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Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for Outdoor
Recreational Activities for Children Facing Financial Hardship

Give a Kid a Lift Grant

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Taos Community Foundation (TCF)

Deadline Date:

08/07/22 Midnight MST


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Grants of up to $6,000 to New Mexico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Tribes to offset the costs of outdoor recreational activities for children experiencing financial hardship in eligible regions. Funding is intended to assist with outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking. Eligible applicants serve youth in the Taos and western Colfax area.

This new Field of Interest fund was established specifically to enable children who may have financial barriers to experience outdoor recreation in the mountains. Funds may be used for program and operational support to give children in Taos and western Colfax counties the ability to experience outdoor recreation, through skiing and snowboarding, hiking, rafting, snowshoeing, and more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 204823

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards will range from $3,000 to $6,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
- Must serve youth in the Taos and western Colfax area providing outdoor recreational activities that take place in the mountains and/or in nature.
- Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, are a public or governmental agency or a federally recognized tribe in the State of New Mexico, or have a fiscal sponsor.
- Employ or engage staff or volunteers and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
- As applicable, be current with all State and Federal reporting requirements: In Good Standing with the IRS, NM Secretary of State, and NM Attorney General.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Application Deadline is Sunday, August 7th at Midnight MST.

Applicants will be notified of award decisions by August 20, 2022

The Grant Application must be completed online. You will first need to register in the Grant Application System by creating an account. It is suggested that applicants create their account well in advance of the deadline to avoid any last-minute issues.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Taos Community Foundation
Mail: PO Box 1925, Taos, NM 87571
Physical: 115 La Posta, Ste A, Taos


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USA: New Mexico: Taos and western Colfax counties

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