Spotlight On Our Community – March 2019

March 2019

Member Spotlight

Tired of working hard on grants and not getting funded?  We can help!  Spots are limited for our upcoming fall cohort, 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.

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Tell us a little about yourself and your organization.

Generation Justice is a multiracial, multicultural project that trains youth to harness the power of community and raise critical consciousness through leadership development, civic engagement, media production and narrative shift in the areas that most impact New Mexicans- racial justice, health, education, and economic security.

What kind of funding do you typically look for? Are your running into any barriers in securing that funding? What element of The Grants Collective is helping you overcome that barrier?

We are always looking to build capacity and gain funding through grants and fundraising support. We face the classic challenge that most small organizations face: finding enough funding and capacity to apply for funding to focus on our mission. The Grant Collective helps us overcome the challenge of finding funding by compiling funding opportunities in one place so that we don’t have to spend time and resources searching for grant opportunities.

What advice/suggestions would you give local nonprofit organizations (or other agencies) that are looking for funding?

Utilize resources such as the Grant Collective and work together – we are all working towards the similar missions of a better New Mexico and a better future for our state. The best practice we can pursue is to uplift each other!

Please sum up The Grants Collective in one sentence or phrase.

A collective that helps support local nonprofits, helps us to find our footing, and offers guidance for funding.

4/5 8:30a-10a Capacity Builders Breakfast
If you help nonprofits build their capacity through funding, board development, strategic planning, evaluation, etc., then join us at our office for a casual breakfast to network, find out what others are doing, and align efforts.  

4/4-4/5 Nonprofit Summit in Valencia County
In partnership with Center for Nonprofit Excellence and UNM Evaluation Lab, we’re hosting a Nonprofit Summit at UNM Valencia Campus from April 4-5, 2019.  The summit explores topics related to grant seeking, evaluation, and nonprofit best practices.  Registration is $90 per attendee and will close March 25.  Email us for more info:, or register today:

4/10 1:30p-2:30p Online Chat w/Joanna Colangelo
Join us for an online chat with Joanna Colangelo of Albuquerque Community Foundation.  Find out what the foundation is funding and what you can do to apply.   This is an online event for Cooperative Network members.  

4/12 11a-12p Member Connect
We’re changing up Curbside from now on.  Cooperative Network members can now join an online chat to ask questions about their grant proposals, prospecting, and anything grants related.  

4/17 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!  Register here:

7/17-7/19 Save the date for a special 3-day grant seeking workshop!