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. Examples of such programs include rural broadband initiatives, immigrant law services, work-based learning programs, specific career pathway supports and more.
Our 2022 Grantees include, but is not limited to:
Grant Amount: $40,000
Operational support for a Rural High School Redesign Program including drafting and validating a Rural Schools Pathway strategies paper and policy agenda, participating in stakeholder convenings with those interested in exploring and scaling the comprehensive college and career pathways in New Mexico.
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Grant Amount: $5,000
The All Together Fund support emergency shelter, food and water distribution, and access to medical support for families affected by recent wildfires.
Santa Fe Preparatory School
Grant Amount: $30,000
Operational Support to hire a full-time Program Associate. ROCA: Rural Opportunities for College Access is a college access program for students from rural high schools throughout New Mexico, with a focus on students from LANL Foundation’s 7-county service area. The program brings first-generation college-going and high achieving students from rural high schools together at a regional college campus with college counselors from around the country for four days of intensive programming during the summer. Students who complete the program go on to receive individualized college and financial aid counseling throughout their senior year of high school.