Community Grants

Investing in Our Neighborhood

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Help every family and every child in our community have a stronger, brighter future.

UWCNM Grants

During fiscal year 2020-2021, United Way gave out 3.3 million in grant money to 80 nonprofit programs in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties.

Learn more about our 2021 funded programs.

UWCNM collaborates with hundreds of community partners to focus and align our community around a set of shared strategies designed to improve family stability and educational attainment. These two initiatives represent a comprehensive approach to improving outcomes for children, youth, and families at scale. We have three grant categories that support our initiatives:

1) Impact Grants that focus on education/youth development and family stability.
Basic Needs Grants support emergent needs, such as food and emergency shelter.
Capacity Building Grants improve a nonprofit's ability to fulfill its mission.

[email protected] for more details on how to become a Community Investment Fund Grant Review Panel Volunteer.

How to Apply for a Grant

Prior to completing the application, please be certain that the agency/program for which you are applying meets all eligibility requirements.

The process is a two-part application that consists of a Financial Standards Review and a Program Proposal. Both portions are submitted through our grantmaking software, eCimpact. Please email
[email protected] for a username and password.

To guide you through the process and learn more about funding priorities, and evaluation criteria, please review the most recent
Grants Manual.

Email [email protected] for details on how to apply for an Emergency Grant.

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