve the seven Northern New Mexico counties of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, or Taos.

Organizations are eligible to receive only one grant per year.

The following organizations are NOT eligible for funding:
• 501(c)(3) charitable organizations not registered
  with the Registry of Charitable Organizations under the
  Office of the New Mexico Attorney as required by
  the New Mexico Charitable Solicitations Act
• Individuals or fraternal, veteran, labor or athletic
  organizations serving a limited constituency
• Political or lobbying organizations, or those supporting
  the candidacy of particular individuals
• Organizations whose activities are mainly international,
  requests for international travel
• Private foundations
• Capital fund drives of colleges
• Awardees of prior LANL Foundation grants that
  did not meet all of the reporting deadlines or
  other requirements
of the funding agreement

Education Outreach Grants Available by School District
The number of education grants given to each public school district in our service area is now based on the size of the district. Please notify your business office if your school has received a grant, so others may know how many are still available to your district. Or, before applying, check with Sally Gallegos to see if grants are still available for your district.

Mora County Districts
• Mora: 2
• Wagon Mound: 2

Rio Arriba County Districts
• Chama: 2
• Dulce: 2
• Española: 3
• Jemez Mountain: 2
• Mesa Vista: 2

San Miguel County Districts
• Las Vegas: 3
• Pecos: 2

Sandoval County Districts
• Bernalillo: 3
• Cuba: 2
• Jemez Valley: 2
• Rio Rancho: 4

Santa Fe County Districts
• Pojoaque: 3
• Santa Fe: 4

Taos County Districts
• Peñasco: 2
• Questa: 2
• Taos: 3

Los Alamos County District
• Los Alamos: 3

Our Education & Community Grants offer support for schools and programs in K-12 public education and encouragment of lifelong learning in our communities.

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