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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 several funding opportunities for nonprofits over the course of the year. Check back regularly for open and upcoming grants.

There are no open grants at this time.
Recurring GRANTS

Competitive community grant cycles


Our Health & Wellbeing grants cycle takes place in the spring each year, in conjunction with the Community Health Funders Alliance. The 2022 spring grants cycle RFP opens April 1, 2022, and closes April 30, 2022. Please visit the Community Health Funders Alliance for more details about our Health & Wellbeing funding priorities, grant cycles and processes.


The 2022 fall grant cycle will open on July 19, 2022 and close on August 30, 2022. 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:

Arts & Culture
Animal Welfare
Civic & Economic Opportunities
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 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.

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Philanthropy Hub

Your community learning center

Our Philanthropy Hub is a learning and gathering place for our region's philanthropy sector, including nonprofit board and staff members, donors, and the community at large. With dozens of events, workshops, and learning circles to choose from each year, our Hub is a space where everyone is encouraged to grow, together.


Contact Us

Still have questions?

We're here to help. Please reach out to our team by phone or email for further assistance.

Contact us

Diane Hamamoto

Director of Grants & Community Impact