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Our 2022 Outreach Grants Cycle is now CLOSED.

Please check back here in fall 2022 for information regarding upcoming 2023 Grant Cycles and opportunities to apply.

The LANL Foundation’s Grants are open to school districts, nonprofit New Mexico educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and Pueblos, tribal communities and Nations serving Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties. See our required Eligibility Documents.

Ineligible Organizations:

  • 501(c)3 charitable organizations not registered with the Registry of Charitable Organizations under the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General's Office 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 the funding agreement
  • Current LANL Foundation contractors

Indirect Cost Policy

Eligibility Documents

Eligibility Document Chart

501(c)3

*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 (Determination Letter) from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 
  2. Current statement 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 2020 tax year. 
    • If the AG’s office has granted you an extension to file this report, please provide the e-mail granting this extension that shows your due-by-when date.
    • Self-service: find your registration
  3. Budget
    • Initiative Grant: Please Use the Template. Please Save as 1 Page.
    • Outreach Grants Cycle: Please Use the Template. Please Save as 1 Page. 
      • To Ensure you save as 1 Page: 1.) Download template/open in Excel 2.) Go to View in the Taskbar; 3.) Select Pagebreak View Icon; 4.) If needed, drag' 'Page 1' dashed blue lines across the entire table; 5.) Save As PDF.
  4. Up to 3 letters of support.
    • Primary letter: (required, for all) Must be signed by the head of organization, board chair, or governing authority on official organizational letterhead
    • Secondary Letter:  (required, if applicable) If any partners are named in your application--whether a school/district, a non-profit, or a Pueblo, tribe or Nation--please have those partners provide an additional Letter of Support. 
    • Additional Letter: (optional) From a participant. 
  5. Fiscal sponsorship agreement (required, if applicable). 
    • All IRS and NMCORs supporting documents must match that of the Fiscal Sponsor, if applicable. 

Public School, School District, University, or Educational Institution

  1. Budget
    • Initiative Grant: Please Use the Template. Please Save as 1 Page.
    • Outreach Grants Cycle: Please Use the Template. Please Save as 1 Page. 
      • To Ensure you save as 1 Page: 1.) Download template/open in Excel 2.) Go to View in the Taskbar; 3.) Select Pagebreak View Icon; 4.) If needed, drag' 'Page 1' dashed blue lines across the entire table; 5.) Save As PDF.
  2. ​Primary Letter of Support:
    • For Schools: Letter of support from the School Principal or District Superintendent on School or District letterhead including the School's Tax ID.
    • For School Districts: Letter of support from the District Superintendent on District letterhead including the District's Tax ID.
    • For Universities, Colleges or Educational Institutions: Letter of Support from a Chief Financial Officer or Institutional Leadership.
  3. Additional Letters: 
    • Secondary Letter: (required, if applicable) If any partners are named in your application--whether a school/district, a non-profit, or a Pueblo, tribe or Nation--please have those partners provide an additional Letter of Support. 
    • Additional Letter: (optional) From a participant. 

Pueblo/Tribal Communities

  1. Budget
    • Initiative Grant: Please Use the Template. Please Save as 1 Page.
    • Outreach Grants Cycle: Please Use the Template. Please Save as 1 Page. 
      • To Ensure you save as 1 Page: 1.) Download template/open in Excel 2.) Go to View in the Taskbar; 3.) Select Pagebreak View Icon; 4.) If needed, drag' 'Page 1' dashed blue lines across the entire table; 5.) Save As PDF.
  2. Primary Letter of Support: 
    • Letter of support from the Governor or Tribal Leadership on official Pueblo/Tribal community letterhead including your Pueblo's Tax ID.
  3. Additional Letters: 
    • Secondary Letter: (required, if applicable) If any partners are named in your application--whether a school/district, a non-profit, or a Pueblo, tribe or Nation--please have those partners provide an additional Letter of Support. 
    • Additional Letter: (optional) From a participant.