Community Grants

Sandia Foundation Community Contributions

Sandia Foundation Community Contributions

Since its inception in 1948, the Sandia Foundation has granted more than $45 million to Dickinson College, $45 million to the University of New Mexico, and $10 million to support the work of many Albuquerque nonprofits. We have been proud to support organizations that provide emergency food and shelter to the homeless, job skills training, domestic violence shelters, wellness programs, dance and music programs for young people, dental care for seniors, financial education for women entrepreneurs, and many health organizations.

The efforts of the Sandia Foundation are concentrated on partnering with Albuquerque nonprofits that work with children in our community with regard to basic needs and advancing their education through long-term, consistent intervention and support.  A Request for Proposals will open May 10, 2021 and will close June 10, 2021. Please refer here for the full RFP and link to the application. Please contact Khia Griffis at the Albuquerque Community Foundation with questions or for more information: khia@abqcf.org or 505-883-6240.

In an effort to ensure our nonprofit partners have as much flexibility to respond to the changes COVID-19 has created (and continues to create) in our community, all grants in the 2021 Sandia Foundation Grant Program will be general operating grants. This means, funding will be unrestricted as grantees may use the funds as needed throughout the year. Program-based grants will not be accepted in 2021.