Grant Seekers 

The McCune Charitable Foundation's online grant application for 2018 consideration will run from Tuesday, August 15, 2017, through Friday, September 15, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE that we have changed to a 30-day open application cycle to submit your grant applications (from past years where it was a 45-day cycle).

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:

Download 2018 Grant Tiers

Download the McCune Charitable Foundation's Strategic Plan

Download the McCune Charitable Foundation's Priorities Framework

Download the McCune FAQs

WATCH: The McCune Foundation's June 2017 Webinar 

Step Two: Applying for a Grant

In preparing an application, we strongly encourage you to review the leverage points for each of the priority areas identified in this document. If upon reviewing the information in step one above and in the leverage points document 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 2018 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 2018 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 followed by the 2018 Grant Application Link which corresponds to it.

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.

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


Due to the high volume of submissions we receive and our limited staff we, unfortunately, have few opportunities for meetings; however if you need assistance, please call the McCune Offices at 505.983.8300.

PLEASE NOTE - In order to further assist those applying for a grant, the McCune staff will be available to speak with applicants regarding questions concerning submitting a grant application (call 505-983-8300 during dates/times listed below) prior to the 9/15/2017 deadline.  In addition, McCune will host an Online Application Technical Support Webinar (email to follow with sign up instructions), as indicated below:

  • Open Calls - Wed., Aug. 16th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm (MT)
  • Online Application Technical Support Webinar - Wed., Aug. 23rd, at 10:00 am (MT) - deadline to register for this webinar is Aug. 20th.
  • Open Calls - Thurs., Aug. 31st from 1:30 to 3:00 pm (MT)
  • Open Calls - Thurs., Sept. 7th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm (MT)
  • Open Calls - Thurs., Sept. 14th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm (MT)

Our intent is to make this application submission as easy as possible for those applying and hope these further efforts will assist in that process.