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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 work takes us across the spectrum of cradle to career, inspiring  families and learners of all ages. This includes:


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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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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Competitive Grants

LANL Foundation’s competitive grants support schools, school districts, non-profits, Pueblos, 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. Our competitive grants support a spectra of projects that provide innovative community and school-based programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning.
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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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