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NewMexicoWomen.Org Gender Justice & Healing

2017 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals


NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O), a program of New Mexico Community Foundation, strives to advance opportunities for women and girls statewide so that they can lead self-sufficient, healthy, and empowered lives. Over the past eight months, NMW.O undertook a research and community engagement process aimed at deepening our knowledge around how to most effectively continue our gender equity work in New Mexico. Through this process, communities emphasized the critical role that underlying root causes such as historical trauma and colonization, patriarchy, and structural racism have upon women and community well-being. These root causes lie at the heart of gender justice in New Mexico. Based upon these findings, NewMexicoWomen.Org has chosen to focus our grant making in 2017 on Gender Justice & Healing.


Objectives of the 2017 grant cycle

  • Strengthen the gender justice movement and efforts in New Mexico by partnering primarily with organizations led by or serving women and girls of color, as well as low income and rural communities working on behalf of women and girls in New Mexico;

  • Foster community health by supporting culturally rooted and relevant healing programs and efforts, recognizing healing as a necessary process and base upon which other programs and efforts can then be built; and

  • Further increase our understanding of how organizations and communities across the state define and work towards gender justice and healing.


Grant Cycle Details


Grant Range: $8,000 - $10,000.  Five to ten one year grants will be awarded. As an un-endowed fund and program, NewMexicoWomen.Org is unable to commit to multi-year grant funding at this time.


Deadline: On or before Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5 pm MST.


Type of Funding: Grants will be made for general operating costs and we will not require a program specific budget. However, we ask that you use the narrative section of your proposal to present how your organization or project intends to or does address either or both gender justice and healing. 


Focus: Gender Justice & Healing (programs can focus on either or both components)


Key Partners: NewMexicoWomen.Org’s 2017 grant making is focused on organizations and programs that are working on gender justice and healing in New Mexico. In our work for gender equity and social change in New Mexico, it is important to understand which communities are most impacted by the social and structural determinants of health and economic inequity described above. This then helps us develop priorities and grant making in line with community needs.


Based on our analysis of communities that are most impacted, Gender Justice & Healing grants will primarily be directed to organizations led by or serving women and girls of color and women and girls in low income and rural communities across New Mexico. Additionally, programs serving immigrant women and girls and the LGBTQ community are also considered a priority. Finally, we know the deeply detrimental impact of patriarchy and rigid gender roles upon men and boys themselves—and the corollary impacts upon women and girls. In acknowledgement of that, some funds will be available for programming that addresses concepts of healthy masculinity, misogyny, and patriarchy with men and boys. 




Questions regarding this Request for Proposal should be directed to: nmwogrants@nmcf.org.