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Chase Foundation / Grants

Grant Funding

The Chase Foundation was established in 2006 by Mack and Marilyn Chase to help serve the community of Artesia and the not-for-profit organizations within New Mexico. The Chase Foundation pursues this vision through positive community initiatives, resources, and the collaborative efforts of partnering organizations. The foundation invests in lasting change to improve the lives of fellow citizens and the future of their communities.

The foundation is deeply committed to the importance of partnerships and community participation to strengthen the success of the program. Most of all, the Chase Family is convinced that each of us can make a difference in shaping lives in a positive way through community involvement, quality education programs, and the desire to build strong communities through innovative approaches.

The Chase foundation gives priority to projects that involve joint efforts of multiple agencies, and wide community support and sustainability of projects demonstrated in the application guideline.  Further priority is given to:

  • Pre-School through 12th Grade Education
  • College Education Programs
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Community Enhancement Programs
  • Charity Infrastructure
  • Youth Initiative Programs and
  • Emergency and Critical Human Services

Eligibility Details

Eligible recipients are tax-exempt charitable organizations in New Mexico and West Texas.

Ineligible Activities & Projects

Ineligible activities and projects include:

    • Loans to individuals,
    • Interests or programs detrimental to the oil & gas industry,
    • Operational expenses of established programs,
    • Non-charitable organizations through IRS determination,
    • International organizations,
    • Political or lobbying activities,
    • Projects that do not have sustainability for a 5 year period.

Deadline Details

Applications may be submitted at any time. The Chase Foundation Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis (the second Tuesday of March, June, September and December) to review grant applications. Applications must be received 4 weeks prior to the scheduled quarterly meeting to be eligible for review.

Click here for application.