Eight of the largest funders from across New Mexico have banded together and created an easy-to-use online common application system that will significantly reduce paperwork and improve the grant application system for New Mexico nonprofits. The new process is unique to New Mexico and its ability to prefill grant application forms is innovative to the nonprofit industry.
The funders' priority is to simplify the grant application to reduce the amount of time involved for nonprofit applicants. General information required by all funders will only have to be filled in once, or updated annually to ensure accuracy, here at SHARE New Mexico. Nonprofits are also able to securely upload and store frequently requested documents such as the IRS 990 form, an organization’s last audit report or current financial statements for use with grant applications. Funders have the ability to customize questions for each grant application through the common application process and can view proposals online at SHARE. "This online common application will not only make it easier for nonprofits submitting applications for grants, it will also provide a common location for funders to post grant programs which will benefit both funders and nonprofits," said Diane Harrison Ogawa, Executive Director of the PNM Resources Foundation, one of the funders working on the new process.
Albuquerque Community Foundation, Intel, McCune Charitable Foundation, Nusenda Foundation, PNM, PNM Resources Foundation, Sandia Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico. Other funders are welcome to participate as well. Please click here for more information.