Investing in Our Neighborhood


During fiscal year 2022-2023, United Way will give out more than $2 million in grant money to 57 nonprofit programs in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties. In addition, $400,000 was awarded to 20 nonprofit organizations in Santa Fe County. (View the list of grant recipients in the funded programs link below)

UWNCNM collaborates with hundreds of community partners to focus and align our community around a set of shared strategies designed to improve family stability and educational attainment. These two initiatives represent a comprehensive approach to improving outcomes for children, youth, and families at scale. We have three grant categories that support our initiatives:

1) Impact Grants that focus on education/youth development and family stability.
2) Basic Needs Grants support emergent needs, such as food and emergency shelter.
3) Capacity Building Grants improve a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission.

2023-2024 Grant Cycle Information

We are currently reflecting on our grantmaking to move toward Trust-Based Philanthropy.  We anticipate changes for the upcoming grant cycle.  Please watch this webpage for updates.  We anticipate that the next cycle will launch in mid-February 2023. Information sessions for grantees are forthcoming.

For current awardees who have questions, and for all who have questions about our journey and the upcoming year’s cycle, please contact Sarah Ehrhart.

Before applying, please be certain that the agency/program for which you represent meets all eligibility requirements. We will issue a new grant manual to reflect changes in spring 2023. 

Contact Elizabeth Lopez for details on how to apply for an Emergency Food and Shelter Grant.

Santa Fe Application Process (2023 Dates TBD)

To qualify, agencies must be a 501c3, have an annual budget of less than $500,000 and have been established for at least 18 months. If you have questions, please reach out to the Santa Fe Area Director Leticia Bernal.