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25th Anniversary Celebration! Birthday Boogie & Blues Tickets Available for September 17th!

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The New Mexico Children’s Foundation proudly announces that the Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band will perform a benefit concert to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation. The event will take place at the Santa Fe Opera on Sunday, September 17th with the pre-concert party at 4:30 pm and the concert at 7 pm. 

Make Your Plans Today for Taj Mahal & Keb Mo Band at the SANTE FE OPERA!

4:30 Pre-Concert Party, Stieren Rehearsal Hall, Santa Fe Opera

7:00 Benefit Concert with KebMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band (assigned seating), Santa Fe Opera

Both party and concert: $200 per person
Party only: $130 per person


Click here to buy Tickets!






2017 Buckaroo Ball!

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2017-2018 Grant Application Guidelines: Deadline to Apply March 24, 2017

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The New Mexico Children’s Foundation has released the 2017-2018 Grant Application Guidelines.  The due date is March 24, 2017.  There is one additional item of information requested in the Proposal Narrative (Section 3 in How to Apply).    As stated, provide the approximate contact hours per child based on entire project length:  year, camp week, summer program, etc.

The Foundation’s charitable funds are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit New Mexican children’s organizations with annual total budgets under $300,000.

Other requirements are:

  1. Funds requested should not exceed $6,000.
  2. Funding can be for only three successive years.
  3. Requests for Operating Expenses are eligible.

For  more information, please email:   carol@nmchildren.org  or call 505-986-2043.

2017-2018 NMCF Grant Application Guidlines

2016–2017 Grants Funded

Grants Funded for 2016-2017

Forty-six organizations applied for grants this year. The Grants Committee had difficulty choosing among all these worthy programs and nonprofits. Twenty-seven have been awarded grants. All these nonprofits are community-based with budgets less than $300,000—most have budgets that are far less. Criteria for applying for a grant are available here.

The total awarded is $50,000. Unfortunately, a major source of funding we hoped to receive has not yet come to fruition. We remain hopeful and committed to raising funds to help community-based organizations that are making a difference in the lives of New Mexico’s children.

Here is a list of our grantees:

ANNOUNCING 2016-2017 Grant Application Guidelines Available

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Grant Application Guidelines for 2016-2017 have been issued by the New Mexico Children’s Foundation. Applications must be postmarked and a copy emailed no later than March 30, 2016.

2016-2017 Grant Application Requirements

New video! Spotlight on the New Mexico Children’s Foundation

This brief film tells the story of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation and impact to children and families in New Mexico.

A Film by Cristina McCandless, Crone’s Eye Collective