Spring Grant Opportunities Open Monday April 1

(LACF News) – The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) annual grant cycle opens Monday, April 1 with applications due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Active 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located and providing services in Los Alamos County are invited to apply under the following categories:

Capacity Building Grants: Nonprofits may request up to $5,000 to fund initiatives that increase an organization’s capacity to improve its financial health. Grants should support efforts with measurable results that strengthen financial sustainability; operations and program support are not eligible. This funding is intended to facilitate capacity building that would not be practical without grant support. Eligible activities include but are not limited to: initiatives to diversify or expand funding sources; building technological capacity to increase efficiency; investing in board development to strengthen governance and fiduciary oversight; completing a non-routine/required performance or financial review; establishing and implementing development, marketing or strategic plans. Grants are funded in part through the Enterprise Bank & Trust Community Endowment.

Youth Sports: Up to $2,400 is available to fund competitive youth sports activities, specifically projects that build leadership skills in youth through achievement in competitive team sports. Youth served by the project or program must live in Los Alamos County and/or attend Los Alamos schools and be between the ages of 5-18. Eligible activities include but are not limited to tournament and travel expenses, team fees, and equipment purchase. Grants are funded through the Los Alamos Community Youth Sports Endowment.

Music Organizations: Up to $750 is available in unrestricted operating support to nonprofits whose work expands knowledge and appreciation of genres such as classical, orchestral and band music, light opera, marching band, and choral performances for adult populations. Grants are funded through the Judy Dudziak Endowment for Community Music Organizations.

Preserving History (new for 2024): Up to $600 is available to support activities focused on preserving the heritage of the Homestead Era on the Pajarito Plateau. Eligible projects include historic building assessments, preservation plans, and appropriate actions to stabilize, maintain and/or preserve Homestead Era properties and features (e.g., trails and roads). Grants are funded through the Pajarito Plateau Heritage Preservation Endowment.

How to Apply

Additional information, including a link to application forms (available April 1), can be found at  losalamoscf.org under ‘grantmaking’ or by clicking here. Direct questions to info@losalamoscf.org

Established in 2015, the Los Alamos Community Foundation improves the quality of life in our community by inspiring local philanthropy and building the capacity and success of our nonprofit organizations. LACF stewards 16 permanent endowment funds and supports nonprofits through training, initiatives and grantmaking. For more information visit www.losalamoscf.org.