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It Takes a Village Mentorship Grants

Grant Funding Given for Mentorship

It Takes a Village is a grant program of the City of Albuquerque Office of Equity and Inclusion that brings together community-based organizations who mentor Black and at-risk youth within Bernalillo County. These organizations match youth with mentees and engage in activities that support their healthy development, such as African “Rites of Passage” activities, referrals to services that assist with educational, social and health interventions and positive adult-youth relationships. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will coordinate and monitor the achievement of program objectives through youth-serving organizations who receive a grant.


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ITAV Grant Recipients 

Grant Awardee Award Amount (based on # of mentees)
African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico $6,550

Community Mentor Network

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Explora $10,000
UNM African American Student Services $6,550

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Together for Brothers $4,585
United Voices for Newcomer Rights $10,000
Vizionz-Sankofa $7,860
Women In Leadership $6,550
World Restoration Church $6,550

Grant Eligibility

  • Must be a non-profit organization or have a fiscal sponsor.
  • Offer mentorship to Black youth in middle or high school.
  • Must be physically located within Bernalillo County and serve clientele that are from Bernalillo County.
  • Funds must be deposited into a business bank account and only be used for expenses related to the mentorship program.
  • Recipients may be required to assist in the development of a report on the impact of this grant program.
  • No more than 15% of funds can be spent on in-direct costs.

Required Documents

Applicants must have submitted the following required documents with application.

  • City of Albuquerque modified W9
  • Evidence of non-profit status
  • Mentorship Program description
  • Supporting documents that are helpful in demonstrating how the organization operates the mentorship program

Grant Flier

This grant opportunity flier can be downloaded in PDF format below.

A thumbnail of a flier for the ITAV Grant. Download an ADA accessible flier is available by clicking on this object.