Albuquerque Community Foundation


Contact Information


Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) is a partnership of donors, nonprofit organizations and the community working together to find solutions to pressing community needs.

Funding Interests

Grants in the field of environmental preservation that help to conserve the natural land, protect wildlife and provide environmental education.

Geographic Focus

Albuquerque, NM.

Types of Support

The foundation provides operating and project support. The foundation also provides workshops for grant proposal writing. Check the ACF website for details on upcoming workshops.

Grant Size

$1000 to $10000

Requirements & Limitations

Grants are made to support, strengthen and sustain an organization's new or expanding programs, exceptional existing programs, pilot projects and capacity building ability. \ Foundation grants are generally NOT made:

  • To individuals
  • To retire indebtedness 
  • For political or religious purposes
  • For conferences or symposia i.e., speaker fees, room and board, related travel 
  • For endowments 
  • For emergency funding 
  • To influence legislation or elections 
  • To private foundations and other grant-making organizations 

The organization applying must have a 501(c) (3) designation or be a public educational institution.

Application Process

First time applicants are strongly encouraged to call the foundation for more information before beginning the application process. The foundation has very specific requirements for grant applications. Applicants can access grant proposal guidelines on-line.


ACF's Competitive Grant Program has one grant cycle each year. The deadline for receipt of proposals for 2008 was April 16.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Amount: $5000

Grant 2

Grantee: Tree New Mexico
Amount: $5000

Grant 3

Grantee: Hawk Watch International
Amount: $5000
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