To honor our friend Jennifer Riordan we have renamed the Educate2Elevate Grant (E2E) as the Jennifer Riordan E2E Grant (JRE2E). This is a collaborative funding opportunity that brings together funders from across New Mexico to pool resources and make at least one high impact grant of $50,000. This grant is a collaborative investment from funders in various sectors and we encourage organizations to demonstrate similar collaborative thinking when submitting applications.


  • The JRE2E grant is focused on supporting middle school initiatives and advancing the future educational, personal and/or professional pathways of students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
  • Applications must be serving students in Central New Mexico: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and/or Torrance counties.
  • Applicants can only submit one proposal.
  • Applicants from nonprofit organizations and public education institutions are preferred.
  • A complete list of FAQs can be found here.


  • Parent/adult/mentor involement
  • Out-of-school time/extended learning programming
  • Project-based learning
  • Transitional programs
  • Career readiness
  • Teacher/professional development


  • July 16 - RFP Opens
  • July 27 - Information Session, 9:00am-10:30am
    • Location: ABQ Journal, 777 Jefferson St. NE
  • August 17 - RFP Closes at 5 pm MT
  • August 17 - 27 - Grant Team Reviews Proposals
  • August 28 - Grant Review Panel Convenes & Finalists Determined
  • September 5 - Finalist Presentations (8:30am - 9:30am)
  • September 7 - Grant Award Event