CARO has limited funds and other resources at its disposal. All funding requests to CARO are rated and evaluated in priority order, with particular focus on the relative significance, feasibility, duration, and post-project implications of the request. All requests of $1,000 or more require additional information and support (these appear in the "general questions" section of the request forms).

All other factors being equal, requests for support that provide some or all self-funding, that lead to the creation of grant proposals (either singly by the requesting organization, or jointly with the Hispanic Research Center), and which provide significant CBO professional participation will likely receive higher ratings than requests that place the burden of funding and of design and implementation of the project on CARO.