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2017–2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

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Includes a message from Gary King, President of the Board of Directors and
news about the Donor/Development committee by Donna Pedace
NMCF 25th Anniversary reception in Roswell
The NMCF Holiday Tea at the Rancher’s Club of Albuquerque

and news about several programs that your donations have funded

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Grant Guidelines for 2018-2019, Due Date March 9, 2018

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The New Mexico Children’s Foundation has released the Grant Guidelines for 2018-2019.
This year grants will be due on March 9, 2018. Please contact Carol Robertson Lopez, Executive Director, at 505-986-2043 or email her at carol
@nmchildren.org with questions or assistance. To be eligible a nonprofit must be a qualified 501-c-3, have an annual budget less than $300,000 and not have received a grant last three years in a row.

Please click the link below to view a document that details how to apply for a grant.

2018-2019 NMCF Grant Application Guidelines

2017-2018 Grants Funded for 25th Anniversary

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Grants Funded for 2017-2018
Fifty worthy organizations applied for grants this year. Given that this is our 25th Anniversary, the Board of Directors voted to increase our funding of grants. Even so, the Grants Committee had a difficult time selecting the programs to receive a grant, eventually settling on thirty-nine organizations. These non-profits are all community-based with budgets less than $300,000—many have budgets that are far less. The total awarded is $73,500. Kathy Schulz chaired the Grants Committee, which includes eight other members of our Board. These Trustees read and reviewed every application. Criteria for applying for a grant is available on our website: www.nmchildren.org. Watch for 2018-2019 Guidelines in January, 2018!

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

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for this amazing event!  

The event is now SOLD OUT!





2017 Buckaroo Ball!

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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: