- To qualify for a Community Rewards funding, organizations must be a 501C3. The grants are provided through a competitive application process that opened June 1, with awards being distributed in December. The application deadline is Aug. 1, 2022. For more information, visit our website, www.nusendafoundation.org/community-rewards..
Grant requests are reviewed and awarded by employee volunteers.
“Community Rewards grants support some of the most innovative and change-driving community organizations in our state,” said Sara Keller, Nusenda’s vice president of Community Engagement and executive director of Nusenda Foundation. “The community partners we support through Community Rewards work to help New Mexicans thrive.”
In 2021 Nusenda and its members awarded $580,000 to 131 programs, and plans to expand the grant program in 2022.
“Cooking with Kids is honored to be a part of Nusenda’s Community Rewards program,” said Anna Farrier, executive director of Cooking with Kids. “This kind of generous community support makes it possible for Cooking with Kids to provide hands-on nutrition education to thousands of public school kids in Northern New Mexico.”