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The following are our 2018 1st half grantees who received awards of up to $2,500. In some cases, promising programs were supported by larger or multi-year awards (by invitation only).

1st Half Grant Recipients

51 grants totaling $127,700

Education Grants

  1. A New Normal, Campaign Launch Event: a campaign that will engage 500 students in Rio Arriba, Taos, and Peñasco in opioid prevention and education
  2. Abrazos Family Support Services, Autism After-School Program: funding for educational field trips designed for 5th-9th graders
  3. Academy for Technology and the Classics: summer program for middle school/high school female athletes to study literature with an emphasis on female empowerment
  4. Bernalillo Public School, Bully Prevention and Intervention: creation of a program that will provide an alternative to suspension for students with bullying infractions plus education/prevention for all freshmen
  5. Bridges Project for Education, College Connections: increase student awareness of higher education options, with progressive, college literacy lessons, in Taos County
  6. Chama Valley Independent School District, Escalante High Schools Building Trades: introduction to carpentry for 7th-10th graders, building a self-sustaining trades program
  7. Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, Classrooms GO: facilitate an overnight expedition with one classroom of 25 students from Northern New Mexico, who lack the financial resources to learn in the outdoors
  8. Embudo Valley Tutoring Association: provide math and language arts tutoring and dyslexia therapy to vulnerable students in rural Rio Arriba and Taos counties
  9. Family YMCA, The, Española YMCA Teen Center: provide 3.5 hours, weekly, tutorial support for 2018
  10. Flower Hill Institute, Native Community, Youth and Family Camps: purchase of an Airbeam portable air quality monitor and wildlife camera/tracking equipment for summer Native youth camps
  11. Forest Stewards Guild, The, Youth Corps, Job Training for 42 Youth: partner with USFS Ranger Districts and hire local youth from nine underserved communities to implement conservation projects to restore forest health, watersheds and wildlife habitat
  12. Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, Comprehensive Computer Programming for Youth: several sessions of two courses for children ages 8-12 and 13-18 introducing hardware, operating systems and programming language with follow-up mini courses
  13. Friends of the Taos Charter School, Robotics Fun Leads to Robotics Careers: purchase kits and pay for student robotic/coding training for 8th grade robotics club
  14. Girls, Inc. of Santa Fe, Operation Smart: materials for hands-on activities and experiments with gardening, bugs, and engineering in order to learn STEM principles
  15. May Center for Learning, Santa Fe’s Ready to Read: small group reading tutoring for low income second and third grade students at Aspen Community School
  16. Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project: bilingual STEM curriculum for students in grade 4–7, field trip opportunities to a petroglyph site and teacher professional development workshop and classroom training
  17. Monte del Sol Charter School: 50 juniors will visit Chaco Canyon to learn about the impact of the energy industry on the Four Corners region
  18. National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI-NM), Dancing to Success in Rio Arriba County: provide 455 disadvantaged school children in the Española Valley with skills through innovative movement-based learning
  19. New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, Taos Gun Violence Prevention Program: art supplies for the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence and reduce and prevent gun violence in Taos County by purchasing gun locks and gas and food cards for a gun buyback
  20. New Mexico Consortium: summer physics camp for young women in Northern New Mexico to consider STEM careers
  21. New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Santa Ana Pueblo After-School Program: additional STEM training two days a week in an atmosphere that connects students to the outdoors and the cultural traditions of their pueblo
  22. Partners in Education, Hands on Heritage Summer Program: a five-week intensive summer learning experience for student grades 4-8
  23. Questa Youth Sports League, Saving Sports One Athlete at a Time: assisting student athletes and its program by purchasing items needed for sports
  24. Railyard Park Conservancy, Educational Composting Laboratory: outdoor science classroom programming with materials, tools, tool storage and educational signage for the Railyard Park
  25. Reading Quest: improve reading proficiency for students in the Santa Fe Public School who are a year or more below grade level in “Reading is Magic” two-week summer camps
  26. Regional Development Corp.: funding for Sundance Educational Consulting for Positive Support for Native American Youth Conference in April, 2018
  27. Rising Stars in the Southwest, Inc.: support of a summer leadership camp for Northern New Mexico high school junior and senior students that have limited access to leadership programs
  28. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Learning Lab Program: program based on community service, personal accountability, specialized academics, teamwork, and life-skills development provides a customized and culturally appropriate alternative education to high school and middle school students at risk of expulsion from Taos Municipal Schools
  29. Santa Fe Indian School, Global Buckets Self-Watering Container Gardens: students will tend plants while recording their observations, upon harvest save seeds for future planting, harvest and preserve plants for class consumption; instructors will emphasize use of native language
  30. Santa Fe Prep: stipend for science teacher trained in Breakthrough to teach during a six-week enrichment program for high risk middle school students in Santa Fe county
  31. STEM Santa Fe, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival: brings together 200 7th and 8th graders from Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico to explore and engage in math differently through activities that encourage collaborative and creative problem solving
  32. Taos Municipal Schools: access to computers and/or a safe place to complete homework for students who are in transition/homeless
  33. Taos Municipal Schools, Agricultural, Wetland and Wildlife Restoration: restoration by high school students of a property with the Taos Land Trust into an outdoor learning environment to be used for all students K-12
  34. Truchas Services Center, Summer Science and Art Program: program includes both science and art activities daily, as well as a weekly field trip for children between 6 to 12 years of age from all the surrounding communities
  35. True Kids I, New Mexico Kids Making Media: educational support to 9th-12th graders in the Taos County region through media arts education and career-pathway skills development
  36. UNM STEM-H, Center for Outreach, Research, & Education: sponsorship of the 2018 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Welcome Dinner and Awards Luncheon at which students present scientific oral and written results of research before a judging panel
  37. West Las Vegas High School, Bridging the Gap Between Science and English Through Science Fair: purchase laboratory equipment, reading materials and science fair supplies to increase student participation in the regional science fair

