2012 Grants Awarded

Amistad Family Services, Las Cruces, $3000.  Aids families through Circle of Security program recognizing that healthy early attachments lead to lifelong success by providing parents & caregivers the tools and confidence needed to effectively engage, guide and nurture children.

Asombro Institute for Science Education, Las Cruces, $3000.   To promote science and leadership skills,  fifth grade students acquire skills to present hands-on science activities for younger students at their schools.

 Assistance League of Chaves County, Roswell, $3000.  Operation School Bell provides new school clothes and uniforms required by individual schools and supplies for children in need.

The Bike Works, Silver City,  $2000.  The Earn-a-Bike Program allows youth the opportunity to obtain a bike in exchange for volunteering at the facility where participants learn how to maintain and repair their bicycles and how to safely and efficiently ride bicycles through bicycle-related activities.

 The Roswell Boys and Girls Club, Roswell, $3000.  Provides a high-quality summer enrichment program to promote continued learning & development as well as supervised daycare for school-age children.

The Boys and Girls Club Del Norte, Chimayo and Abiquiu. $2000.  This afterschool program provides a safe and enriching place for the children of working parents.  Children have opportunities for self-expression and nurturing from caring adult role models.

Camp Corazones, Santa Fe and Statewide, $4000.  Provides a summer camp at no cost to children age 5 to 12 years and their families with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.  This grant was given in honor of Jeanne Pearce.

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

Community Partnership for Children, Silver City, $2000.  This unique training series equips caregivers with the skills and knowledge to support the emotional health of infants and toddlers in their care.  This grant was given in honor of Jeanne Pearce.

CASA, First Judicial District, Santa Fe, Los  Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.  $3000.  Court Appointed Special Advocates provide qualified, well-trained and committed volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children and to mentor youth aged 14-18 on probation in the juvenile justice system.

CASA, Fourth Judicial District, Mora, San Miguel and Guadalupe – $3000. Court Appointed Special Advocates train community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

Imagination Library of Grant County, Silver City and Grant County, $3000.  Delivers books every month to children’s homes promoting language and reading and establishing the basis for future learning success.  Affiliated with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

IMPACT Personal Safety, Santa Fe & Albuquerque, $3000.  Empowers children and young people by teaching them to prevent and defend themselves against verbal, physical and sexual violence.

Many Mothers,  Santa Fe County, $2000.  Skilled volunteers share their expertise to help a family with their practical, educational and emotional concerns providing vital support when a new baby joins a family.

Ojo Sarco Community Center, Ojo Sarco, $2000.  Support for the Blue Spring Book Club which promotes reading with book-related art activities for children at the Community Center.

Oso Vista Ranch Project, Ramah Navajo and Zuni  Reservations, $2000  Summer day camps for youth that include photography and personal leadership activities facilitated through rock climbing and challenge course activities.