United Way announces request for 2008 grants

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By Special to the Monitor

Thanks to the generosity of the community, Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the LANS Match program, grants will be available from United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) in 2008.

The goal of the grants is to enhance UWNNM’s ability to meet emerging community needs. Grant applications are being sought from 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations that seek to develop new capacities to meet an identified need, enhance an existing service or begin a new program.

Grants will be limited to 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporations who service Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties and must focus on the four areas of concern that are funded by UWNNM:

• Nurturing children and youth;

• improving health and healing;

• strengthening families; and

• enriching the lives of seniors.

The grants will generally have a $10,000 limit and may be approved as multi-year grants, not to exceed three years. Guidelines explaining the particulars of the grant process and deadlines are available at the UWNNM office in Los Alamos National Bank.

For more information, call 662-0800 or access www.losalamos.com/unitedway.