Grant Seekers 

The McCune Charitable Foundation will be accepting online applications for 2019 funding consideration during the period of August 15 through September 14, 2018.  The deadline for all applications is Friday, September 14, 2018, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time).

Please see the "Step Two: Resources When Applying for a Grant" section of this page for application links and worksheets, as well as other important resources for applying.  You will be able to complete and submit an online application form via the links beginning August 15, 2018; all application links will close September 14, 2018, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time) - that is, completion and submission of an online application will no longer be possible at that time.

Late applications will not be accepted.  It is best to allow sufficient time for the online submission process, should a technical issue arise that requires coordinated troubleshooting with McCune staff.

Notification regarding 2019 grant awards will be sent out via email or U.S. Mail no later than late March 2019.  If you submit an application and have not heard from us by the end of March 2019, please contact Ernesto Torres, Grants Manager, (505) 983-8300.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We kindly request that all grant applicants add or update their organizational and program information in the statewide SHARE NM website as part of our effort to better understand and communicate the resources that are available in our community and promote improved access and collaboration among programs. Thank you for taking the time to provide and update your information.

Step One: Determining Eligibility

The McCune Charitable Foundation accepts online applications for community-based projects in the State of New Mexico related to our nine Foundation Priorities. Grants can be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, federally-recognized Indian tribes, public schools, and governmental agencies. Grants cannot be made to individuals.

What We Do Not Fund:

The McCune Charitable Foundation is currently funding a portfolio of work structured around nine (9) Foundation Priorities. Incoming requests that are in alignment with those priorities will be considered.

While we recognize the value of the broad range of work being done by organizations in the non-profit sector, the McCune Charitable Foundation is not currently awarding grants for the following:

  • Direct donations or grants to individuals

  • Direct grants to for-profit institutions

  • Projects in the area of health addressing and/or providing medical research related to particular diseases or conditions

  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes

  • Grants to political campaigns, to support political activities or to lobby for or against particular pieces of legislation

  • Programs related to domestic animals

  • Grants for organizations "in crisis" or for debt repayment

  • Development positions within individual organizations

  • Projects that should primarily be funded by local, state or federal government

  • Establishment of endowed Chairs or other permanent academic posts

  • Capacity building for individual organizations

  • Search and rescue operations

  • Historical preservation efforts

  • Community and school teaching gardens

  • Adoption services or support

  • Therapeutic programs

  • Ongoing operating support for well-established charter schools

  • Film projects

  • Arts councils

  • Parochial and private schools

  • Indirect costs for Institutions of Higher Education

Resources for Determining Eligibility:

McCune Charitable Foundation Leverage Point Overview for Grantseekers

Download the McCune Foundation's Grantmaking Overview

Download the Lead Grant Eligibility and Letter of Intent Instructions for the 2019 Funding Cycle

Download the McCune Charitable Foundation's Strategic Plan

Download the McCune Charitable Foundation's Priorities Framework

Download the Grantseekers FAQ

WATCH: The McCune Foundation's June 2017 Webinar 

Step Two: Resources When Applying for a Grant

If upon reviewing the information above you determine your project or work is in alignment with the Foundation's funding priorities and you are ready to apply for a grant through our online application process, you can:

First, download the appropriate 2019 Grant Application Worksheet - It is suggested that you cut and paste information from the worksheet into the online application system to avoid losing your work.

Second, use the related 2019 Grant application Link to access and complete the specific online application form that you've determined as appropriate for your organization or project. - Each Grant Application Worksheet is immediately followed by the Grant Application Link which corresponds to it.

Please Note: You will be able to complete and submit an online application form via a 2019 Grant Application Link beginning August 15, 2018 (i.e., no earlier than this date).  Our online application process closes September 14, 2018, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time).

Online Application AccountIf you have submitted an application and you want to see a prior year application, you can log in to your account by clicking this link.


2019 Worksheet for Cultivation and Continuity Category (No Fiscal Sponsor)

2019 Cultivation and Continuity (No Fiscal Sponsor) Online Application Form

2019 Worksheet for Cultivation and Continuity Category (Using a Fiscal Sponsor)

2019 Cultivation and Continuity (Using a Fiscal Sponsor) Online Application Form

2019 Worksheet for Focus Category (No Fiscal Sponsor)

2019 Focus (No Fiscal Sponsor) Online Application Form

2019 Worksheet for Focus Category (Using a Fiscal Sponsor)

2019 Focus (Using a Fiscal Sponsor) Online Application Form

Download the McCune Grant Application Troubleshooting Guide – This guide provides helpful tips if you run into technical problems with the online system.


If you need assistance, please call the McCune Offices at 505.983.8300.