2021-2022 Grants Funded

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Children’s Foundation Grant Program, now in its 29th year, provides funding to small, community based non-profit programs designed to foster the physical, emotional, educational, and social development of New Mexico children and their families.

Thirty-four New Mexico organizations were chosen to receive funding for 2021-2022.

2020-2021 Grants Funded

Assistance League of Chaves County, $1500, Roswell. Supports programs for elementary students in need. Kindergarten through 8th grade students are brought to  League chapter house to “shop” for brand new clothing, leaving with a bag of new clothes, shoe vouchers, books, wide grins, and a renewed sense of confidence.

Bookkids, $1500, Santa Fe. Promotes literacy and the love of reading by providing books for Santa Fe public school children to own and enjoy. Schools are selected based on student need.

Bridges Project for Education, $2000, Provides counseling and support for students to pursue postsecondary education.

Camp Enchantment New Mexico, $2500, Serves children, ages 7 to 17, from the state of New Mexico, who have experienced cancer and serves approximately 75 children on treatment for cancer or in survivorship from cancer at Manzano Mountain Retreat for Camp Enchantment

Cancer Services of New Mexico $1500, Albuquerque.  The largest general cancer education program in New Mexico and the largest program of its type in the United States serving young children and teens.

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, First Judicial District, $4000, 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.

Common Bond New Mexico Foundation $2000, Albuquerque.   Serves members of the LGBTQ+ community who are victims of prejudice and abuse providing health and well-being.

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.

ELEVATE, $500, Santa Fe.  This Health and Wellness Program is an educational enrichment program which fosters a growth mindset in children, and uses rock climbing as a way of solidifying these lessons and skills.

El Pueblo de Abiquiu Library & Cultural Center $4000, Abiquiu. Teaches local youth to care about their betterment and that of their families. Involving youth in local job development is a key learning experience.

El Rito Public Library, $4000, El Rito. Toddlers and their parents/caregivers are invited to participate  in the STEM To Read  pre-literacy program; the goal of which is to develop literacy and scientific thinking by active, engaged learning activities. 

Embudo Valley Library, $3300, Embudo Valley. Organizes and conducts the afterschool program which is an enrichment program serving grades K-6 together with the Caterpillar Club, a free early literacy program for children ages 0-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Embudo Valley Tutoring Association, $4000, Embudo Valley.  Provides free tutoring to strengthen the educational opportunities for children in the rural area surrounding the Rio Grande of Rio Arriba County in northern New Mexico.

Fathers New Mexico, $2000, Santa Fe. Focuses on the role of father, and develops strategies for supporting healthy fatherhood.

Friends of the Espanola Library, $1000, Espanola. Fosters a love of reading among pre-school children and their families targeting 2600 children.

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.

Growing Great Kids Raton, $3000, Raton. Establishes programs to help parents and caregivers help prepare children for public education

High Mountain Youth Project, $3000, Ruidoso.  Provides a comprehensive safety net for students experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

Imagination Library of Luna County, $1500, Provides age appropriate books, by mail, free of charge, to preschool children from birth until they turn five years of age.

Kirkland Youth Association, $4000, Kirkland and San Juan County. All-day summer recreation, literacy and mathematic skill development programs with breakfast and lunch provided.

Literacy Links – Leamos, $2500, Silver City. Provides school books to school age children.

Locker #505 Students Clothing Bank, $1500, Provides appropriate school clothing to K-12 Bernalillo County students in need.

Many Mothers, $3000, 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 Lions Operation KidSight, Inc., $3000, Las Cruces. Establishes and maintains a sustainable program that will provide annual eye screenings and follow-up eye exams and treatment (if needed) for all young children ages 3 to 7 years in New Mexico. 

Northern Youth Project, $4000, Abiquiú. The initiative works to support the outcomes and opportunities for rural Northern New Mexico youth (ages 12 to 21), providing FREE programs and activities year round through hands-on art, agriculture, community service, and leadership projects.

Ojo Sarco Community Center, $4250, Ojo Sarco. Economic Improvement: Early literacy programs, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, all children newborn to age 5 are enrolled.

Santa Fe Alliance for Science, $3000, Santa Fe. Provides STEM enrichment activities in schools, interacts one-on-one with thousands of students at school.

STEM Santa Fe, $2000, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.  Hosts a one-day conference for girls 5th to 8th grade to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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

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., $3500, 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.

 

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.

Bookkids, $1000, Santa Fe. Promotes literacy and the love of reading by providing books for Santa Fe public school children to own and enjoy. Schools are selected based on student need.

Bridges Project for Education, $2000, Taos. Provides counseling and support for students to pursue postsecondary education.

Camp Corazones, $2500, Statewide. Provides a summer camp at no cost to children 5 to 12 years with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Canones Early Childhood Center, $6000, 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.

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, First Judicial District, $5000, 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.

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.

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.

Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico, $3500, 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.

Embudo Valley Tutoring Association, $3000, 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.

Equine Spirit Sanctuary, $2000, Taos Area. Horses Helping Kids combines therapeutic riding and equine- assisted learning to help kids with special needs gain life skills.

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, $2000, 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.

Imagination library of Grant County, $3500, Silver City and Grant County. Registers children to receive books every month from birth to age five to enhance early childhood literacy.

Kirtland Youth Association, $4000, Kirtland and San Juan County. All-day summer recreation, literacy and mathematic skill development programs with breakfast and lunch provided.

Los Alamos Arts Council, $500, Los Alamos. Through this 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, $3000, 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.

Ojo Sarco Community Center, $3000, Ojo Sarco Community Center, Books, activities and music programs for children to promote literacy plus a summer lunch program.

Pueblo De Abiquiú Library and Cultural Center, $4000, 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.

Self Help, Inc., $2500, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos & Northern New Mexico. Provides assistance to families with children in need due to lack of shelter, clothing, food & life-saving medical care.

STEM Santa Fe, $1000, 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.

Tarnoff Art Center, $1000, Pecos & Rowe. Eight week, summer arts program with arts education in studio for industrial metal arts.

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

Valencia County Literacy Council, $3000, 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., $3500, 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.

Wings for L.I.F.E. International, Albuquerque. $3500, Albuquerque. Educational program changes lives of children of prisoners, at-risk youth, and prisoners returning home by strengthening the family unit through group mentoring, parenting classes and tutoring for children.

2017-2018 Grants Funded

Listing of grants selected:

Andele Tutors, $2000, Southern Dona Ana County. Summer program for skills in reading and math for 200 children & parent engagement strategies including use of public libraries.

Bike Works, $2000. Silver City. The Earn-a-Bike Program allows youth 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 ride bicycles.

Blackout Theatre, $2000. Bernalillo County. During the school year, students work together to write and perform an original play enhancing student literacy.

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

Camp Corazones, $3000, New Mexico. Provides a free summer camp for children age 5 to 12 years who have or are impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Cancer Services of New Mexico, $2000, New Mexico. Provides education and support to children of New Mexico’s cancer patients with Family Cancer Resource Bag to help newly diagnosed parents explain their cancer diagnosis to children.

Career Guidance Institute, Albuquerque Reads, $1000. Albuquerque. ABQ Reads is a program that provides one-to-one tutoring sessions for students with volunteers using a curriculum that reinforces classroom teaching.

CASA Fourth Judicial District, $2000, San Miguel, Mora & Guadalupe Counties, Provides advocacy for abused or neglected children in juvenile proceedings and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care.

Children’s Reading Alliance, $2000, Dona Ana County. The First Teacher Program is a bilingual parent education program that promotes literacy & reading skills among preschoolers.

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

Earth Circle Foundation/ Wings of America, $2000, Cochiti, Flight Club is an after school running and walking club for elementary and middle school students with healthy snacks and physical activity. It offers students insight into the proud heritage of distance runners from Indian country.

Embudo Valley Library/Community Center, $2000, Embudo Valley, Rio Arriba County. Summer reading program engages youth to establish and meet reading goals and includes field trips, presentations and hands-on activities.

Family Promise of Albuquerque, $2000, Albuquerque. Provides safe shelter and basic needs for homeless families with support for finding employment and permanent housing.

Feeding Santa Fe, Inc., $2000. Santa Fe. Addresses hunger for families with children through the weekly distribution of food bags.

First Born of Northern New Mexico, $1000. San Miguel & Mora Counties. Home visitations include free books and coaching on the importance of early childhood education.

First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico, $1,500. Chaves, Eddy, Lea & Lincoln Counties. Provide summer golf camps and events that encourage children to adopt healthy and active lifestyles.

Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, Curry & Roosevelt Counties, $2000. 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.

Healthy Futures, Inc., $2000, Cuba and Torreon. This eight week summer program for reading, math, and science enrichment also engages parents to be academic champions for their children.

High Mountain Youth Project, $3000, Ruidoso. This collaborative project will provide an after school/evening drop-in center to keep homeless students safe and in school.

Horizons Albuquerque, $2000, Albuquerque. Six week summer school program coupled with year round enhancements for students and families aimed at educational success.

Imagination Library of Grant County, Inc., $2000, Silver City & Grant County. Registers children to receive books every month from birth to age five to enhance early childhood literacy.

Junior Service League of Hobbs, $2000, Hobbs. Super Star Shoe project provides needy youth with shoes and socks.

Kirtland Youth Association, $2,500. Kirtland and San Juan County. All-day summer recreation and literacy programs at two locations with breakfast and lunch provided.

Literacy Link—Leamos, $1500. Silver City. Promotes literacy by distributing donated books from publishers to needy children.

Los Alamos Arts Council, $600, Los Alamos. Through theatre program, offers children the opportunity for self-exploration, development of social and communication skills, self-discipline, strong work ethic and understanding of team concept.

New Mexico Alliance for Children, $2,400, Ruidoso. Provides literary services to academically challenged elementary school students and creative literacy workshops for family members.

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

NM Kids Matter, $2000, Bernalillo County. Project to improve lives of Native American children in foster care through trained advocates who ensure that these children are receiving essential services.

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

Ojo Sarco Community Center, $2000, Ojo Sarco-Taos County. Books, activities and music programs for children to promote literacy plus a summer lunch program.

