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2017 Community Action Fund Grant Cycle


We are happy you have taken interest in learning more about becoming a Community Partner through our grant process.  Together we can overcome challenges in our community and help everyone achieve a higher quality of life.

Grant application forms will be released on March 10th.

If you are interested in becoming a future partner please continue reading for more information.

To apply for a United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) grant, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Certified Non-profit 501(c) (3) in good standing with the IRS.
  • In or serving Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba County


United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative – United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) will give competitive priority to applicants focused on a clearly defined population related to or serving Behavioral and Mental Health Programs to included, but not limited, improving access to mental health service p

oviders, substance abuse programs, programs that educate on mental and behavioral health issues, and preventative programs.  In Rio Arriba, UWNNM is seeking to fund nonprofits committed to organizing a comprehensive path to recovery through community collaborations and partnerships

  • UWNNM will also consider proposals that impact one of our focus areas (Education, Financial Stability, Health); specific topics may include:
Los Alamos Impact Area Rio Arriba Impact Areas
Behavioral and Mental Health Treatment Awareness Substance Rehabilitation / Prevention (Comprehensive path to recovery)
Alzheimer’s Programs and Services Youth Suicide Prevention
Basic Needs Services Basic Needs Services
Youth Development – Mentorship Youth Development – Mentorship
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education

*The topics above have been identified as current needs in the communities we serve.  United Way of Northern New Mexico utilizes research done for community health profiles to measure where the most resources are needed.  Collaboration and leveraging funds always make a big impact on the grant decision making.

Here are some reports that identify the need in our community.

If you have questions please call 505.662.0800

ACH form click here.