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)

UWCNM 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.

Email for more details on how to become a Community Investment Fund Grant Review Panel Volunteer.

Grant Cycle Information

Community Investment Fund Application Process (closed Feb. 17th)

Prior to completing the application, please be certain that the agency/program for which you are applying meets all eligibility requirements.

The process is a two-part application that consists of a Financial Standards Review and a Program Proposal. Both portions are submitted through our grantmaking software, eCimpact. If you do not have your eCimpact access information, please email for your username and password.

To guide you through the process and learn more about funding priorities, and evaluation criteria, please review the most recent 2022-23 Grants Manual.

Email for details on how to apply for an Emergency Grant.

Santa Fe Application Process (closed May 14th)

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.