Community Grants

  1. Cañones Early Childhood Center, Project Literacy Outreach: implementation of a developmentally-appropriate computer/math, age- appropriate literacy outreach project for preschool children living in isolated, impoverished communities in Northern New Mexico
  2. Community Learning Network, Women in Technology Awards Ceremony: community event to support and honor outstanding women in technology from New Mexico as well as outstanding female high school students.
  3. Las Cumbres Community Services: targeted trainings, and related tools, for Conjunto Therapeutic Pre-K Preschool to help teachers effectively support at-risk students
  4. Los Alamos Community Foundation: training workshops to benefit local nonprofit organizations in Los Alamos County
  5. Los Alamos Senior Organization, Adult Day Care Support: cover adult day expenses for families unable to donate towards the cost of care
  6. New Mexico Voice for Children: assist in hosting a Kids Count conference to promote child well-being in Northern New Mexico
  7. Quality New Mexico: 2018 Learning Summit a two-day “best practices” learning event for leaders from business, education, government, health care and nonprofit organizations
  8. REEL FATHERS, Ltd., Father Care Program: six sessions for 36 men, children and partners at Pojoaque Valley Early Head Start
  9. Samaritan House, The: development of a pilot program to provide job training regularly at their facility to shelter participants training for employment
  10. Santa Fe Indian Center, Emergency Assistance Program: financial grants, information and advocacy, and essential items to meet the growing needs of Santa Fe’s Native American families and individuals in crisis
  11. Santa Fe Recovery Center: Infant Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Treatment of the Dyad training for staff working with mothers who struggle with substance abuse addiction with infants 0-3 years
  12. Somos Amigos of Northern New Mexico, Small Home Repairs: purchase materials for home repairs for low income individuals and provide training to the volunteers who complete these repairs
  13. Taos Adult Learning Center: fund the expansion of the Taos County Imagination Library, a free book program
  14. United Way of Santa Fe County, Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Spanish: purchase Spanish books to be mailed to families with young children



See 2017 Grant Recipients