The McCune Foundation has a limited amount of emergency funding available, prioritizing support of collaborative efforts that provide relief to communities suffering pronounced impacts from the COVID-19 crisis, as well as projects that will accelerate recovery after this crisis subsides. To make an emergency funding request, please send an email detailing the collaborative effort to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Mexico Association of Grantmakers (NMAG) has also compiled a list of resources that can be accessed at New Mexico's Philanthropic Response for COVID-19
There are a number of programs that non-profits can apply for under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The National Council of Non-Profits has a handy chart regarding loan options, eligibility, and application info here. Another resource rich site for small business owners and eligible non-profits is the Small Business Administration. Guidance and resources can be found here.
Effective March 16, 2020, the McCune Charitable Foundation staff will primarily begin working remotely to help lessen the potential impacts of COVID-19 in our communities. We anticipate maintaining operations remotely through April 30th, however, we will continue to respond to conditions as they evolve.
We plan to have a staff member available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for essential functions and to answer questions - accessible via the office number, 505.983.8300.
We realize this is a challenging situation for all of us in New Mexico and will do what we can to support our families and communities.
The McCune Charitable Foundation will be transitioning its current online grants management system to a new system beginning mid-to-late March 2020. This change will be completed in time for the application cycle for 2021 funding: August 15 - September 15, 2020 (5 p.m. Mountain Time). We ask that you visit our website beginning early July for complete information on the open application cycle for 2021 funding, including application worksheets, links and instructions.
Online applications for 2020 funding consideration were accepted by the Foundation during the period of August 15 through September 13, 2019. The deadline for all of these applications was Friday, September 13, 2019, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time).
Notification regarding 2020 grant awards will be sent out via email or U.S. Mail no later than late March 2020. If you submitted an application and haven't heard from us by the end of March 2020, please contact Ernesto Torres, Grants Manager, email@example.com (505) 983-8300.
The online application cycle for 2021 funding will be from August 15 through September 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time). Please see the “Step Two: Resources When Applying for a Grant” section of this page for the links to the worksheets (2020 funding). These are provided as general examples of the type of information requested in the Foundation's applications.
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.
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
Ongoing operating support for well-established charter schools
Parochial and private schools
The resources in this section are provided to help familiarize you with regard to the Foundation’s application process. The worksheets help you understand what information the Foundation requests.
Please Note: Our online application process for 2020 funding closed September 13, 2019, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time).
Download the McCune Grant Application Troubleshooting Guide – This guide provides helpful tips about working in our online system.
Online Application Account – If 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.
If you need assistance, please call the McCune Offices at 505.983.8300.