2023 spring grant cycle
Our 2023 spring grant cycle is now open through March 10, 2023. We welcome grant proposals from organizations that are engaged in Civic & Economic Opportunities and Health & Human Services.
We are dedicated to the health and vitality of northern New Mexico
Since 1981, the Santa Fe Community Foundation has been dedicated to improving the health and vitality of northern New Mexico. As a comprehensive center for community philanthropy, we are proud to fund and collaborate with hundreds of local nonprofits, connect thousands of generous donors to giving opportunities, and support causes that improve the quality of life for all in our region.
Our funding priorities
In addition to providing charitable investment services to donors and nonprofits, the Foundation is committed to addressing the most pressing needs in our community.
Community leadership starts with you. Join us in increasing donor impact, improving nonprofit performance, and promoting the longterm health of northern New Mexico.
Early childhood, particularly ages prenatal to three years, is a critical developmental period with a lifelong impact on educational, social, physical, and cognitive development. We work to ensure our youngest and most vulnerable neighbors have the best start in life possible.
Education is about more than what goes on in a classroom; it's also about opening doors to a brighter future. We work to empower our region’s children and youth with educational opportunities that carry them into successful careers and beyond.
How we invest can drive positive social and environmental change. We commit 10% of our pooled endowment assets to invest in promising local opportunities that promote our mission while providing financial return.
We believe in justice and equity for all in New Mexico. Join us in fighting discrimination, advancing support, and promoting the health and wellbeing of our friends in the LGBTQ+ community.
Our region is fortunate to be the home of 23 pueblos, tribes, and nations. We support Native-led and -serving organizations to protect Indigenous lifeways today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.
A new generation of philanthropists is rising—and they're rethinking what the sector can be. We engage, connect, and collaborate with our region's youngest philanthropists to help them maximize their giving power and realize their vision for the future.
Our contribution in numbers
We're proud to be the largest nonprofit funder in New Mexico, partnering with hundreds of individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in our region.
42 years of service
$130+ million given in grants
550+ charitable funds
3,000+ organizations supported
Make an impact
Our many giving opportunities, community connections, and dedicated team make it easy to support the causes you care about. Whether you’re ready to give to an existing effort or establish a new fund, we’re here to help you make a lasting impact in northern New Mexico.
Get the support you need
We offer funding opportunities for nonprofits across northern New Mexico in addition to ongoing learning opportunities and resources through our Philanthropy Hub.
Fundraising Immersion: Session 3
with Patti Ward, CFRE, and Jennifer Kilbourn
Session 3 of this intensive deep dive into fundraising best practices will address creating a compelling and comprehensive case for support.
The Learning Hub: A Source of Knowledge, Connection, and Growth
Being a learning organization requires active listening and a willingness to continuously adapt and share knowledge. One way we accomplish this is through our Learning Hub, a source of connection, engagement, and growth among New Mexico nonprofits.
Development & Marketing Associate
STEM Santa Fe
The Development & Marketing Associate will collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer to develop innovative fundraising approaches and educate the Northern New Mexico community about STEM Santa Fe’s compelling mission. This in-person/hybrid position will include creating content for newsletters and website, engaging in social media, assisting in grant writing and reporting, composing annual reports, engaging donors and parents, and supporting special events.