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Signed Keb’ Mo’ Guitar to be auctioned at Pre-concert Party on September 17 at Santa Fe Opera

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 Gary King, Co-Chair of the 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert and President of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation with FANTASTIC Keb’ Mo’ signed guitar.  You can bid on this treasure at our live auction!!!

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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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: