Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

We believe that solutions developed elsewhere may not always be relevant to the diverse peoples and communities that comprise New Mexico’s unique cultural landscape. We value the promise of place-based solutions that are immersed in local knowledge and reflect and respect local cultures. In our search for solutions, we look to our grantees, whose work, communications and lessons learned frequently provide the best answers.


The McCune Charitable Foundation is dedicated to enriching the health, education, environment, cultural and spiritual lives of New Mexicans. Details of the various open application grant opportunities are detailed below. All grants will be unrestricted, general operating grants and must benefit New Mexicans. Organizations can apply for only one grant per year, regardless of category.



The Marshall L. and Perrine D. McCune Charitable Foundation is dedicated to enriching the health, education, environment, cultural, and spiritual life of New Mexicans. The Foundation memorializes its benefactors through proactive grantmaking that seeks to foster positive social change.




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Grantee Forms

PLEASE READ BEFORE SELECTING FORM:

  • Complete and return only the forms that the Foundation has requested that you complete and return (see your Grant Award Letter).

  • Return the completed form(s) by:  email, ernesto@nmmccune.org; fax, 505.983.7887; or mail:

    • McCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
      345 East Alameda Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

  • Forms specific to the online Final Report are provided here for preparation in advance of submission online as an attachment to the report.

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2022 Grantees

Below are the McCune Charitable Foundation's 2022 grant recipients by Priority Area. 
Visit Foundation Priorities to learn more about these categories.

Building Links Between Arts & Community Engagement:

ALMA (Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts) - Albuquerque
Escuela del Sol Montessori Inc. / Harwood Art Center - Albuquerque
Intersection for the Arts, fiscal sponsor for Dancing Earth Creations - San Francisco
Littleglobe Productions Inc. - Santa Fe
Moving Arts Espanola - Velarde
Museum of New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Museum of International Folk Art - Santa Fe
Partnership for Community Action, fiscal sponsor for Together for Brothers - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Arts Hub - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Art Institute - Santa Fe
Tomorrow's Women - Santa Fe
Wildlife Conservation Society Rockies Program - Santa Fe
Working Classroom, Inc. - Albuquerque

Capacity Building in the Non-profit Sector:

501(C)PA - Albuquerque
Center for Health Innovation - Silver City
Colorado Plateau Foundation - Flagstaff
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers dba Groundworks New Mexico - Albuquerque
New Mexico Black Leadership Council - Albuquerque
New Mexico CASA Association - Albuquerque
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty - Albuquerque
New Mexico Community Capital, fiscal sponsor for The Semilla Project - Albuquerque
NMCAN - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute - Albuquerque
Roadrunner Food Bank - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Community Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Local News Fund - Santa Fe

Economic Development & Family Asset Building:

New Mexico Community Capital, fiscal sponsor for Native Women Lead - Albuquerque
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center - Albuquerque
New Mexico Resiliency Alliance - Edgewood
Prosperity Works - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Color Theory - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for International District Economic Development - Albuquerque
Street Food Institute - Albuquerque
YouthWorks - Santa Fe

Education Transformation:

Albuquerque Interfaith - Albuquerque
APS Education Foundation - Albuquerque
APS Education Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Any Given Child ABQ - Albuquerque
Center of Southwest Culture, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network - Albuquerque
Climate Advocates Voces Unidas dba CAVU - Santa Fe
CommUNITY Learning Network - Santa Fe
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions - Albuquerque
Cuidando Los Niños - Albuquerque
Environmental Education Association of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Explora Science Center & Children's Museum of Albuquerque - Albuquerque
Future Focused Education - Albuquerque
Gallina Research Institute for Indigenous Technology - Albuquerque
Keres Children's Learning Center - Cochiti Pueblo
LAB Learning and Action Buffet - Las Cruces
Las Cumbres Community Services Inc. - Española
NACA Inspired Schools Network - Albuquerque
National Indian Youth Leadership Project - Albuquerque
New Mexico Wildlife Federation - Albuquerque
Ngage New Mexico - Las Cruces
Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools, fiscal sponsor for River Source - Santa Fe
Partnership for Community Action, fiscal sponsor for Cooperativa Korimi - Albuquerque
Regents of the University of New Mexico / Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies - Albuquerque
Regents of the University of New Mexico / Department of Linguistics - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for UNM Community Engagement Center - Albuquerque
Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC) - Albuquerque
Teach For America New Mexico - Thoreau
Teach Plus, Inc. - Boston
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project - Zuni

