Proposals For Annual United Way Community Action Fund Grants Due By 5 P.M. April 13


United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) Community Action Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) were released March 9 and due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 13.

A copy of the RFP can found on the UWNNM website at ing or by calling 505.662.0800.

Proposals go through the UWNNM Grant Committee, which consists of UWNNM board members, investors and community members who contribute a lot of time researching needs in the communities through Health Profiles, Youth Risk & Resiliency Surveys and other means. They review all applications from nonprofits.

As in the past, UWNNM expects funding requests to be about double the funds raised this year.

“It’s always tough because often folks don’t come to us with bad ideas,” said UWNNM Marketing and Program Coordinator Jeremy Varela. “We really try and focus on organizations with long term goals, sustainability plans, and a passion for making longstanding impacts in the lives of residents in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.”

This year, the UWNNM Board is happy to announce they have authorized up to $600,000 to be granted out to 501 (c) 3 nonprofits in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties through this year’s grant process.

“We are absolutely inspired when we see the generosity of the region during our campaign in the fall,” Varela said. “Through community investments, workplace campaigns and the LANL Employee Giving Campaign, we are able to really help nonprofits in Northern New Mexico to serve those in most need.”

For more information, call 505.662.0800 or email