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Education Enrichment Grants

Education Enrichment Grants are LANL Foundation’s largest and most competitive funding opportunity. These multi-year grants focus on school- and community-based pursuits of educational excellence.

Education Enrichment Grants are LANL Foundation’s largest and most competitive funding opportunity. These multi-year grants require some form of partnership with a public school or district, and focus on Tribal, school and/or community-based initiatives that create conditions for all students to thrive.


Our next Education Enrichment Grant application cycle will open in 2025.

LANL Foundation awarded 28 Grants in its 2023 cycle for a total investment of $1.4 million across Northern New Mexico. See all 2023 Grant Recipients.

Grant awards: $50,000;  ($25,000 per year for two years).

Grant Term: Recipients have two years to spend the funding.


  • Local education entities (LEAs) and public schools, including charter and Tribal schools serving K-12 public school children. 
  • Tribes, Pueblos, and Nations serving K-12 public school children
  • 501(c)3’s, Governmental and Quasi-governmental institutions, and private schools partnering with LEAs, public schools including charter and Tribal schools and/or Tribes that serve public school children (K-12).

Ineligible Entities:  Religious entities.

Partnerships:  We define partnerships broadly.  We name partnership as a requirement because we believe in collaborative work. The more coordination and communication there is between programs, schools, and initiatives, the more likely we will be able to contribute to the transformation of the ecosystem of education. If you are a non-school applicant, we will look for evidence for how you are purposefully building bridges with schools. For example, if you are doing work in schools or with Tribes, please provide a letter from the school, district, or Tribe. If you are working in the out-of-school space, please describe how you coordinate with schools or Tribes around recruitment and/or program development, and/or evaluation. Collaboration is a priority and points will be assigned during the review process for proposals that demonstrate robust partnerships, old and new. 

Funding Priorities

Please see Our Theory of Change

In all our grantmaking, we prioritize investing in opportunities that support:

  • Tribal and rural communities
  • Homegrown and regionally-based organizations and programs
  • Culturally and linguistically sustaining and affirming organizations and programs
  • Student and community capacity-building, efficacy and resiliency to navigate our changing New Mexico climate
  • Collaborative initiatives that build community capacity, strengthen networks, and cultivate communities of practice
  • Alignment with the science of learning and development

We look forward to continued conversations and learning alongside you!

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