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Funding & Opportunities in New Mexico

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014

Community Facility Loans
Loans to help create and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)

Daniels Fund Grants
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund

El Paso Community Foundation Grants
Grants to organizations that work in the areas of arts, education, environment/animals, health, disabilities, human services, and economic development.
Geographic coverage: West Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)

Kerr Foundation Grants
Provides grants in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and community service.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds. They also accept proposals from the Washington, D.C. area.
Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2015
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant program
Grants for projects that offer assistance to foster youth, elder populations, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 Western states.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Funding
Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the South Central region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region

New Mexico Family Planning Services Grants
Grants to provide family planning services in New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2014
Sponsor: Office of Population Affairs

New Mexico J-1 Visa Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of New Mexico, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico McCune Charitable Foundation Grants
Funds programs based in the areas of arts, education, environment, economic development, health, and social services.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2014
Sponsor: McCune Charitable Foundation

New Mexico Primary Care Capital Fund
Makes loans to non-profit primary care clinics in rural and medically underserved areas, including school-based health centers and telehealth sites.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New Mexico Finance Authority

Rural Community Assistance Corporation Housing Loans
Offers loans to create, improve, or expand the supply of affordable housing for communities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)

Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in New Mexico

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014

Border Community Capital Initiative
Supports local rural nonprofits and federally-recognized Indian tribes serving colonias with lending and investing activities in affordable housing, small businesses, and community facilities.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2013
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mission and Ministry Fund Planning and Project Grants
Grants to build community capacity and work in collaboration with others to implement action plans that address specific, documented community needs.
Geographic coverage: Available to CHI affiliates, located in 18 states.
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2013
Sponsor: Catholic Health Initiatives

Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with preference given to New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation

New Mexico Allied Health Loan for Service Program
Offers forgivable loans to certain allied health care profession students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2014
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department

New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment assistance to certain health care professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department

New Mexico Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2014
Sponsor: Health Care Service Corporation

New Mexico Healthy People Healthy Places Mini Grants
Awards funding for projects that promote health and health equity, centering on the built environment; food access policy; and cultural and spiritual preservation.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Oct 3, 2014
Sponsor: Con Alma Health Foundation

New Mexico Hero of Health Award
Honors an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the health of his or her community, large or small.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Oct 3, 2014
Sponsor: Con Alma Health Foundation

New Mexico Medical Loan For Service Program
Offers forgivable loans to medical students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2014
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department

New Mexico Nursing Loan for Service Program
Offers forgivable loans to nursing students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2014
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department

Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
Supports health care organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases;screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2014
Sponsor: Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program
Demonstration is designed to test the feasibility and advisability of reasonable cost reimbursement for inpatient services to small rural hospitals.
Geographic coverage: Utah, South Dakota, Oregon, Nevada, Mississippi, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Maine, New England, Montana, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas and North Dakota
Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2010
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 2)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 31 states
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation

WellPoint Foundation Grants
Supports health and wellness programs that work to increase access to health care, increase health care quality, and reduce health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Sponsor: WellPoint Foundation

Yoneo Ono Rural Volunteer Award
Honors people who have made significant lifelong volunteer contributions to their rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 states
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2014
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)