It Takes a Village Mentorship Grants

Grant Funding Available

It Takes a Village Mentorship Program is a grant program of the City of Albuquerque Office of Equity and Inclusion that brings together a group of community-based organizations who mentor Black and other youth who are in middle school or high school in Bernalillo County. These organizations match mentors with mentees and engage in activities that support the healthy development of youth, 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.

Grant Application Will Be Available Nov. 1st to Nov. 15th, 2021 - EXTENDED to Monday November 29th!

GRANT CLOSED - Notifications will happen mid December.


  • 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; and
  • 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

An application is not considered complete until all the required documents are submitted to the City of Albuquerque’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. Applicants must submit all the required documentation with application.

Required documents for consideration:

  • City of Albuquerque modified W9
  • Evidence of non-profit status
  • Mentorship Program description
  • Any supporting documents that you believe would be helpful in demonstrating how your organization runs it’s mentorship program


A Question & Answer session will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

For inquiries, please call Nichole Rogers at (505) 768-4521 or email [email protected].


Grant Flier

Help us spread the word about this grant opportunity by downloading a flier in PDF format below.

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