The NM Senior Sports Foundation endeavors to award grants to sports organizations each year.  Applications for 2017 grants will be accepted until August 15 and awards will be announced on October 15, 2017. For information on the criteria and to download an application form, go to the following sites: 

Albuquerque Men's Senior Olympic
Basketball Program

Assist with team registration fees for 2007 National Senior Games in Louisville, KY

Albuquerque 50+ Games
Purchase shuffleboard supplies


Albuquerque 50+ Games
Purchase table tennis equipment needed for competition
Canyon Nets Senior Women's Basketball Program
Purchase portable electronic tabletop scoreboard$435.00
 Silver Shufflers shuffleboard club
Purchase 4 sets of shuffleboard discs$311.00
Senior Women's Volleyball Program -
Bernalillo County
Purchase volleyball equipment$46.00

No requests received in 2014

Albuquerque Senior Olympics

Purchase of a track timer for the Albuquerque Senior Olympis with recognition to the memory of Lloyd Houston

Albuquerque Senior Olympics
Donate office and sports equipment to be used by the Albuquerque Senior Olympics (Equipment was originally purchased by the Foundation during 1997-1999 and included:  laptop computer, two Tolo shuffleboard courts, five air rifles and rifle cases, seven air pistols and five pistol cases, spotting scope and bi-pod, air gun scope, and portable PA system)  Sports Equipment $4860; Office Equipment $1910.  



Jewish Family Service

Provide home exercise programming to low and middle-income seniors to stimulate interest and decrease barriers to attending senior programming provided by the NM NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities)

Valencia County Senior Olympics
Purchase air rifle and air pistol for use in the Valencia County Senior Olympics


Albuquerque Senior Softball men's softball team
Offset the cost of league registration for the 2005 season (not a sponsorship)


Senior Sports Foundation


No requests received in 2009

ABQ Pickleball Club

To purchase pickleball nets to

encourage participation in the sport of

pickleball in the Albuquerque area





ABQ Pickleball Club

To purchase additional nets to allow participation in pickleball at times and locations not currently served.


Pajarito Environmental Education Center

To provide funds for a SPOT GPS Locator/Beacon and GPS services for one-year.  Purchase trekking poles and cover advertising costs for program


Silver Gloves Senior Women’s Softball Program

To purchase 3 senior bats for the purpose of providing equal opportunities to their members while playing recreational and competitive softball.  


No requests received in 2012


Albuquerque Senior Olympics

Promote the talent show competition of the Albuquerque Senior Olympics with recognition ot the memory of Miera Adams





A League of

Their Own

To help offset costs for a day of play

for senior women 50+ while providing

instruction and renewing motivation

for daily fitness through fun.


Chama 50+

mile Swim


Encourage participation by donating $50

to a charity chosen by club members

after swimming laps totaling 50 miles.

   $500 maximum



Inc. for the 50+

Resource Center

Fitness books and bookcase for use at 50+ Resource Center

to encourage senior members to maintain a physical and

mental health during their transition to retirement and 


No cash award, but

the SSF will assist in

a donation drive for

fitness books.  

Additionally, CORT

furniture will donate

a bookcase

USA Dance, Inc.

Help advertise the annual dinner/dance and encourage

exercise through dance


NM Senior Sports Foundation in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque

To build a trophy case to display sports achievements by NM senior athletes.  Construction, maintenance, and ownership vested with the Foundation; location provided by the City of Albuquerque at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center.



The New Mexico Senior Sports Foundation has awarded grants to several groups and organizations since its award process began in 2000.  The following contains a history of awards made in previous years.  Applications for 2017 grants will be accepted until August 15 and awards will be announced on October 15, 2017.  We will update the following list as soon as possible.



Bernalillo Parks &

Recreation Dept.

To purchase pickleball nets to

encourage participation in this new sport

in the city of Bernalillo.



Silver Shufflers



To purchase 5 used courts to expand the game of

shuffleboard to new venues within the City of 






NM Senior Sports Foundation in Cooperation with the Encore Fellowship Program of United Way of Central NM

Pay applicable employer payroll taxes as a condition to receiving an Encore Fellowship Grant.  The NMSSF will hire a program manager and webmaster for the period beginning January 9, 2017 and ending June 30, 2017. This individual will create a senior sports website highlighting the activities available to seniors in the Metropolitan Albuquerque area.

Silver Gloves senior women's softball program

Promote senior women's softball in the Albuquerque area and encourage an increase in the number of teams participating in league play

Albuquerque Senior Softball men's softball team
 Bats for the 2006 season


Valencia County Senior Olympics
Purchase of javelins and discus




ABQ Pickleball Club

To purchase additional nets to allow participation in pickleball at various locations that do not have assigned equipment


Silver Shufflers Shuffleboard Program

To purchase easels for scoreboards and familiarize the members with proper scoring procedures.