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Outreach Grants

2022 Outreach Grant Cycle CLOSED


We are currently processing all applications and screening for eligibility; once an application is determined to be eligible for consideration, it is assigned staff & community Reviewers from our Review Committee.

In March, our Reviewers will read, score, and meet to make final award selections.

If you submitted an application by our 2/21/22 deadline, you will hear from us in early April regarding selections and awards.

View the Grants Cycle Calendar 


Outreach Grants Help Sessions:

January 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm | General | View Slides

February 8, 11:00am - 12:00pm | Budget 

February 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Office Hours


Education Outreach Grants are $5,000 grants and must directly support education programs for public school children in grades K–12. These may be in-school- or out-of-school-time programs, they may serve students and/or teachers, educators and public school administrators, and may be school- or community-based. The key for eligibility here is the K-12 public school focus.

If your program is education-related but does not directly serve K–12 public school students and educators, you may be eligible for a Community Outreach Grant. 

Community Outreach Grants are $5,000 grants that meet our mission and vision of innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning. Community Outreach Grants are not required to solely support K-12 public education. Early Childhood, adult learning, basic needs initiatives or community events are a few areas that fall under this category.

With all Outreach Grants, our goal is to support programs, projects, or organizations working in one or more of our LANL Foundation Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Community Capacity Building
  • College, Career & Community Pathways
  • Growing and Supporting Teachers & Educational Leaders
  • Whole Child Development

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

NOTE: There is one application, and your eligibility for consideration under Education or Community Outreach will be determined by your age group(s) served.

Grant recipients have one full year to spend the $5,000.

Growing and Supporting Teachers and Educational Leaders


Grow and support K12 educational leaders and teachers in our seven-county area through high quality, effective professional learning opportunities and programs that augment students’ opportunities to learn and influence teachers’ retention and recruitment.

Proposals May Include

  • Professional learning opportunities for teachers, school staff, non-profit staff, school and district leaders, and school boards, specifically those focused on inquiry, culturally and linguistically sustaining, and place-based practices.

  • Innovative teacher recruitment and retention programs

College, Career and Community Pathways


Strengthen work by schools, districts, higher education institutions, Tribal nations and other government entities, businesses, unions and non-profits to provide students and young adults with equitable access to effective college and career preparation programs, experiences and supports so they can pursue their interests, build their skills, contribute positively to their communities and thrive.

Proposals May Include

  • Creating or improving career pathways and Career Technical Education programs, including dual credit offerings

  • Providing supports to improve high school / GED completion or college preparation and completion

  • Expanding or improving work-based learning and mentorship opportunities that enhance academic outcomes and improve employability

  • Supporting effective youth development and leadership programs

  • Improving access to financial tools and entrepreneurship training



Strengthen K-12 school and district systems, teacher preparation and professional development so that all children, educators, and leaders have increased access to strong career pathways, especially in STEAM.

Proposals May Include

  • Direct service student programs

  • Professional learning opportunities for educators to improve inquiry, culturally and linguistically sustaining, and place-based pedagogies.

  • Opportunities for students to engage in STEAM conferences and competitions.

Whole Child Development


Increase K-12 students’ access to robust opportunities to learn in environments that are responsive to learners’ needs and interests, particularly in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), neuro-sequential learning, and trauma informed practices that are integrated into students opportunities to learn. 

Proposals May Include

  • Direct service student programs

  • Educator and staff development – including teachers, school staff, school and district leadership, school boards, and non-profit staff.

  • School-wide programs integrate whole children approaches systemically and systematically into schools’ cultures.

Community Capacity Building


Build capacity and resilient community infrastructure by nurturing discourse through strategic partnerships, relationships, and learning which ensures community members of all ages have the resources to actively engage within community.  

Proposals May Include

  • Direct service community programs

  • Community training opportunities

  • Community events

  • Community development initiatives  - ie supporting community skill-building, infrastructure development, facility improvement, and provision of resources (food, shelter, other basic needs)