Pandemonium Productions, $1000, Santa Fe. Provides educational musical theater experience to diverse young people and audience members of all ages, teaching students the craft of theatre.

Santa Fe Performing Arts, $1000, Santa Fe. Provides year-round performing arts education and performance opportunities for at-risk and underserved children.

SEED: Source for Educational Empowerment & Community Development, $1000, Santa Fe. Inspire Santa Fe invites young people to identify an interest and matches them with a community expert. The pair meet at least 2 hours a week through the school year and showcase their work at an end-of-year public festival.

Self Help, Inc. , $1500, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos and Northern Santa Fe. Provides assistance to families with children in need due to lack of shelter, clothing, food and life-saving medical care.

Silver Bullet Productions, $2000, Rural and Tribal New Mexico. This award-winning 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.

Summer Youth Corporation, $2000, Gallup. 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.

Talpa Community Center, $1,000, Village of Talpa and Taos County. Children engage in ceramics, sewing, quilting and reading activities during this summer program.

Transformational Learning and Coaching Inc., $1000. 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.

Wings for LIFE, Albuquerque, $2000, Albuquerque. Educational program changes lives of children of prisoners, at-risk youth, and prisoners returning home by strengthening the family unit through group mentoring, parenting classes and tutoring for children.

2016-2017 Grants Funded

Asombro Institute for Science Education, $2000. 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 of Chaves County, $3000, 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.

Camp Corazones, $3000, New Mexico. Provides a summer camp at no cost to children age 5 to 12 years with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Cancer Services of New Mexico, $2000, New Mexico. Provides education and support to the children of New Mexico’s cancer patients with Family Cancer Resource Bag to help newly diagnosed parents explain their cancer diagnosis to children and Family Cancer Retreat.

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

Common Bond NM Foundation, $1000, Albuquerque. Supports LGBT youth with a safe environment to meet with diverse activities, guest speakers, and facilitated discussions.

CASA First Judicial District, $1000, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba & Los Alamos Counties. Provides advocacy for abused children in juvenile proceedings and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care.

CASA Fourth Judicial District, $2000, San Miguel, Mora & Guadalupe Counties. Provides advocacy for abused children in juvenile proceedings and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for children in foster care.

El Rito Library, $2000. El Rito. Promotes literacy for 2-5 year-old toddlers who come to the library twice a week for different activities that include math, science and story time. The grants also assists in creating a space for pre-teens and teenagers.

Embudo Valley Library/Community Center, $2000, Embudo Valley, Rio Arriba County. Summer reading programs engage youth to establish and meet summer reading goals while events are scheduled throughout summer including field trips, presentations and hands-on activities.

Equine Spirit Sanctuary, $1000, Taos area. Horses Helping Kids combines therapeutic riding and equine-assisted learning to help kids with special needs gain life skills.

Family Promise of Albuquerque, $1000, Albuquerque. Provides safe shelter and basic needs for homeless families with support for finding employment and permanent housing.

Gila Valley Library, $2000, 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.

Healthy Futures, Inc., $2000, Anthony, Berino, Chaparral, Sunland Park, Southern Dona Ana County. Summer reading program to encourage literacy, raise skills in reading and encourage and motivate parents to become champions for their children’s educational goals.

JudyGails Place, $1000, Los Alamos and New Mexico. Helps families transitioning out of domestic violence by providing services for support and stability for the children.

Keres Children’s Learning Center, $1000, Cochiti. Preschool students experience a culturally and linguistically rich learning environment offered in the Keres language.

Literacy Link—Leamos, $1000. Silver City. Promotes literacy by distributing donated books from publishers to needy children with a totally volunteer operation.

Many Mothers, $2500, Santa Fe County. 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.

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, $1000, Velarde. Summer Youth Intern Program provides archaeological training and stewardship for local youth at this historical site.

Moving Arts Espanola, $1000, Espanola. Offers affordable quality education in the Fine Arts and Culture with 30 weeks of programming after-school and during the summer.

Ojo Sarco Community Center, $2000, Ojo Sarco-Taos County. Books, activities and music programs for children to promote literacy and summer lunch program.

Self Help, Inc., $1000, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos and northern Santa Fe, Provides assistance to families with children in need due to lack of shelter, clothing, food & life-saving medical care.

Valencia County Literacy Council, $3000, Los Lunas. Family Literacy Pre-school provides child-centered instruction to develop literacy in children ages birth to 5 years with parents reading daily to their children and staff providing a lending library and numerous educational activities.

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, $2000, Santa Fe. The Clinic, staffed by volunteers and paid staff, provides integrated children’s medical and dental services for the uninsured.

Wings for LIFE, Albuquerque, $2000, Albuquerque. Educational program changes lives of children of prisoners, at-risk youth, prisoners returning home by strengthening the family unit through group mentoring, parenting classes and tutoring for children.

Wings for LIFE Roswell, $3000. Roswell and surrounding areas. Wings for L.I.F.E. (Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education) 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.

Young Fathers of Santa Fe, $2500, Santa Fe. Provides young fathers with support in choosing healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families and assists young fathers in sustaining stable and nurturing relationships that promote their children’s well-being.