Apply for funding

We are happy you have taken interest in learning more about becoming a Community Partner through our grant process.  Together we can overcome challenges in our community and help everyone achieve a higher quality of life.



Click Here for sample of 2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 

To apply for a United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) grant, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Certified Non-profit 501(c) (3) in good standing with the IRS.
  • In or serving Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba County



May 3, 2019 5:00PM

Interim Grant Proposals due to

May 6 -May 9, 2019

Grants reviewed by committee members

May 14, 2019

Grant awards approved by UWNNM board

May 15, 2019

Email distribution of award notification

May 16-17, 2019

Grant award checks distributed by US Mail














United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative – United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) will give competitive priority to applicants focused on a clearly defined population related to or serving Behavioral and Mental Health Programs to included, but not limited, improving access to mental health service providers, substance abuse programs, programs that educate on mental and behavioral health issues, and preventative programs.  In Rio Arriba, UWNNM is seeking to fund nonprofits committed to organizing a comprehensive path to recovery through community collaborations and partnerships

  • UWNNM will also consider proposals that impact one of our focus areas (Education, Financial Stability, Health); specific topics may include:
Los Alamos Impact Area Rio Arriba Impact Areas
Behavioral and Mental Health Awareness Substance Rehabilitation / Prevention (Comprehensive path to recovery)
Comprehensive Case Management Youth Suicide Prevention
Alzheimer’s Programs and Services Basic Needs Services
Basic Needs Services Youth Development – Mentorship
Youth Development – Mentorship Early Childhood Education

*The topics above have been identified as current needs in the communities we serve.  United Way of Northern New Mexico utilizes research done for community health profiles to measure where most resources are needed.  Collaboration and leveraging funds always make a big impact on the grant decision making.

Here are some reports that identify the need in our community.

If you have questions please call 505.662.0800

ACH form, click here.