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Investing in Learning
& Human Potential

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has been investing in educationlearning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico since 1997.

Recent News & Announcements

Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) Science Resource Center in Chimayó

Behind the scenes at our Science Resource Center

Get a behind the scenes look at our Science Resource Center in Chimayó, New Mexico. This is where our Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) team assembles STEM curriculum kits focusing on physical and earth sciences for students in grades K-6 throughout Northern New Mexico.
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NMSU to host New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Dec. 2-3, 2022

New Mexico State University will host the 2022 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase event. The event will be held in a hybrid format with the virtual STEM Showcase Dec. 2, and the in-person STEM Showcase Dec. 3 at Corbett Center Student Union.    The NM Governor’s STEM Challenge partners include NMSU, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the New Mexico Public Education Department along with various industry partners from across the state.
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LANL Foundation Team

LANL Foundation Named One of 2022’s Best Places to Work

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for 2022. Following a nomination and evaluation process, Albuquerque Business First named 41 New Mexico-based companies as this year’s Best Places to Work. The awards are given to companies that go above and beyond to ensure the overall wellbeing of their workforce. Honorees were celebrated at a special event today at Topgolf in Albuquerque.
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Early Childhood 3rd Quarter Update

GIVING THANKS AND RECOGNITION to Amory Malin, our Early Childhood Program Summer Intern. Amory is a member of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and a rising junior at Bowdoin College with an academic focus in sociology and gender…

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Our Work

Education is the answer to some of the deepest problems in New Mexico, our nation and our world. And that is what drives the work of the Foundation. We know that by working together with students, educators, communities, leaders, and businesses, we can ignite opportunities previously unimagined.

Our Research & Advocacy

Integrating Social Emotional Learning in Northern New Mexico’s Schools

SEL nurtures our social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth to adulthood. This report is the result of extensive surveys and focus groups with hundreds of teachers and school leaders about their understanding and approach to SEL in their classrooms and schools. Our findings reveal strengths and weaknesses in how SEL is approached in our region.
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Our Programs

We work to understand Northern New Mexico communities and learn better ways to serve them. Guided by our board of directors and strategic plan, we build upon accumulated knowledge, programmatic experience, feedback, evaluation data, best practices, and partnerships not only to meet the needs of students and families but also to effectively grow programs in meaningful ways.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Program at the LANL Foundation is committed to strengthening children, families, and communities in a culturally respectful way. By supporting children (prenatal to three) and their families through leveraging family support systems such as home visitation, they…

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The LANL Foundation strongly supports public school education throughout Northern New Mexico through the K-12 Education Program, which serves nineteen public school districts as well as tribal schools and non-profits. The K-12 Education Program has two main goals: Promoting the…

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College, Career & Community Pathways (C3P)

The College, Career and Community Pathways Program (C3P), founded in April 2020, nurtures the potential of Northern New Mexico students and adult learners through initiating and supporting collaborations and partnerships aimed at increasing equitable access to educational and career opportunities…

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Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) 

The Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC), the LANL Foundation's flagship K-12 program, provides Inquiry STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum focusing on physical and earth sciences for students in grades K–6 throughout Northern New Mexico.  
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Our Scholarships

Since 1999, LANL Foundation in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) Advisory Committee has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships worth over $10 million to deserving students and adult learners from Northern New Mexico. These students share a commitment to academic achievement, leadership and service.

Four-Year Undergraduate Scholarships

Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships are designated for high school seniors and current undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any field of study. The process is competitive and open to students who are residents of the Foundation’s seven-county service area in Northern New Mexico.
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Career Pathways Scholarships

Career Pathways Scholarships are for individuals who have a specific career in mind and are committed to earning an associate’s degree or certification in any field or trade. These scholarships are available to high school students and adult learners with a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE).
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Our Grants

The LANL Foundation’s vision is that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged with their community. Through our grants program, we seek to support and invest in change-making, innovative organizations, schools and communities. Through these investments in relationships, we work with our expert and visionary grantees to plant seeds of skills, confidence and opportunity with and for students, teachers, families and thought-leaders.

Competitive Grants

LANL Foundation’s competitive awards provide grant support to schools, school districts, non-profits, and pueblo, nations and tribal communities in the Foundation’s seven-county service area of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos counties and represent a spectrum of projects designed to offer community- and school-based innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning as well as education programs and teacher development to support public school children.
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Initiative Grants

Initiative Grants are by invite only, and allow LANL Foundation to strategically partner with schools, organizations and tribal communities to cultivate innovative programming, further pilot projects and fund needs not met by our Competitive Grants.
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Your tax-deductible donation to the LANL Foundation supports programs that inspire excellence in education and life-long learning in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy.