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United Way of Central New Mexico’s Community Fund helps ensure that all individuals and families in central New Mexico:

Community Fund Grants

The Community Fund improves the lives of the most vulnerable by providing program grants to excellent nonprofit programs in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties through an annual, competitive application. These grants are made in alignment with our strategy maps, which use research and community input to determine ideal community conditions and the strategies used to achieve them.

Community Fund grants are currently supporting 104 projects and programs, totaling $3.6 million (requests for 2017-18 totaled more than $7.6 million). Our Annual Program Grants support education, health, financial stability and basic needs programs, and in 2016 UWCNM launched four new, multi-year funding opportunities called Community Impact Project Grants in the following areas:

  • Behavioral health: prevention, early intervention and education
  • School attendance (preschool through grade 12)
  • Summer learning (preschool through grade 12)
  • Adult transitions to college (ages 18 and up)

Visit our Current Grantees List

Donors and Volunteers

More than 60% of all UWCNM donors give some or their entire gift to the Community Fund annually. Staff and committed UWCNM volunteers ensure donors' Community Fund gifts are invested wisely, supporting the most needed services in our local communities. Find out more about our community-driven process by reviewing the Grant Process Document.

Become a Community Fund Grant Review Panel Volunteer. Click to fill out the volunteer sign-up form and we'll contact you in January with further details.

Community Impact Council

The UWCNM Community Impact Council is a volunteer subcommittee of the UWCNM Board that provides support and feedback on our community impact work throughout the year, and guides our annual Community Fund grantmaking process. We are grateful to these dedicated community members for providing insight and feedback year-round!


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