Eight of the largest foundations in New Mexico have come together to create a Common Grant Application process. These foundations are Albuquerque Community Foundation, Intel, McCune Charitable Foundation, Nusenda Foundation, PNM, PNM Resources Foundation, Sandia Foundation, and United Way of Central New Mexico. Other funders are welcome to participate as well. The application process is hosted by SHARE New Mexico, an online portal for grant-makers, social service providers, researchers, and communities across New Mexico. The creation of the common grant process was reported by the Santa Fe New Mexican. Share New Mexico and the common application process were established in part as the result of a study conducted in 2011 by BBER and funded by the United Way of Central New Mexico and the PNM Foundation. Mission: Graduate, a cradle-to-career education partnership, also attributes its founding to the BBER study.
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research turns in 70 years of Research and Public Service to New Mexico Last year was a milestone for the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) as it turned 70 years old in July. BBER’s main priorities have always been: to collect and assemble social and economic data (the basics of research and analysis); to provide an accurate picture of social and economic conditions in New Mexico to further the understanding of the state economy; and to disseminate information and research to inform policy making decisions in order to ensure a better tomorrow for all New Mexicans. Additionally, over the years the Bureau has gained a reputation for assisting people who are looking for New Mexico-specific data and analysis. The Bureau is unique in that since its inception it has balanced contract research and public service. The motivation for the founding of the… View Full Post