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About Us

The Mission of the Encantado Foundation is to stimulate the development of hire-ready candidates for STEM-related positions, particularly in the areas of cyber security, application developing and management, and IT operations. We will seek to foster the professional development of individuals who wish to be a part of the digital workforce — including those from underrepresented communities in tech careers such as women, people of color, native people, and people with physical limitations — while also reshaping the way that workforce resources are acquired by technology-related employers.

Core Values

As a philanthropic organization, the philosophy behind our giving is based is a spirit of reciprocity, to benefit individuals and their families as well as the communities in which Foundation giving will take place. We express this philosophy through the core values of: Inclusion and Opportunity for all; Collaboration, and Accountability.

Impact Grants

As part of the Foundation’s efforts to stimulate the development of hire-ready employee candidates for STEM-related positions, The Encantado Foundation has created a Grant for organizations serving Northern and Central New Mexico with proven implementation records of success. Our Impact Grants are aimed at amplifying the impact of its recipients’ initiatives by providing them with additional resources and/or marrying them with other complementary programs to form new initiatives.The Impact Grant program is a competitive funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations or fiscally sponsored projects that have multi-year track records of preparing quality job candidates for STEM careers in the Foundation's desired career focus areas: cybersecurity, app development & management, and/or IT operations.

Funding Focus Areas

Impact Grant funding priorities includes:--Programs that generate quality job candidates for STEM careers in cybersecurity, app development & management, and/or IT operations;--Initiatives that create opportunities for professional development including hands-on training through internships, mentorships, and apprenticeships in the Foundation's career focus areas;--Work done with new graduates, returning students and working learners in developing skills and securing certifications and licensures that will lead to a career in STEM jobs in the Foundation's desired career focus areas; and--Previous outreach to under-represented populations in technology careers, including women, persons of color, Native Americans and those with physical limitations.

Upcoming Info. Sessions

Register for an Impact Grant Information Session to learn more about this funding opportunity

Deadline Extended to:
July 31, 2024 @ 11:59pm

Apply Today!

To better serve you during this Impact Grant cycle, we ask that you complete this form to request an application.Once approved, you'll receive access to the application within 1-2 business days.

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