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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.
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). We ask that you visit our website mid-to-late July of this year for complete information on the open application cycle for 2022 funding, including using our online grants portal and accessing an application worksheet.
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.
Additionally, McCune’s Introductory Roundtables offer opportunities for small, informal group conversations for organizations wishing to introduce themselves or refresh their relationship with the Foundation, as well as meet others working in the sector. Please visit the Connect With Us page for more information.
Applicants for 2021 Funding: Notification regarding 2021 grant awards will be sent out via email or U.S. Mail no later than late March 2021. If you submitted an application and haven't heard from us by the end of March 2021, please contact Ernesto Torres, Director of Grantmaking and Community Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 983-8300.
Responding to COVID-19
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.
McCune Charitable Foundation staff is primarily working remotely to help lessen the potential impacts of COVID-19 in our communities. We anticipate maintaining remote operations indefinitely, however we will continue to respond to conditions as they evolve. We expect to have a staff member at the Santa Fe office from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday for essential functions and to answer questions. On Fridays all staff are working remotely, but also are available by phone through the Santa Fe 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.