Engaging Conversations: 30-Minute Phone Calls with Grantees Yield “Magic” for McCune Executive Director

In late 2021, Executive Director Carla Romero initiated a series of conversations with grantee partners. Director of Grantmaking and Community Inclusion Ernesto Torres interviewed Carla about how the experience is going, and what’s next.   Ernesto:  Within philanthropy, there are many practices that fall within the framework of community engagement, as well as a range of purposes that drive these efforts. …

A Learning Journey

In 2021, the team at the McCune Charitable Foundation set off on a journey with a cohort of grantee partners and an external evaluator to explore what meaningful, equitable, and actionable learning and evaluation could look like.  This journey was inspired by both internal self-reflection on the Foundation’s grant-making practices and conversations with grantee partners and others who are curious …

An Announcement from the Board of the McCune Charitable Foundation

Carla Romero, Executive Director of the McCune Charitable Foundation The Board of the McCune Charitable Foundation is proud to announce that Carla Romero has accepted the position of Executive Director effective August 1, 2021. Carla served in the role of Administrative Director since January 2012 and most recently as the Interim Executive Director upon the departure of Ms. Wendy Lewis. The Board made this selection based …

New Mexico Collaborative Zone Grant September 2021 Update

The “New Mexico Collaborative Zone Grant” (“Zone Grant”) is a unique grant structure that provides an opportunity for collaborations and organizations to apply for flexible funding from multiple local and national foundations to develop, prove, and support innovative responses to New Mexico’s challenges. In the past, the Zone Grant has included a one-year planning grant followed by the potential for …