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During our annual application cycle, we accept funding requests online from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, federally-recognized Native American tribes, public schools, and governmental agencies.

Our three grant categories support the primary elements from our Theory of Change:  Cultivate ⇒ Alignment; Focus ⇒ Collaboration; and Lead ⇒ Integration.


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Grant Seekers

The McCune Foundation's Application Process for 2022 Funding

The McCune Charitable Foundation online application cycle for 2022 funding opens August 15, 2021 and closes September 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm (Mountain Time).

During the annual open application cycle, the Foundation accepts 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) non-profit organizations, federally-recognized Native American tribes, public schools, and governmental agencies. Grants cannot be made to individuals.

Please review the information available on the Grant Eligibility page to help you further determine whether or not to apply.

PREVIEW THE APPLICATION

Available here is a PDF of the question list. Pages 1-10 apply to all applicants; part of page 10 through the first part of page 13 contain questions only for those using a fiscal sponsor; the last part of page 13 through the beginning of page 14 is only applicable to Focus and Lead applicants.

The application that you will complete and submit via the Foundation’s online grants portal will not be accessible until the application cycle’s opening date, August 15, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY - Beginning August 15, 2021 (until September 15, 2021 5 p.m. MT)

Following are instructions for A) current McCune Foundation grantees and B) all other applicants. Current grantees specifically comprise 2021 funding recipients, both those who received award letters in March or July 2021 and those who received discretionary funding this year (2021).

If you have questions about this distinction or the application process in general, please contact Ernesto Torres, Director of Grantmaking and Community Inclusion, (505) 983-8300, grants@nmmccune.org.

A) CURRENT MCCUNE FOUNDATION GRANTEES

Go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=mccfoundation (McCune Charitable Foundation's Online Portal url)

  • Once you have accessed your account, you will see your “Applicant Dashboard.”
  • Beginning August 15, 2021 click on the “Apply” button at the top (left) of this page.
  • Because no code is required to open the application to be completed and submitted, i.e., “McCune 2022 Grant Application (open cycle) Accepting Submissions from 08/15/2021 to 09/15/2021,” simply click on the blue “Apply” button located at the end of this text.

You can work on the application draft as much as you like (your work is automatically saved as you enter information). Once submitted, an application can’t be changed.

B) ALL OTHER APPLICANTS

Go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=mccfoundation (McCune Charitable Foundation's Online Portal url)

  • Click on the Create New Account button.
  • Complete the “Organization Information” section and click on the “Next>” button to access the second section, “User Information.”

IF the email address you enter into the “email/username” field located in the "User Information" section is already in the system, you will receive a “Duplicate Login” message and need to return to the Logon Page and

  • enter this email address in the “Email Address” field;
  • then click on “Forgot your password?” (skipping the “Password” field) to receive a temporary password that allows you to establish a new password and access your existing account.

IF, upon entering an email address into the “email/username” field located in the "User Information" section, you do not receive the “Duplicate Login” message, continue completing the “User Information” section and any additional sections required to fully register.

Once you have accessed your account, you will see your “Applicant Dashboard.”

  • Beginning August 15, 2021 click on the “Apply” button at the top (left) of this page.
  • Because no code is required to open the application to be completed and submitted, i.e., “McCune 2022 Grant Application (open cycle) Accepting Submissions from 08/15/2021 to 09/15/2021,” simply click on the blue “Apply” button located at the end of this text.

You can work on the application draft as much as you like (your work is automatically saved as you enter information). Once submitted, an application can’t be changed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MCCUNE’S ONLINE GRANTS PORTAL

Multiple grant accounts can’t be established using the same email address. This is a system requirement. (Regarding future access, if ever you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, do not create a new account. Please contact ernesto@nmmccune.org for assistance.)

  • If you are using a fiscal sponsor, when creating your online grant account, in the ORGANIZATION NAME field, enter information according to the following example: Sponsoring Organization name, fiscal sponsor for Sponsored Organization or Project’s name.
  • Log On button (having created your account by registering, click this button to access the portal whenever you’re logged out)
  • Forgot your password? button (click this button to reset your password)
  • RESTRICTION: Each grant account created must linked to a unique email address. This unique email address also serves as your username and, with the password you establish at the time of registration, will be required to log on and access your grant account.
  • Resources available on the Logon page: Tutorials:  Link - Video Tutorial 1: Site Access & Account Creation (3 minutes long); Link - Video Tutorial 2: Applying for Funding (5 minutes long); Link - Video Tutorial 3: Your Applicant Dashboard (3 minutes long); Link - Written Tutorial.

OPEN CALL DATES/TIMES - Staff will be available by phone, (505) 983-8300, for questions related to the open cycle application process.

Monday                        8/23/21             1-3 p.m.

Monday                        8/30/21             1-3 p.m.

Tuesday                        9/07/21             2-4 p.m.

Monday                        9/13/21              1-3 p.m.

Through Friday, September 10th, the Foundation's office schedule - with the exception of holidays - is Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; after September 10th, Monday through Friday. The office number is 505.983.8300.



Responding to COVID-19

RESOURCES

♦The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty has created a comprehensive source of information about assistance - and New Mexicans’ rights to access it - available across the state now and in the future.

The guide includes information about programs funded through federal legislation like the American Recovery Plan Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, as well as long-standing state and local programs that can help families with food, housing, healthcare, child care, and more. Access the resource guide here:  http://nmpovertylaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/NMCLP-COVID-Guide.pdf

Expect the Spanish language version soon!

♦The New Mexico Association of Grantmakers (NMAG) has 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.



More Information on the Foundation’s Grantmaking

More Information on the Foundation’s Grantmaking