Events are at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220 unless otherwise noted. 

5/3 8:30a-10a Capacity Builders Breakfast
If you help nonprofits build their capacity through funding, board development, strategic planning, evaluation, etc., then bring your breakfast and join us at our office for a casual event to network, find out what others are doing, and align efforts.  

5/10 11a-12p Member Connect
Cooperative Network members can now join an online chat to ask questions about their grant proposals, prospecting, and anything grants related.  To join the chat, just log-in to the platform at 11a on 5/10.  

5/1311a-12p Reading Circle: Decolonizing Wealth
For May’s Reading Circle, join our discussion on Edgar Villanueva’s Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance.  Get your copy today and join us for this important conversation.  

5/15 11a-11:45a Tour of the Online Platform 
Having trouble finding the right grant for your mission? Check out our free online tour at 11a, to discover how the Cooperative Network can help you with your grant seeking. Register for the event and you’ll receive access to the webinar!  

5/20 11:30a-1p Brown Bag Luncheon: Takeaways from the NGMA Conference
Does your organization have a federal grant or are you thinking about applying for one? We learned quite a bit about the intricacies involved in successfully managing a federal grant at this year’s annual National Grants Management Association Conference. From compliance with reporting requirements to following procurement code to navigating the Uniform Guidance, we have a lot of takeaways to share with you about what to be aware of when you are considering a federal grant. This session will be an introduction to gain greater familiarity with grant management requirements, including what to look for during the application stage as well as once you successfully secure an award.

This event is $10 for nonmembers and free for Cooperative Network members.  Members can contact Robert Nelson for the discount code at

Join The Grants Collective for a 3-day workshop where you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of grant seeking from New Mexico based grant professionals and trainers. You’ll receive hands-on guidance through project-based learning, interactive exercises, and a customized workbook to use and refer to as you work on future grant proposals.

After registration, you will also receive a one-year membership to The Grants Collective’s Cooperative Network – where you are part of a community of grant professionals and can receive peer and expert advice, access to our database of funding opportunities (customized for New Mexico), and free attendance at select future events.  Current Cooperative Network members receive discounted admission.

Tired of working hard on grants and not getting funded?  We can help!  Spots are limited for our upcoming fall cohort of the Talent Academy, so submit your early-bird application today and save $600 on tuition, if accepted. The last day to submit an early bird application is May 31, 2019.

To learn more, contact Robert Nelson at or 505-226-0171, ext. 0.

Featured Funding Opportunity

Description: The Albuquerque Community Foundation learns of new and ongoing programs in the community through its Competitive Grant Program. The Foundation also realizes, however, that there are programs in the community that develop after the Competitive Grant Program’s deadlines. There also may be programs from organizations that have already submitted a grant request through the Competitive Grant Program, but that would like the Foundation to consider another request. These may be unexpected programs or pilot initiatives that fall outside the funding scope of the Competitive Grant Program.

The Foundation’s Need to Know grants provide a way for the Foundation to learn about these programs. By submitting a Need to Know grant request, an organization can keep the Foundation informed of new programs or ongoing funding needs throughout the year.

Amount: The Foundation suggests that organizations request in the $5,000-$15,000 range.

Eligibility: Organizations that have 501(c)(3) designation, public educational institutions, or government agencies. The organization must be in compliance with the IRS, the NM Attorney General’s Office, and the NM Secretary of State. Grants must serve the Greater Albuquerque Area. Additional information:

  • An organization that has submitted a grant application in the Competitive Grant Program can still submit a Need to Know grant. The requests should be for two different programs.
  • There is no limit to the number of Need to Know requests that an organization can submit, but the Foundation highly recommends the applicant prioritize the programs for which they apply.

Link: http://albuquerquefoundation.o…-to-know-grants.aspx

Note: The Foundation will review requests monthly, but there is no deadline to submit and there is no designated date on which the Foundation will have made funding decisions. This is a rolling process throughout the year.

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