UWNNM NEWS RELEASE
The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) has announced the opening of its 2023 Community Action Fund Grant Process.
Starting Monday, Oct. 24, non-profits serving residents in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba County and other Northern New Mexico regions have the opportunity to request funding for their programs.
“Last year we did $475,000 of investments in our priority areas; senior services and transportation, food assistance, housing, behavioral health and family supports, youth education and mentoring.” Says UWNNM Executive Director, Monica Griego. “This year, we’re aiming to raise over a half-million dollars to provide even more funding for the communities around Northern New Mexico.”
The grant process is a competitive process in which members of the UWNNM Board of Trustees and community members review applications and meet with nonprofit representatives.
“We get the opportunity to meet the incredible individuals doing passionate work in our communities and learn more about how they are taking care of residents,” UWNNM Board President Liddie Martinez said.
Decisions on the grant requests are made in December.
Certified Non-profits 501(c) (3) in good standing with the IRS are encouraged to apply if they are serving residents in Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba County in the areas of Education, Financial Stability or Health (Social Determinants of Health).
Grant requests are being accepted until December 1, 2022.
To donate to United Way of Northern New Mexico and its future nonprofits, visit UnitedWayNNM.org, or visit UnitedWayNNM.org for more information about how to apply and submit the 2023 Grantee Application Form.