Greetings everyone, I hope that everyone’s year is off to a great start! Here at the Chamiza Foundation, we would like to congratulate all of the newly appointed and reappointed Pueblo leadership. We wish you a productive, safe, and blessed year.

Here at the Chamiza Foundation we are eagerly awaiting applications from all of our Pueblo communities. We are pleased to be able to offer support for our traditional priority areas. As a reminder, we are currently accepting applications for Round 1 of Chamiza Foundation support. Our first deadline will be on Friday, February 9, 2024. Please visit for more information.

Below you will find grant information that was sent to us from the New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office Grant Coordinator. Additionally, you will find a list of individuals who made donations to the Chamiza Foundation during the 2023 year. We are extremely grateful to these individuals who believe in the mission of the Chamiza Foundation.

Warm regards,

Dr. Amanda J. Montoya




New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office

Grants Advisory


The New Mexico Congressional Delegation Office is pleased to present a grant advisory that offers a list of time-sensitive grants that may offer federal funding options for organizations, nonprofits, local and tribal governments, as well as other groups in New Mexico. The intent of this advisory is to alert entities about upcoming grants that may address common needs among our communities. Therefore, please use this resource to reach out to any entities that may be interested in the below funding opportunities. This is a select list of current federal grants offered through various federal agencies. It is not a complete list of all grant opportunities and more specific grant requests should be referred to the Delegation Office. For more information on program guidelines, please click on the links provided to be directed to the official grant announcement.  How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal – from the Congressional Research Service, that may be helpful as you consider applying for a funding opportunity.

 Note: The grants listed here were selected based on Chamiza Foundation priority areas. Please contact Greg E. Knadle, Grants Coordinator for New Mexico Delegation if you would like to receive a list of all grant listings:


Greg E. Knadle

Grants Coordinator | New Mexico Delegation |

Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico

709 Hart Senate Office Building, Washsington, D.C 20510




Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Grant Program: NEA Challenge America, FY2025

Purpose: Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share that are underserved. The program is rooted in principles that include, but are not limited to, our recognition that: • Some groups/communities and some geographic areas with rich cultural identities have limited grant funding opportunities, and/or have been historically underserved by national arts funding; • Some small organizations may face barriers to accessing grant funding; and • Some applicants to the NEA may benefit from enhanced technical assistance resources. Challenge America seeks to address these potential barriers for organizations seeking funding. The program features an abbreviated application, a standardized $10,000 grant amount, and a robust structure of technical assistance to facilitate entry to NEA funding opportunities.

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, Private institutions of higher education, County governments, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments, Special district governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Funding Information: $10,000 award ceiling

Deadline: April 25, 2024


Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Grant Program: NEA Grants for Arts Projects 1, FY2025

Purpose: Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grants program for organizations, providing comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector. We welcome applications from a variety of eligible organizations, including first-time applicants; from organizations serving rural, urban, suburban, and tribal communities of all sizes; and from organizations with small, medium, or large operating budgets. An organization may submit only one application under these FY2025 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines.

Eligible Applicants: Independent school districts, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, State governments, City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), County governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Special district governments, Private institutions of higher education

Funding Information: $150,000 award ceiling

Deadline: February 15, 2024






2023 Chamiza Foundation Donations



Mary Kazior

Robby Berlin

Evan Levy

Cindy Gevarter

Martin Orlowics

Laura Lippman

Jill Fleming

Captolia Eaton

Katryna McIntyre

Rikki Carroll

Heather Ahrenkiel

Jane Alpert

Mark Levin

Anna M Jones

Andrew Willerstein (Avalon)

Joan Malone