The Resilient Communities Fund is the flagship program of the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance. Created in 2014 in partnership with the McCune Charitable Foundation and the New Mexico MainStreet Program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the Resilient Communities Fund provides small seed grants for locally-driven economic development projects in rural and underserved communities statewide. Funds awarded leverage local matching resources, build local capacity via project-specific technical assistance, and engage local community volunteers.​​

Funding Priorities:

Design & Planning / Placemaking

Entrepreneurship / Business Development

Organizational Capacity Building

Youth / Civic Engagement

Marketing / Promotions

Please note our Policy on Indirect Costs relevant to our grants and contracts.
2017 Resilient Communities Fund Awards

New Mexico MainStreet Awards

(in partnership with the McCune Charitable Foundation):

  • ​​Alamogordo MainStreet, Façade Improvements

  • Barelas Community Coalition, Capacity Building

  • Corrales MainStreet, Pocket Park Construction

  • Deming MainStreet, Façade Improvements

  • Farmington MainStreet, Pocket Park Construction

  • Gallup MainStreet, Business Succession Planning

  • Harding County MainStreet, Mural Restoration

  • Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, Mural Project

  • Lovington MainStreet, Façade Improvements

  • Portales MainStreet, Capacity Building

  • MainStreet Roswell, Façade Improvements

  • Silver City MainStreet, Streetscape Enhancements

  • South Valley MainStreet, Economic Development Planning

  • Zuni Pueblo MainStreet, Capacity Building

General Resilient Communities Fund Awards
(in partnership with the NM Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Nusenda Foundation, the PNM Fund, and private donors):

  • Doña Ana Communities United, Lisa Drive Connectivity Project Engagement in Chaparra

  • Carrizozo Works, Inc., Carrizozo Heritage Greenway Trail Constrution

  • Architecture for Everybody, Architecture of Acoma Pueblo Website & Learning Modules

  • Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association, Plaza del Cerro / Casita Martina Restoration Project

  • ​Deming Luna County Economic Development, Walkng Path Exercise Equipment

  • La Cosecha CSA, Creating a Sustainable, Local, Healthy Food System

2016 Resilient Communities Fund Awards
Made to New Mexico MainStreet affiliated projects in partnership with the McCune Charitable Foundation:

  • Alamogordo MainStreet, Organizational Capacity Building

  • Barelas MainStreet, Calle Cuarta Marketplace: Barelas Food, Arts, and Culture Business Incubator

  • Belen MainStreet Partnership, A Facelift for Downtown

  • Eagle Nest Signature Event Development

  • Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Co-Working Space

  • Mora Cultural Plan

  • Mountainair Community Town Square, Monte Alto Plaza

  • Silver City Arts and Cultural District, "Water For All"

  • MainStreet Truth or Consequences, Buckhorn Art Park

  • Village of Santa Clara, Facade Improvement Program

  • Villanueva, El Valle Youth Farm to Market

  • Tularosa,  Downtown Arts and Cultural Assets Promotion

  • Tucumcari, Great Blocks on Main Street Outreach
Stay tuned for information about our next application cycle! 
​Coming in 2018!