The Los Alamos Community Foundation has a competitive grant application for receipt of support from some funds, but not others. The details below are indicative of the general process that is followed. An organization desiring support from LACF can receive it under the following programs:
Grants from Agency and Designated Funds – These are grants from funds that are for the purpose of supporting a specific organization. There is no competitive process for distributing these funds. However, the beneficiary Agency must describe to the Foundation the purpose of the grant, report to the Foundation on the expenditures and accomplishments, and must maintain appropriate mission and financial status.
Grants from Field of Interest Funds – These are grants from funds that have been donated to the Foundation for the purpose of addressing a specific or general need in the community, such as arts, health, or education. Local nonprofits whose mission falls within the purpose of a field of interest fund may apply for financial support from these funds. This allocation will be based on a competitive process among organizations whose mission overlaps that of the field of interest fund.
Grants from Unrestricted Funds – These are grants from funds that have been donated to the Foundation without any specific donor guidance. It is the responsibility of the Foundation to determine the greatest community need and impact and assign resources toward this need. This allocation will be based on a competitive process.