Education & Community
In recognition of the interdependence of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Northern New Mexico communities, the LANL Foundation exists to enhance the vitality of the region by investing in education, learning, and community development.
LANL Foundation has expanded its Education & Comunity Small Grants program to include school district and nonprofit projects not restricted to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Small grants of up to $1,500 are competitive and available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in K-12 public education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement, and support for classroom instruction and student learning.
In 2015, the LANL Foundation awarded 83 small Education & Community Grants, each $1,500, totaling $124,000.
View the 2015 Educational Outreach Small Grant recipients
All 2016 Grants have been awarded for the year. Applications will be accepted again starting in January 2017.
The LANL Foundation has made recent changes in the application process and eligibility requirements for the Small Grants program:
• Organizations are eligible to receive one grant per calendar year.
• Only one school in each of the 20 school districts is eligible for a grant per year.
• Awardees that received LANL Foundation grants in previous years and did not meet all of the reporting deadlines or other requirements of their funding agreements will be ineligible to receive small grants.
Small Grants Application Submission Dates
Applications may be submitted monthly, January through November, and are due on or before the 15th of each month. No exceptions.