Influencing Planning of Built Environments:

Chainbreaker Collective - Santa Fe
Cornerstones Community Partnerships - Santa Fe
International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology - Denver
Mass Design Group - Santa Fe
Santa Fe Community Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition - Santa Fe

Leveraging Opportunities in Health Care:

Bridge to Health NM - Santa Fe
Compostela Community & Family Cultural Institute - Arroyo Seco
Enlace Comunitario - Albuquerque
La Plaza De Encuentro Gathering Place - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Doña Ana Communities United - Albuquerque
The Savila Collaborative d.b.a. Centro Savila - Albuquerque

Local Food Industry Development:

Alianza Agri-Cultura de Taos - Taos
Farm to Table, Inc. - Santa Fe
La Semilla Food Center - Anthony
New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association - Santa Fe
San Juan College Foundation / Harvest Food Hub & Kitchen - Farmington
The Tides Center, fiscal sponsor for One Generation - San Francisco

Stewardship in Community:  

Amigos Bravos - Taos
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. - Albuquerque
Conservation Legacy - Durango
Earth Care International - Santa Fe
Gila Resources Information Project - Silver City
National Audubon Society Inc. - Audubon New Mexico - Santa Fe
National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) - Washington, DC
New Mexico Environmental Law Center - Santa Fe
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Communities for Clean Water - Santa Fe
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Mining Act Network - Santa Fe
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Return - Santa Fe
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - Ranchos De Taos
San Juan Citizens Alliance - Durango
Sierra Club Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter - Oakland
Southwest Research and Information Center - Albuquerque
Southwest Research and Information Center, fiscal sponsor for Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy - Albuquerque
Taos Land Trust - Taos
Taos Land Trust, fiscal sponsor for Rio Fernando de Taos Revitalization Collaborative - Taos
Western Environmental Law Center - Taos

Strategies for Rural Development:  

Carrizozo Works, Inc. - Carrizozo
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Greenroots Institute - Santa Fe
READ "WRITE" ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM - Moriarty
Valencia Community Action Network (VCAN) - Los Lunas
Visiones Collaborativas Collaborative Visions - Mora



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2021 Grantees

Below are the McCune Charitable Foundation's 2021 grant recipients by Priority Area. 
Visit Foundation Priorities to learn more about these categories.

Building Links Between Arts & Community Engagement:

ALMA - Albuquerque
Escuela del Sol Montessori Inc. / Harwood Art Center - Albuquerque
Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts - Albuquerque
Littleglobe Productions Inc. - Santa Fe
National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation - Albuquerque
New Mexico Humanities Council - Albuquerque
Ot Circus - Albuquerque
Outpost Productions Inc. - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Any Given Child ABQ - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Arts Hub - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Art Institute - Santa Fe
The Partnership for Arts in Medicine - Albuquerque
Tricklock Company - Albuquerque
Two Worlds - Albuquerque

Capacity Building in the Non-profit Sector:

501(C)PA - Albuquerque
Arc of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Center for Applied Human Ecology - Albuquerque
Center for Civic Policy - Albuquerque
Center for Health Innovation - Silver City
Center of Southwest Culture, Inc. - Albuquerque
Centro Savila, fiscal sponsor for Transformar Leadership Development Program - Albuquerque
Colorado Plateau Foundation - Flagstaff
Enlace Comunitario - Albuquerque
Flower Hill Institute - Jemez Pueblo
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers - Albuquerque
New Mexico Black Leadership Council - Albuquerque
New Mexico Community Capital, fiscal sponsor for REZILIENCE - Albuquerque
New Mexico Highlands University Foundation - Las Vegas
Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority - Ohkay
Pivotal New Mexico - Albuquerque
Protestant Episcopal Church USA / Episcopal Church in Navajoland, fiscal sponsor for Cheii’ Web Development Shop - Farmington
Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority - Kewa Pueblo
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico - Albuquerque

Economic Development & Family Asset Building:

Family Independence Initiative (FII) - National / FII - Albuquerque - Oakland
Fathers Building Futures - Albuquerque
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center - Albuquerque
New Mexico Resiliency Alliance - Edgewood
Prosperity Works - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Color Theory - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for International District Economic Development - Albuquerque
Southwest Educational Partners for Training (SWEPT) - Albuquerque

Education Transformation & Early Childhood Development:

