2023 Change for the Future Application


The Social Justice Council (SJC) of the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque is accepting applications until December 31, 2022 for the 2023 Change for the Future program. The online application and more details can be accessed at the bottom of the page.
Please be sure to indicate if you have a contact or sponsor at First Unitarian.

The Change for the Future program takes designated funds collected from our Sunday Offerings and distributes them to four different nonprofit groups each year, each awardee for three months during the year. The applicants will be asked to be present to inform congregants about their applications before the Annual Meeting scheduled for January 29, 2023, and then the congregation will vote on which applicants will receive funding from the program.

Criteria for submitting a Change for the Future application:

In order to qualify for a Change for the Future (CFtF) award, an applicant must be local, must address a specific need in the community, whereby funds received (which average $2,500 for the three months of an award) can accomplish all or part of a stated goal. The project can assist a group of people with specific needs in the community with an emphasis on equity and inclusion or it can address an environmental or other non-human/animal goal. Applicants cannot have received funds during the prior two years from any of the Social Justice Council grants and awards programs, including CFtF. In addition, applications should have a First U sponsor.

Attendance by representatives of all applicants is expected at the First Unitarian Annual Congregational Meeting on January 29, 2023. Applicants can present their funding request and answer questions by members of the congregation before the vote is taken to select awardees.

An organization or group that receives a Change for the Future award is required to submit a report at the end of the project period to the Social Justice Council. The questions they will answer in the report (to be included with the award letter) will enable them to highlight what was accomplished with the support they received.

Below is the electronic application form. If necessary, contact Social Justice Council Chair Bethe Orrell (beeweaveit@gmail.com) to request an electronic copy of the application form or for answers to your questions.

Change for the Future Application 2023

Change for the Future Application 2023