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 2023 Funding Opens August 15, 2022 and closes September 15, 2022 5 p.m. MDT

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 2022 annual open application cycle (mid-August to mid-September) for 2023 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 in existence, i.e., 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).

Regarding the annual open application cycle for 2023 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):

  • Monday, August 22, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 12, 2022, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Go to (McCune Charitable Foundation's Online Portal url)

    • If you are a current registrant, 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 information according to the following example: Sponsoring Organization [name], fiscal sponsor for Sponsored Organization or Project [name].
    • 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, do not create a new account. Please contact for assistance.
    • The Foundation's office summer schedule - with the exception of holidays - is Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office number is 505.983.8300. [Beginning the week of September 12th, the office is open Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well.]

    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:

    Expect the Spanish language version soon!

    ♦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