Open grant opportunities
We offer several funding opportunities for nonprofits over the course of the year. Check back regularly for open and upcoming grants.
Competitive community grant cycles
Our 2023 spring grant cycle will open on January 31, 2023 and close on March 10, 2023. We welcome grant proposals from organizations that are engaged in direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaborative efforts to improve outcomes in the following areas.
Civic & Economic Opportunities
Health & Human Services
During our fall grant cycle, we welcome proposals from organizations that are engaged in direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaborative efforts to improve outcomes in the following areas:
Arts & Culture
Envision Fund (LGBTQ+)
Native American Advised Fund
Santa Fe Baby Fund
Please review our general guidelines before beginning the RFP process:
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.
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 catalogue and how can my nonprofit be included?
Our annual Giving Together catalogue is a summary of all nonprofit funding proposals we receive each grant cycle. We share this catalogue 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.
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.