United Way of Northern New Mexico Opens Grant Process


When it comes to tackling tough issues in our community, it really does take a village.  United Way of Northern New Mexico has actively worked with the health councils in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba. There are pressing needs we are all capable of overcoming.  We can do it together.  The United Way of Northern New Mexico has officially opened the  2014 Grant Season with the release of the Request For Proposals on March 17th. Does your organization serve in the following areas?


  • Youth Development – Mentorship programs.
  • Partnering schools and parents to improve graduation.
  • Early childhood education.
  • Pre-K Preparation.
Financial Stability
  • Helping hardworking people obtain job training and family-sustaining wages.
  • Supporting basic needs.
  • Reducing drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Reducing domestic violence.
  • Alzheimer assistance.
  • Mental health treatment.
  • Increasing health education and preventative care.

These are the key areas of need in Northern New Mexico.

The United Way of Northern New Mexico will be accepting proposals until close of business day, April 25th.   If your organization is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organizations serving Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba County  with administrative cost 25% or less of total organizational budget you are eligible to apply.  All eligibility requirements can be found here.

CLICK HERE for the 2014 Grant Application (RFP.) For a Word Document Version, please contact us HERE. Proposals will be accepted until April 25th.

For more information please contact our office at 505-662-0800.

A Look Back at 2013

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, here is a link to United Way’s 2013 captured through photographs.

Photos of 2013

Thanks to community-minded individuals and the generosity of businesses, United Way raised over $500,000 to strengthen our community.  Together with your local non-profits, we will work to address the needs of our community and provide the change that our neighbors, friends, and community is looking for.

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Community Partners join United Way staff in final rising of the campaign thermometer. From left to right, Bob McDonald, Tiffany Grimm, Mary Yamada from Los Alamos Retirement Community. Kristy Ortega, United Way. Stella Terrazas from Aspen Ridge. Diana Martinez from YMCA. Marie Marroquin from United Way. Susan Mack from Family Strengths Network.

United Way of Northern New Mexico Briefs Governor on State Association Accomplishments

United Way of Northern New Mexico was among several United Ways of New Mexico Association (UWNMA) members who met with Governor Susana Martinez on December 2, 2013, in Santa Fe. The UWNMA gave a presentation outlining the work of the association throughout the state, such as the 2-1-1 Help Line and Tax Help New Mexico, … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday Helps Raise the Thermometer

An estimated $2,000 was donated to United Way’s Community Action Fund from sales on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Los Alamos businesses that donated 5 percent of their sales include: Art Center at Fuller Lodge Blue Window Bistro Bennett’s Fine Jewelry CB FOX High Desert Carpet Care Historical Museum Gift Shop Home Run Pizza Fusion … Continue reading

Moving on Up!

Thanks to all of the generous gifts from community minded individuals, investments from local organizations, and work of countless volunteers – United Way of New Mexico was able to raise the mercury on the Community Action Fund thermometer. Well it is actually a plastic sticker, but you get the idea.  Investments in local non-profits through … Continue reading

Philanthropy Series – Bennett’s Fine Jewelry & UPEX

“We care about the people in our community and surrounding areas.” Is why the Bennett Family gives back to our community.  Self Help, Kiwanis, United Way of Northern New Mexico, American Cancer Society, and the VFW is just a small list of organizations Upex and Bennett’s Fine Jewelry contribute to.  As with all local businesses, they … Continue reading

Hamburger Night Had Great Support – Thank you all!

Local celebrity servers, Halloween costumes, juicy burgers, supporting local youth and investing in community. Monday, October 28th had a wonderful show of support. Over 120 burgers were sold! The United Way Youth team would like to thank all of you who came and shared a part of their evening with us. Brian Appell, Bandelier Grill … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

  • Request for Proposals due to United Way April 25, 2014
  • Give Grande NM May 6, 2014 Online - A day of giving! Show your support for your favorite nonprofit Go to http://goo.gl/1o5kIJ
  • United Way - Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tourney July 11, 2014 Los Alamos County Golf Course, Los Alamos, NM, United States Registration: 11:30 am Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm losalamoscham ber.com/events to sign up your team

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