ATD Fourth World Movement - Gallup
Center for Civic Policy, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Dream Team - Albuquerque
Dual Language Education of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Explora Science Center & Children's Museum of Albuquerque - Albuquerque
Future Focused Education - Albuquerque
Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Keres Children's Learning Center - Cochiti Pueblo
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation - Espanola
Moving Arts Espanola - Velarde
NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) - Albuquerque
NM Voices for Children - Albuquerque
OLÉ Education Fund - Albuquerque
Partnership for Community Action - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Community Foundation / OSF & NMIIC - Santa Fe
Steaming Ahead for Success Inc. - Silver City

Influencing Urban Planning & Built Environments:

Chainbreaker Collective - Santa Fe
New Mexico Inter-Faith Community Housing Development Corporation - Santa Fe
Rio Grande Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Together for Brothers - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Community Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition - Santa Fe
West Central Community Development Group - Albuquerque

Leveraging Opportunities in Health Care:

Breath of My Heart Birthplace - Espanola
Indian Country Grassroots Support, fiscal sponsor for San Juan Collaborative for Health Equity - Farmington
Justice, Access, Support, and Solutions for Health dba Casa de Salud - Albuquerque
La Plaza De Encuentro Gathering Place - Albuquerque
New Mexico Caregivers Coalition - Bernalillo
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Doña Ana Communities United - Albuquerque
The Savila Collaborative d.b.a. Centro Savila - Albuquerque

Local Food Industry Development:

Barelas Community Coalition Inc. - Albuquerque
Center of Southwest Culture, Inc., fiscal sponsor for Cooperative Development Center (CODECE) - Albuquerque
Farm to Table, Inc. - Santa Fe
La Cosecha Community Supported Agriculture - Albuquerque
New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association - Santa Fe
New Mexico First - Albuquerque
The National Center for Frontier Communities - Silver City
Three Sisters Kitchen - Albuquerque
YouthWorks - Santa Fe

Stewardship of Natural Resources:  

Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. - Albuquerque
Center for Social Sustainable Systems - Albuquerque
New Mexico Environmental Law Center - Santa Fe
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Mining Act Network - Santa Fe
New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light - Albuquerque
Partnership for Responsible Business, fiscal sponsor for Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce - Santa Fe
Quivira Coalition - Santa Fe
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - Ranchos De Taos
San Juan Citizens Alliance - Durango
Southwest Research and Information Center, fiscal sponsor for Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy - Albuquerque
Taos Land Trust - Taos

Strategies for Rural Development:  

Cornerstones Community Partnerships - Santa Fe
Embudo Valley Library and Community Center - Dixon
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Greenroots Institute - Santa Fe



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2020 Grantees

Below are the McCune Charitable Foundation's 2020 grant recipients by Priority Area. 
Visit Foundation Priorities to learn more about these categories.

Building Links Between Arts & Community Engagement:

516 ARTS - Albuquerque
ALMA - Albuquerque
ATD Fourth World Movement - Gallup
Escuela del Sol Montessori Inc. / Harwood Art Center - Albuquerque
Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts - Albuquerque
Littleglobe Productions Inc. - Santa Fe
Moving Arts Espanola - Velarde
National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation - Albuquerque
New Mexico Asian Family Center, fiscal sponsor for Southeast Heights Collaborative - Albuquerque
New Mexico Community Capital, fiscal sponsor for REZILIENCE - Albuquerque
New Mexico Community Capital, fiscal sponsor for Two Worlds - Albuquerque
New Mexico Humanities Council - Albuquerque
Ot Circus - Albuquerque
Outpost Productions Inc. - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Any Given Child ABQ - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Arts Hub - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Art Institute - Santa Fe
The Partnership for Arts in Medicine - Albuquerque
Tricklock Company - Albuquerque

Capacity Building in the Non-profit Sector:

501(C)PA - Albuquerque
Center for Applied Human Ecology - Santa Cruz
Center for Civic Policy - Albuquerque
Center for Health Innovation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Community Data Collaborative - Silver City
Center of Southwest Culture, Inc. - Albuquerque
Colorado Plateau Foundation - Flagstaff
Enlace Comunitario - Albuquerque
Indian Country Grassroots Support - Farmington
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation - Espanola
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Black Leadership Council (NMBLC) - Santa Fe
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Community Foundation / OSF & NMIIC - Santa Fe
Santa Fe Community Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Collaborative Zone Grant - Santa Fe
Southwest Educational Partners for Training (SWEPT) - Albuquerque
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico - Albuquerque
United We Dream Network Inc., fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Dream Team - Washington, DC

