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Like many community foundations, the Albuquerque Community Foundation makes grants in six diverse fields-of-interest. This allows the Foundation to meet a broad spectrum of needs, and it provides Foundation staff the opportunity to monitor our community’s changing needs in order to make the greatest impact in each field-of-interest.
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- Arts and Culture: Arts & Culture is a central component to our city’s unique Southwest identity. This field-of-interest may support Arts & Culture in the following ways: enhancing the performing, visual arts and musical arts in Albuquerque; providing increased access to arts and culture for low-income populations; bolstering art education for Albuquerque’s youth.
- Economic and Workforce Development: Simply put: a growing economy means growing philanthropy. The Economic & Workforce Development field promotes job creation and social, economic and environmental growth by supporting innovative opportunities for entrepreneurs and the city’s workforce.
- Education: New Mexico currently ranks 49th in the country on preparing students for college and careers, K-12 achievement and school finance. Education grants are meant to address the critical education needs for students of all ages in Albuquerque. Grants in this field may include: K-12 programs, at-risk youth, students with special needs and skills-based education for youth and adults.
- Environmental and Historic Preservation: We have the honor of living among one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes filled with centuries of rich history. Environmental & Historic Preservation grants can include environmental and conservation efforts to protect our surrounding natural ecosystem and the preservation of historic landmarks, attractions, buildings and venues.
- Health: Individuals struggling with their health and access to healthcare is a pressing need in our community. The Health field may support organizations that provide mental health, behavioral health and physical health to our city’s most at-risk populations.
- Human Services: Human Services grants aim to serve Albuquerque’s most vulnerable populations – children and families struggling with homeless and hunger, individuals exiting from incarceration, youth in foster care, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault – to name only a few examples. Human Services grants strive to help these at-risk populations transition into more self-sustainable lifestyles.
- Impact Grants: While The Foundation generates millions of dollars of grants each year, many of these grants come from donor-advised funds. There is very little discretionary funding for the Foundation to use in responding to the most pressing needs in our community. The Impact Fund affords the Foundation maximum flexibility to make philanthropic investments in areas of greatest need and/or greatest challenges every year.