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 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 spend grant 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.
The updated online application form will be available on Feb 1.
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 thefunding agreement
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