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LANL Foundation Awards $370,000 in Community & Education Outreach Grants

ESPANOLA—Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is proud to announce $370,000 has been awarded to 74 grantees across Northern New Mexico in its 2022 Education and Community Outreach Grant cycle.

LANL Foundation’s competitive awards provide $5,000 in 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-based innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning as well as education programs and teacher development to support public school children.

“LANL Foundation’s 2022 Outreach Grant recipients represent a diverse swath of schools, tribal communities, and organizations undertaking rigorous and meaningful work to serve learners of all ages across our service region—from our newest babies to our wisdom-carrying elders,” LANL Foundation CEO Jenny Parks said.  “As we embark on our new strategic plan, which coincides with our 25th Anniversary, we’re ever refining and pivoting our grantmaking to respond to, and reflect the needs of, our Northern New Mexico communities to fulfill our vision that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their community.”

The Foundation was incredibly encouraged by the quality of this year’s proposals. The range of programs supported by the 2022 Education and Community Outreach Grants includes:

School-based food pantries

Summer STEAM camps

Early childhood learning programs

Violence prevention, grief, and Social Emotional Learning programs

School attendance initiatives

College and career pipeline programs

“Every competitive cycle we have brings forth a diverse array of needs and highlights critical areas of work taking place everyday in each of our communities of learning, place and practice. We are grateful to all that applied for the important work you do,” Grants Manager Sylvan Argo said. “We are excited to be able to award these 74 grants to inspiring community partners, and look forward to learning alongside our Grantees in the months and years to come. At this time we also recognize that our communities have immediate and emerging needs with regards to multiple active forest fires, and we are exploring how we can best support or help meet those needs.”

For a complete list of Education and Community Outreach Grant recipients, please visit our website at https://www.lanlfoundation.org/grants/current-grantees.