Community Feature   Non Profits

To support the range of community activity carried out by the Laboratory, Triad National Security – the Laboratory's operator – provides grants and sponsorships to local nonprofits in the following focus areas as part of its Community Commitment Plan:

  • Economic diversity
  • K-12 STEM education
  • Workforce development
  • Community nonprofit support

We welcome online applications throughout the year from eligible organizations, with applications reviewed in four groups after these deadlines:

  • January 12, 2024
  • March 8, 2024
  • June 7, 2024
  • August 2, 2024

The grants made through this online application process are micro-grants, with the awards typically valued at $5,000 or less.

Please check the requirements below, and then follow the link to begin your application.

Eligible Organizations:

  • Are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations registered with the Registry of Charitable Organizations under the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General as required by the New Mexico Charitable Solicitations Act
  • Have a physical location, file all tax and state required documents, and perform the majority of its programs or events in one of the following seven counties of New Mexico: Los Alamos County, Mora County, Rio Arriba County, San Miguel County, Sandoval County, Santa Fe County, or Taos County.
  • Are able to provide supporting documents, as requested (ex. IRS Letter of Designation, W-9, List of Board Members, Financial Statements, completed 990)

Ineligible Organizations:

  • Individuals or fraternal, veteran, labor or athletic organizations serving a limited constituency
  • Churches [Foundation Status 170(b)(1)(A)(i)]
  • Political or lobbying organizations, or those supporting the candidacy of particular individuals
  • National or international organizations not meeting the criteria outlined above
  • Private foundations
  • Capital fund drives of colleges

Grantee Final Report

  • Grant recipients are required to submit a final report online describing the outcomes and impact of the project
  • Are expected to provide demographic information, if applicable
  • Will be asked to explain changes to use of funding
  • Some applicants will be required to participate in an Annual Program/Budget Accountability Review


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