The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) announces its Spring 2023 grantmaking cycle, and invites 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Los Alamos County to submit a grant application under the following funding categories:
Discretionary Grants: Nonprofits may request up to $5,000 to fund projects that increase the overall financial health of the organization. LACF defines “financial health” as any effort which results in a measurable improvement across one or more dimensions of an organization’s financial sustainability. Actions may include but are not limited to: diversifying funding sources and income streams; building technological capacity for increased efficiency; investing in board development to strengthen governance and fiduciary oversight; pursuing a formal financial audit or review; and/or increasing marketing efforts to broaden outreach and bring in new donors/customers/clients.
Youth Sports: Nonprofits may request up to $2,000 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.
Music Organizations: Up to $500 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.
The grant application cycle opens 9 a.m. Friday, March 31 and closes 5 p.m. Monday, May 1. Awardees will be notified by the end of May with funds available for distribution within 1-2 weeks of award notice.
Interested nonprofits are welcome to attend an optional grant information session 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, or 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 30. Both sessions will be held at the UNM-LA Student Center Auditorium (Building 2).
Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status and would like to apply for funding may be eligible to do so through use of a fiscal sponsor. More information on this year’s grant cycle can be found here.
About the Los Alamos Community Foundation: Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to build enduring philanthropy to empower our community’s nonprofit organizations. The Los Alamos Community Foundation currently stewards 15 local endowed funds. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.org.