2018–2019 Grants Funded

Asombro Institute For Science Education, $3000, Las Cruces.  Promotes hands-on science activities that develop science literacy and critical thinking skills.  Curriculum incorporates science into language arts and math standards.

Assistance League Chaves County, $2000, Roswell and Chaves County. Operation School Bell provides new school clothes and supplies for children in need from grades K-8th and provides age-appropriate books for these children.

Bike Works, $3000, Silver City.  The Earn-A-Bike Program allows youth to obtain a bike in exchange for volunteering at the facility where youth learn how to maintain and repair their bicycles and how to safely ride bicycles.

Boys and Girls Club of Bloomfield, $3000,  Bloomfield.  Afterschool program providesreading activities, the Power Hour to help students become self-directed learners, and programs on healthy eating, internet safety and community service activities.

Canones Early Childhood Center, $3000, Canones.  Project Literacy Outreach brings early childhood education, child development and early/emergent literary services to an underserved population of rural, isolated, minority families in Nothern New Mexico.

Career Guidance Institute (Albuquerque Reads), $3000, Albuquerque.  ABQ Reads is a program that provides one-to-one tutoring sessions for students with volunteers using a curriculum that reinforces classroom teaching.

Children's Reading Alliance, $3000, Dona Ana County.  The First  Teacher Program is a bilingual parent education program that promotes literacy & reading skills among preschoolers.

Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, $1000, Statewide.  Provides a book and training on preventing child sexual abuse.

Common Bond New Mexico Foundation, $2000, Albuquerque. Support LGBT youth in s a safe environment with diverse activities, guest speakers and facilitated discussions.  Connects youth with needed services, food and clothing.

Compassionate Touch Network, $2000, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho & Santa Fe.  Trains facilitators for classroom presentations on mental illness.  Goals are to recognize its symptoms, to get appropriate treatment, to understand the importance of early diagnosis and treatment and to promote compassion and remove stigma.

Court Appointed Special Advocates, First Judicial District, $3000, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties.  Provides advocacy for abused children in juvenile proceedings and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care.

Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico, $4000, Roswell.  Health and Wellness Program developed to help provide self-advocates (individuals with Down Syndrome) and their families ways to support a healthy lifestyle.  Participants receive services to improve their mental and physical well-being.

El Rito Library, $3000, El Rito.  Summer reading program encourages youth to appreciate books through creating their own books and to read for pleasure.  Year-round, the library serves 245 youth under the age of 18.

Embudo Valley Library & Community Center, $3000, Embudo Valley, Rio Arriba County.  Summer reading program provides extended learning opportunities, STEM projects, art & cultural projects and free reading to foster a love of learning. 

Embudo Valley Tutoring Association, $2000, North Central New Mexico.  Provides students with dyslexia with free multi-sensory language therapy programs as well as free services for learning disability support, conventional tutoring, small group learning and training for tutors.

Feeding Santa Fe Inc. , $3000, Santa Fe.  Addresses hunger for families and children through the weekly distribution of food bags.

Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, $3000, Curry & Roosevelt Counties.  Operates a traditional backpack program to feed children over the weekend and a new program, Feeding Families, that gives a box of food to feed the entire family.

Gila Valley Library, $3000, Gila Valley in Northwestern Grant County.  Promotes children’s literacy through library programs for youth from 2 years to 12th grade in a large rural area.

High Mountain Youth Project, $2000, Lincoln County.  This collaborative project provides a safety net for students and youth experiencing homelessness to support successful graduation from high school.

Horizons Albuquerque, $1500, Albuquerque.   Six week summer school program coupled with year-round enhancements for students and families aimed at educational success.

Imagination library of Grant County, $2500, Silver City and Grant County.  Registers children to receive books every month from birth to age five to enhance early childhood literacy.

Literacy Link-Leamos, $2500, Silver City and Grant County.  Promotes literacy by distributing donated books from publishers to needy children.

Los Alamos Arts Council, $500, Los Alamos.  Through theatre program, offers children the opportunity for self-exploration, development of social and communications skills, self-discipline, strong work ethic and understanding of team concept.

Many Mothers, $4000, Santa Fe Provides free, in-home care and support to any Santa Fe family with a newborn to improve the health and development of our youngest residents.

New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, $3000, Central New Mexico and Santa Fe.   The CLIMB program provides support to children and teens to help them cope with a parent/guardian’s cancer.  The program aims to decrease isolation, to understand feelings of anxiety, anger and fear, and to strengthen the dialogue in the family.

New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, $2000, Santa Fe County.  Therapeutic horseback riding for children with disabilities and internships for youth. 

Northern Youth Project, $3000,  Abiquiú  Area.  Program provides art activities, community service, leadership development and agriculture  including a large, productive garden and food preparation.

Pandemonium Productions,  $1500, Santa Fe.  Provides educational musical theater experience to diverse young people and audience members of all ages, teaching students the craft of theater.

Pueblo De Abiquiú  Library and Cultural Center, $3000, Abiquiú.   A summer reading program strives to keep children engaged in a variety of activities centered around reading including presentations and research.  Teen interns work with younger children and program continues through the year.

Silver Bullet Productions, $1000, Rural and Tribal New Mexico.  This award-wining program provides film workshops that teach students from tribal communities to develop a thesis and write, direct and produce films on topics selected by local communities.

STEM Santa Fe, $500, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.  Host a one-day conference for girls 5th to 8th grade to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Summer Youth Corporation, $3000, Gallup & McKinley County. Operates a free summer day camp for children living on and around the Navajo Nation.  Campers increase self-esteem, leadership skills, problem-solving ability and learn conflict mediation strategies.

Tarnoff Art Center, $2000, Pecos & Rowe.  Eight week, summer arts program with arts education in studio/painting arts, ceramics/pottery and industrial metal arts.

Transformational learning and Coaching , $2000, Santa Fe. “Storytellers and Writers” is a dual language program aimed at helping struggling elementary and middle school students through the use of stories that develop speaking and writing skills.

Truchas Services Center, $4000, Truchas. Provides a month of learning for children from 6 to 12 years that includes a science related lesson and art activity daily.

True Kids 1 (TK1), $1000, Colfax & Taos Counties.   Offers media art classes, skill workshops and internships for hands-on experiences in radio, television and film productions.

Valencia County Literacy Council, $4000, Los Lunas.  Family Literacy Pre-school provides child-centered instruction to develop literacy in children ages birth to five years with parents reading daily to their children and staff providing a lending library and numerous educational activities.

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, $4000, Santa Fe.  The Clinic, staffed by volunteers and paid staff, provides integrated children’s medical and dental services for the uninsured.

Wings For L.I.F.E., $4000, Roswell & surrounding areas.  Provides an afterschool program that promotes positive behaviors to reduce risk-taking behaviors and serves as a prevention program to prevent young children and youth from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.