Like many community foundations, the Albuquerque Community Foundation makes grants in six diverse fields-of-interest. This allows the Foundation to meet a broad spectrum of needs, and it provides Foundation staff the opportunity to monitor our community’s changing needs in order to make the greatest impact in each field-of-interest.
- Arts and Culture: Arts & Culture grants will focus on two primary funding areas: organizations and programs that provide access to arts and culture for low-income and/or at-risk populations and organizations supporting the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area through visual and performing arts.
- Economic and Workforce Development: Economic & Workforce Development grants will support intentional, inventive efforts to ensure a strong local economy. The new field promotes social, economic and environmental growth by supporting innovative support systems for entrepreneurs and the state’s workforce.
- Education: Education grants will focus on supporting at-risk populations to ensure they receive educational opportunities to better the course of their lives and careers. Specific focus areas in this field are: elementary education literacy programs, at-risk youth, students with special needs and skills-based education for youth and adults.
- Environmental and Historic Preservation: Environment & Historic Preservation grants will focus on the “environmental economy” and the preservation of historic landmarks, attractions, buildings and venues. The “environmental economy” can be defined as organizations working within the environmental sector to bolster economic growth.
- Health: Health grants will focus specifically on meeting the mental health needs of individuals in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. Populations served through mental health programs may range from early childhood to seniors and can include the many diverse populations in between.
- Human Services: Human Services grants will serve as “springboard” grants to help individuals transition to more self-sustainable lifestyles. Special focus will be given to organizations and programs that support one or more of the following: parental or guardian skills training, teen pregnancy, job training, independent living and children aging out of foster care.