Grant Information and Deadlines

2020 Grants Update

The Development Grants and the STEM Innovation Grants have been temporarily suspended while we offer a special cycle of Community Relief Micro-Grants that support libraries’ efforts to address COVID-relief and social justice issues.

Please consider also applying for the Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education.

2020 Awards


2019 Development Grants Awarded

  • Dixon Elementary School
  • Embudo Valley Library
  • Glenwood Community Library
  • Bloomfield High School Library
  • Vista Grande Library

2019 STEM Grants Awarded

  • Alamogordo Public Library – Alamogordo, NM 

Open for Applications!
Brooke E. Sheldon Grant applications are reviewed as submitted.

Developmental Grant is suspended due to COVID

STEM Grant is suspended due to COVID

CONTACT US

​Email: grants@nm-lf.org

Since 1992, we have awarded over $125,000 to more than 200 library initiatives throughout New Mexico. The NMLF grant process is competitive and opens three application cycles each year. The Brooke E. Sheldon Scholarship accepts applications year-round. Grantees must submit an application for grant funds and a grantee final report in accordance with the time frame outlined in the Project Description. For questions and further details, please email grants@nm-lf.org

2020 Community Relief Micro Grants

In order to assist New Mexico libraries disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession, and social justice issues, the New Mexico Library Foundation will provide relief funding of up to ten $500 micro grants.

Guidelines:

  • Amount awarded: $500.00
    Support of up to $500 per library for a one-time grant.
  • Applications accepted: October 1 – November 30, 2020

Get Application and more information:

Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education

In memory of Brooke E. Sheldon, NMLF is able to support continuing education of librarians and library workers in New Mexico.

Guidelines:

  • Amount awarded: up to $250
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

 Please consider applying for this grant to take advantage of online professional development opportunities that will strengthen your ability to meet your community’s online service needs and provide a COVID-safe welcome for visiting patrons. 

Get Application and more information:

 

Development Grant

*The Developmental Grant is temporarily suspended while we offer a special cycle of Community Relief Micro-Grants to support libraries’ through the 2020 chaos. 

Ongoing donations to NMLF and fundraising by board members make these grants possible.

Guidelines:

  • Amount awarded: up to $1,000
  • Applications accepted: March 15 – April 30 and August 15 – September 30

Get the Development Grant application and samples of successful grant applications are available on the Grant Guidelines page:

STEM Innovation Grants

  *The STEM Innovation Grant is temporarily suspended while we offer a special cycle of Community Relief Micro-Grants to support libraries’ through the 2020 chaos. 

This grant opportunity made available due to a generous donation from the Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI).

Guidelines:

  • Amount awarded: $3,000 – $5,000
  • Application deadline: November 30

Get Application and more information:

CONTACT US

​Email: foundation@nm-lf.org

The New Mexico Library Foundation is a New Mexico 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NMLF supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries.

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