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Our spring grant cycle is open!

As part of our 2024 spring grant cycle, we welcome proposals from local nonprofits working to improve outcomes in Civic & Economic Opportunities and Health & Human Services.


Our fall grant cycle is now open

Our 2023 fall grant cycle is open through Thursday, August 31. Learn more about our funding priorities below and sign up for one of our pre-proposal info sessions:


Funding for community nonprofits

The Santa Fe Community Foundation provides several opportunities for eligible nonprofits—both statewide and in our funding region (Santa Fe, Mora, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel counties)—to apply for competitive grants.



Open grant opportunities

We offer funding opportunities throughout the year.

There are no open grants at this time.
Recurring GRANTS

Competitive community grant cycles


Our 2024 spring grant cycle will be open February 14 - March 22. During this cycle, we welcome proposals from organizations serving Santa Fe, Mora, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel counties that are engaged in direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaborative efforts to improve outcomes in the following fields of interest:

Civic & Economic Opportunities
Health & Human Services


During our fall community grant cycle, we welcome proposals from organizations serving Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Santa Fe counties that are engaged in direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaborative efforts to improve outcomes in the following fields of interest:

Arts & Culture
Animal Welfare
Envision Fund (LGBTQ+)
Native American Advised Fund
Santa Fe Baby Fund

General Guidelines

Please review our general guidelines before beginning the RFP process:

Grant Sizes
What We Don't Fund
How We Evaluate Your Application

SFCF provides grants to eligible applicants so long as funds are available, without regard to the race, creed, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, country or place of origin, ethnicity or citizenship status of the applicants.


The grant application process

01. Create an account

If you are a new applicant, please create an account in our grantee portal. If you are a returning applicant, please sign in using your existing login credentials.

Log in to Grantee Portal

02. Submit your application

If there is an open funding opportunity you'd like to apply for, please read the guidelines carefully and submit your application through our grantee portal.

03. Wait to hear from us

We will contact you with any updates on the status of your application. We may also be in touch to schedule a site visit as part of our review process or to request any additional materials.


Frequently asked questions

  • My nonprofit received a community grant last year – can we apply again for funding this year?

    In order to share our limited discretionary funds with more grantseekers, organizations that received a community grant from us in the last calendar year are not eligible to apply for a community grant from us in the current calendar year.

    My nonprofit was recently denied a grant. Can we apply for another funding opportunity?

    Yes! If your organization qualifies for an upcoming grant cycle, we encourage you to apply.

    What is the Giving Together catalog and how can my nonprofit be included?

    Our annual Giving Together catalog is a summary of all nonprofit funding proposals we receive each grant cycle. We share this catalog with our fundholders and invite them to make grants in support of the proposals that inspire them.

    All nonprofits in our funding region are invited to submit a short one-page Giving Together application through our grantee portal.

  • I'm an individual in need of financial assistance. Can I apply for funding?

    Generally, no. As a community foundation, we make grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, which in turn provide direct services to individuals. One exception is the Empty Stocking Fund, which provides financial assistance to individuals during the holiday season each year.

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Learning Hub

Your community learning center

Our Learning Hub is an educational space for nonprofit board and staff members, donors, and the community at large. Each year, the Hub offers dozens of events, workshops, and learning circles that promote leadership, skill building, and peer-supported growth. We invite you to join us in learning, together.


Contact Us

Questions? We're here.

Please reach out to our team by phone or email for further assistance.

Contact us

Diane Hamamoto

Director, Grants & Community Impact