Grant Guidelines
In keeping with our mission, we strive to make the grant application process simple, preferring to gain most of our knowledge of an organization through site visits and meetings with staff and volunteers. We fund primarily in New Mexico and do not award grants to individuals, or for religious or political purposes.  Proposals are accepted in response to specific Requests for Proposals (none at this time) and via an electronic process. All grantees are required to submit a brief report of the use of grant funds, usually within fourteen months of the grant award.

The Foundation will only support organizations that have a comprehensive policy of non-discrimination applying to employees, volunteers, services, or all, and that has been endorsed and approved by the organization's board of directors.  Organizations applying for first-time funding are required to submit a written policy signed by the board chair and executive director. Guidelines for the nondiscrimination statement may be found here.​

Grants generally range from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.  Challenge, matching, project and operating grants, as well as multi-year awards are considered and collaborative efforts between two or more organizations are strongly encouraged.  In most cases, the limit for a first-time grant is $15,000.
Learning shapes and colors at the Early Childhood and Family Center at the University of New Mexico-Gallup
Grant History
Brindle’s Early Opportunities Initiative has represented the majority of the foundation’s grantmaking across a range of program types, as shown below.

We also award a small portion of discretionary grants outside of our early childhood focus. Some of these complement our passion for babies; others reflect long-standing interests of the family, such as social justice and protection of our natural environment.
See 2016 Grant List
Technical Assistance Grants
Supplementary to our annual grantmaking, and to help in building vital organizational capacity and infrastructure, small technical assistance grants are available for organizational enhancement, professional development and other capacity building needs.
See 2016 Brindle Fund Grants