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.

Decorative Element

Grant Seekers

The McCune Foundation's Application Process for 2025 Funding opens August 15, 2024 and closes September 15, 2024 5 p.m. MDT

Note: The September 15, 2024 closing date for the application process for 2025 funding falls on a Sunday. Staff will not be available either Saturday, September 14th, or Sunday, September 15th to assist you should you be completing and submitting an application during this weekend (or any weekends within the 8/15 - 9/15 timeframe). While the online grant portal will be open and available for completing and submitting applications until it automatically closes the process for applying on Sunday, September 15 at 5 p.m. MDT, we recommend that you complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.

Regarding the annual open application cycle for 2025 funding, McCune Foundation staff will be available to assist callers with their application-focused questions during the following Open Call, 505.983.8300, dates/times (all times are Mountain Daylight Savings Time):

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 1 to 3 p.m.

If you submitted a request for 2024 funding during the August 15 - September 15, 2023 open application cycle:

  • The McCune Foundation Board met in late February 2024 to consider all 2024 funding requests submitted during the 8/15-9/15, 2023 application cycle.
  • The Board's decisions were communicated by email in early March 2024.
  • If you submitted a 2024 funding request and did not receive this notification email by mid-March 2024, please contact

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 determine whether or not to apply during the 2024 annual open application cycle (mid-August to mid-September) for 2025 funding.

To also help you further determine whether or not to apply, review the McCune Foundation's Grantmaking Overview. Download the McCune Foundation's Grantmaking Overview For example, by reviewing the Grantmaking Overview, you would learn that the Focus Grant Category Minimum Eligibility Requirements are: a) at least 1 full-time staff member or contract position; b) at the time of application, your organization must have been operational for a minimum of 2 years; and c) you must be able to demonstrate active collaboration with other organizations (i.e., actions by your organization's staff actively impact or support partner programs or work).


Go to (McCune Charitable Foundation's Online Portal url) NOTE:  The application for 2025 funding is available beginning the first day of the open application cycle (August 15, 2024).

    • Current Registrants: enter the email address and password linked to your grant account and you will see your "Applicant Dashboard."
    • If you are new to the portal, click on the "Create New Account" button to register.
    • If you are new to the portal and using a Fiscal Sponsor, when creating your online grant account, in the "ORGANIZATION NAME" field, enter the information as follows:  Name (of the sponsoring organization), fiscal sponsor for Name (of the sponsored organization).
    • RESTRICTION:  Each grant account created must be 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. Multiple grant accounts can’t be established using the same email address. This is a system requirement. If you are uncertain whether or not you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, before creating a new account, contact is the email address for all grantmaking-related questions.

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

Responding to COVID-19


♦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: .

♦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