Grant Information and Deadlines

Development Grants
Ongoing donations to NMLF and fundraising by board members make these grants possible.  


  • Amount awarded: up to $1,000

  • Applications accepted: March 15 – April 30 and August 15 – September 30 

Development Grant application

Samples of successful grant applications are available on the Grant Guidelines page.


STEM Innovation Grants
This grant opportunity made available due to a generous donation from the Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI).


  • Amount awarded: $3,000 - $5,000

  • Application deadline: November 30

STEM Innovation Grant application


Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education
In memory of Brooke E. Sheldon, NMLF is able to support continuing education of librarians and library workers in New Mexico.


  • Amount awarded: up to $250

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Brooke E. Sheldon Grant For Continuing Education application

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The New Mexico Library Foundation is a New Mexico 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  NMLF supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries. Past projects have supported ideas such as book fairs, summer reading activities, and bilingual projects. 

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