Applying for our grant

Please Note:

1) Covid-19 Emergency Recovery Funding Application (Scroll to bottom of the page)

2) We do not fund individuals. Please review eligibility requirements before applying. 

We will begin accepting applications on April 7, 2021 for our second and final round of funding for 2021. 

Second round deadline: May 7, 2021

Note: Please do not submit applications before April 7, 2021

The Board will meet on June 11, 2021 to make grant awards for the May 7, 2021 deadline. PLEASE NOTE:  If you need funding for the Summer of 2021, we recommend that you apply for the first round of funding. Please contact our Executive Director if you have any questions.

Please follow the application format. Proposals should provide all information indicated on the application form. The program budget should be detailed (i.e., include specific line items and amounts) and if printing or equipment costs are involved, indicate that at least two bids/estimates have been obtained.

Attachments may include project staff bios or resumes. A letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo, tribal program administrator, or tribal council member is required.

Submit your completed application and attachments as a PDF document to: apply@chamiza.org

Emailed PDF’s are preferred. However, mailed copies will be accepted. Please contact Dr. Amanda J. Montoya (executivedirector@chamiza.org) with any questions.

 

 

Apply for Traditional Project/Program Funding 

Download Application here (MS Word Format):

Apply online starting April 7, 2021.

Eligibility

The Chamiza Foundation invites proposals from the following:

  • New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities
  • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo
  • Pueblo community leadership
  • Non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. These entities must submit a letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo as evidence that the community has requested their involvement

Program Emphasis:

The Foundation provides grant support for programs that directly relate to some aspect of the preservation and/or continuity of Pueblo culture and traditional lifeways. Chamiza Foundation grant awards vary in size, on average from $3,000 to $12,000, but no matter the size, each has the potential for great impact.

Funding Priorities
  • Language preservation and revitalization programs.
  • Traditional architecture and building.
  • Sustainable agriculture: traditional food ways and cooking practices; understanding of plants and their medicinal uses.
  • Traditional arts and crafts instruction: intergenerational programs.
  • Tribal and ancestral history; oral histories and storytelling.
  • Youth education and leadership: traditions and elements of ceremonial life; ecology and environmental stewardship; innovative uses of technology. Special consideration is given to programs that include a language component.
  • Intercultural Exchange and Education

The Foundation’s focus at present does not include construction or renovation projects unless they include a traditional architectural aspect, a youth education component, and do not interfere with traditional ways of community participation.

Generally, the foundation does not support programs oriented to economic development, entrepreneurial enterprises or health issues.

Apply for Covid-19 Emergency Recovery Funding

We will begin accepting applications on April 7, 2021

Second round deadline: May 7, 2021

Note: Please do not submit applications before April 7, 2021. 

Through the Chamiza Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Recovery Fund, the foundation is supporting New Mexico Pueblo’s as they respond to and recover from COVID-19. This includes support for long-term strategies to overcome the impacts of the pandemic. The following areas are identified as critical issues to be addressed by the Chamiza Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Recovery Fund:

Pandemic Response and Defense: Support for Pueblos to access and distribute supplies needed for COVID-19 testing and vaccines.

Mental Health: Support for services and solutions for cultural and physical/mental wellbeing and education of Pueblo members.

Work/Learn from Home: This is for equipment (e.g., laptops, headsets, internet, communications, technology) that allows members of Pueblo communities to work, learn, and access services safely and remotely.

Financial Bridge for Pueblo Artists: Support to help Pueblo Artists stay resilient throughout the economic crisis. Pueblo community shutdowns have severely impacted Pueblo members. The shutdowns have prevented artists from leaving their communities to earn income from self-employed activities  and to purchase art material.

Restoration through Agriculture:  The Chamiza Foundation has a long-standing commitment to Pueblo agriculture; therefore, we want to provide support to Pueblo Farms and Agricultural Program’s resiliency and recovery. We are deeply aware that strengthening Pueblo agriculture systems is essential for long term food security.

Eligibility

The Chamiza Foundation invites proposals from the following:

  • New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities
  • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo
  • Pueblo community leadership 
  • Non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. These entities must submit a letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo as evidence that the community has requested their involvement

Download Application here (MS Word Format):

Apply online starting April 7, 2021.