Economic Development & Family Asset Building:

Arc of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Barelas Community Coalition Inc. - Albuquerque
Family Independence Initiative (FII) - National / FII - Albuquerque - Oakland
Fathers Building Futures - Albuquerque
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center - Albuquerque
Prosperity Works - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Color Theory - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for International District Economic Development - Albuquerque
YouthWorks - Santa Fe

Education Transformation & Early Childhood Development:

Dual Language Education of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Explora Science Center & Children's Museum of Albuquerque - Albuquerque
Flower Hill Institute - Jemez Pueblo
Future Focused Education - Albuquerque
Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico - Albuquerque
Keres Children's Learning Center - Cochiti Pueblo
NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) - Albuquerque
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty - Albuquerque
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Tribal Language Consortium - Santa Fe
NM Voices for Children - Albuquerque
OLÉ Education Fund - Albuquerque
Partnership for Community Action - Albuquerque
Regents of the University of New Mexico / Institute for American Indian Education - Albuquerque
Steaming Ahead for Success Inc. - Silver City

Influencing Urban Planning & Built Environments:

Chainbreaker Collective - Santa Fe
New Mexico Inter-Faith Community Housing Development Corporation - Santa Fe
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Doña Ana Communities United - Albuquerque
Rio Grande Development Corporation, fiscal sponsor for Together for Brothers - Albuquerque
Santa Fe Community Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition - Santa Fe
Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority - Santo Domingo Pueblo
West Central Community Development Group - Albuquerque

Leveraging Opportunities in Health Care:

Breath of My Heart Birthplace - Espanola
Justice, Access, Support, and Solutions for Health dba Casa de Salud - Albuquerque
La Plaza De Encuentro Gathering Place - Albuquerque
New Mexico Caregivers Coalition - Bernalillo
Partnership for Responsible Business, fiscal sponsor for Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce - Santa Fe
The Savila Collaborative d.b.a. Centro Savila - Albuquerque

Local Food Industry Development:

Farm to Table, Inc. - Santa Fe
La Cosecha Community Supported Agriculture - Albuquerque
National Center for Frontier Communities - Silver City
New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association - Santa Fe
New Mexico First - Albuquerque
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for Greenroots Institute - Santa Fe
Quivira Coalition - Santa Fe

Stewardship of Natural Resources:  

Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. - Albuquerque
Center for Social Sustainable Systems - Albuquerque
Denver Zoological Foundation Inc. - Denver
New Mexico Environmental Law Center - Santa Fe
New Mexico Foundation, fiscal sponsor for New Mexico Mining Act Network - Santa Fe
New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light - Albuquerque
Regents of the University of New Mexico / Utton Transboundary Resource Center, School of Law - Albuquerque
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - Ranchos De Taos
San Juan Citizens Alliance - Durango
Southwest Organizing Project, fiscal sponsor for Pueblo Action Alliance - Albuquerque
Southwest Research and Information Center, fiscal sponsor for Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy - Albuquerque
Taos Land Trust - Taos

Strategies for Rural Development:  

Center of Southwest Culture, Inc., fiscal sponsor for Cooperative Development Center (CODECE) - Albuquerque
Cornerstones Community Partnerships - Santa Fe
Embudo Valley Library and Community Center - Dixon
New Mexico Indian Affairs Department - Santa Fe
New Mexico Resiliency Alliance - Edgewood
Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority - Ohkay Owingeh
Protestant Episcopal Church USA / Episcopal Church in Navajoland, fiscal sponsor for Cheii’ Web Development Shop - Farmington



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NM Collaborative Zone Grant Stories

Launched as a pilot program in 2019, the first NMCZG cohort of collaboratives is concluding nearly three years of building initiatives that responded to New Mexico’s challenges and also extended beyond the mission of any single participating organization.

The collaboratives began their work within a framework of questions – open-ended to both encourage learning and inspire transformational change among sectors, as well as ignite shared work among dozens of organizations throughout the state. Flexible funding from multiple local and national foundations was provided to develop, prove and support innovative responses to these questions.

We invite you to read about the collaboratives. These are the stories of everyday New Mexicans at the heart of the work. Each story tells of the unique outcomes, program development and relationships in the community that resulted.


More Information on the Foundation’s Grantmaking

More Information on the Foundation’s Grantmaking