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Our 2020 Education Enrichment Grant Cycle is Closed


Through a new two-stage Education Enrichment application process, LANL Foundation will select twelve recipients to receive $20,000 awards, totaling $240,000 of investment in K-12 education across Northern New Mexico. The first round of proposals will ask for bigger picture ideas, demonstrating specific impact in one or more of LANL Foundation’s Education Enrichment Grant Focus Areas:

  • Advocacy
  • College, Career & Pathways
  • Growing and Supporting Teachers & Educational Leaders
  • Social-Emotional & Neurosequential Learning

The second round of proposals will begin in late August when a select group of applicants from the first round are invited to submit longer narrative proposals, which will be due early September. The grant award recipients will be selected and announced in October 2020.

Before you begin:

Ensure you have all your Supporting Documents


*If the applying organization is not a 501(c)3, all supporting documents should be related to the Fiscal Sponsor.

  1. A copy of the organization’s certificate of tax exemption from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.This can be either a Determination Letter or an Affirmation Letter. 
    • Even so, if this document is dated before 2015, tax exempt organizations will need an Affirmation Letter to confirm its tax-exempt status. Learn how here.
      • NOTE: We have learned the IRS is issuing Affirmation Letters very slowly. If this creates an issue for your application, please email us at
    • Example of IRS Tax Exempt Certificate
  2. Current documentation of registration and compliance with the Registry of Charitable Organizations under the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General as required by the New Mexico Charitable Solicitations Act. 
    • This document must demonstrate tax compliance for the 2018 (2019, even better) tax year.
    • Example of New Mexico Charitable Organization Registration Form
  3. Itemized proposal/program budget, including all sources of revenue and expenses.
  4. Up to 2 letters of support.
    • Primary letter: Must be signed by the head of organization, board chair, or governing authority on official organizational letterhead
    • Additional Letter: (optional) From a participant or collaborating partner. 
      • If you're an organization working within the public school setting, a Letter of Support from the school principal or district superintendent, where the work is occurring, is strongly encouraged. 
  5. Fiscal sponsorship agreement (if applicable).

Public School, School District, University, or Educational Institutions

  1. For Districts and Schools: Letter of support from the School Principal on School or District letterhead including the School's Tax ID.
  2. For Districts and Schools: Letter of support from the District Superintendent on School or District letterhead including the District's Tax ID.
  3. For Universities, Colleges or Educational Institutions: Letter of Support from a Chief Financial Officer or Institutional Leadership.
  4. Itemized program/project/event budget 
    • Please include all sources of revenue and expenses,highlighting LANL Foundation Grant funds, as well as othe grant support towards the program/project/event
  5. Additional Letters: (optional) From a participant or collaborating partner.

Pueblo/Tribal Communities

  1. Letter of support from the Governor or Tribal Leadership on official Pueblo/Tribal community letterhead including your Pueblo's Tax ID.
  2. Itemized program/project/event budget (include all sources of revenue and expenses, highlighting other grant support or donations)
  3. Additional Letters (optional) : From a participant or collaborating partner.

Submit a Final Report:

All previously awarded grant recipients are required to submit a final report online, through your account, within one year on your intitial award. This final report includes a description of the outcomes and impact of the project, changes to use of funding, challenges, and evaluation of goals and objectives, including final budget with expenditures of grant funding. Grantees will receive notification when the Final Report is due. Grantees that do not submit a timely final report will be ineligible to receive future funding. 

Log in to your Account  Send Your Report

Note: Once you have logged in, please select the "Requirements" tab located at the upper left-hand corner. Thank you.