Grant Information

The New Mexico Library Foundation's mission is to support New Mexico libraries by providing grants to libraries to build and maintain their collections, update information access technology and enhance library programs.

Development (Original) Grants

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

Full Grant Guidelines
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 avalible on the Grant Guidelines page.

STEM Innovation Grants

NMLF is able to offer this new grant opportunity in support of STEM and libraries, thanks to a generous donation from the Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI).

Full Grant Guidelines
Amount awarded: $3,000 - $5,000
Application deadline: November 30.
STEM Innovation Grant application


Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education

Thanks to donations made in Brooke E. Sheldon's name, NMLF is able to offer a new grant opportunity to support continuing education of librarians in New Mexico.

Full Grant Guidelines
Amount awarded: up to $250 for registration/ tuition
Applications accepted: Year round
Brooke E. Sheldon Grant For Continuing Education application