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Del Norte Foundation Awarding $25,000 To Local Organizations

Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 15, 2021 - The Del Norte LOV (Living Our Vision) Foundation, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), has announced the opening of its fall 2021 grant cycle. Aimed at contributing to youth and family programs provided by diverse 501(c) 3 organizations in New Mexico, the fall grant-making program will evenly distribute a total $12,500 among five recipients.

“In continuing with our mission to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico, we are excited to continue the Del Norte LOV Foundation’s Community Grant-Making Program through its fall 2021 cycle,” announced Connie Tooker Nuñez, Del Norte LOV Foundation Director.

To be eligible for the fall 2021 grant cycle, applicants must:

  • be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or have an equivalent fiscal sponsor

  • align with the Del Norte LOV Foundation’s mission to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico, and address the need for one or all of these impact focus areas: at-risk youth, community enrichment, education & STEM, and arts & culture

  • apply for programmatic funding, not for salary wages nor operational expenses

  • not be a recipient of the previous spring 2021 grant making cycle nor a 2021 calendar-year sponsorship program recipient

From September 15 to October 15, 2021, nonprofit organizations and partners of the credit union are invited to submit an online application at delnortelovfoundation.org. Recipients of the fall grant-making cycle are scheduled to be announced in late 2021.

Further expanding upon the commitment to those in need in New Mexico, Del Norte LOV Foundation Board President/Chief Experience Officer at Del Norte Credit Union, Deb Salazar explained that “we don’t just write checks, we are partners with our fellow nonprofits that work every day to advance the well-being of New Mexican youth and families. It’s our passion to help others.”

About Del Norte LOV Foundation

The Del Norte LOV Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 public charity nonprofit organization. The mission of the Del Norte LOV Foundation is to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico through community support programs including DNCU employee giving, special fundraising, scholarships, sponsorships, grant-making, financial literacy and community engagement. More info available at delnortelovfoundation.org.

About Del Norte Credit Union

Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union based in New Mexico with a mission of improving lives. DNCU offers a wide variety of products and services designed to make members achieve financial success. DNCU serves more than 57,000 members throughout New Mexico and the United States. More info available at dncu.com.


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