Established in 2002, Brindle Foundation is a small family foundation based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a focus on Early Childhood. We carry on a legacy of caring and thoughtful philanthropy created by Martha Ann Healy.
Brindle's 2017 Early Opportunities RFP Announcement
July 31st, 2017
Note: the period for accepting proposals for this funding opportunity has passed. Thank you for your submissions - we will inform of grant awards later this fall.

Brindle Foundation is a family foundation based in Santa Fe focused on giving babies a great start in life. We are pleased to issue this Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations and agencies providing support and enrichment to babies and toddlers prenatal to age 3 and their families in New Mexico through our Early Opportunities Initiative.  This request is open to nonprofit organizations, organizations having a nonprofit fiscal agent and government agencies, including school districts and Tribal governments, able to receive and manage grants from private foundations.  Please note that Brindle Foundation does not pay for university or government indirect or overhead costs and does not give grants to individuals, for the promotion of religion, or for political campaigns.

While this funding opportunity is open to organizations serving all parts of New Mexico, especially rural areas, the Foundation board has decided on the following 2017 priorities:

   • Organizations serving Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and San Miguel Counties 
   • Early childhood programs in the state’s higher education institutions
   • Organizations engaged in statewide early childhood policy work

Although the Foundation prefers not to support capital projects, the board may consider requests for items such as playground equipment.

Current and recent grantees of the Foundation may apply for an amount in the range of their previous support.  Organizations that have not received prior funding from Brindle may apply for a maximum grant of $15,000.  

In most cases, an organization or agency may only submit one proposal.  Separate government or university departments may each submit a proposal but should consult with the Foundation Manager, Kim Straus, prior to submitting a proposal.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Brindle is committed to supporting babies and their families prenatal to three and their families in New Mexico, with particular emphasis on underserved populations.   Approval of grants this year will be more selective.  If your organization does not primarily serve this age group or fit with one of our funding priorities, please contact us before submitting a proposal.  We don’t want you to waste your time.  

We've been moving more of our grant process (applications, reporting, etc) onto this website. To apply, you'll need to sign-in or register on our portal (click here or can access through the login tab above). Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM Mountain Time on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017.

Kim Straus, Foundation Manager, will host a conference call to answer questions about applying to Brindle on TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 at 10:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time. You may submit questions ahead of time to info@brindlefoundation.org and he will address these at the beginning of the call. The dial-in number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is 278-788-581. Applicants also may send questions at any time during the RFP process to this email address.

Thank you for supporting our New Mexico babies and families!
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