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Current Grantees 

LANL Foundation offers three different types of grants, all of which represent our investment in individual, organizational, and institutional capacity to facilitate collective learning and changemaking in the ecosystem of education in Northern New Mexico and statewide.

Education Enrichment Grants are our largest and most competitive funding opportunity. These multi-year grants focus on school- and community-based pursuits that model excellence and innovation in education. In 2023, we awarded $1.4 million in Education Enrichment grants.

Invitational Grants are non-competitive grants by invitation only. They allow us to strategically partner with schools, organizations, and tribal communities to cultivate innovative programming, further pilot projects, and fund specific needs identified by our programs and regional partners. In 2023, we are investing $227,000 in Invitational grants.

Community Outreach Grants support collective learning and changemaking in the ecosystem of education across Northern New Mexico and statewide. In 2023, we awarded $100,000 in Community Outreach grants.

2023 – 2025 Education Enrichment Grantees

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is proud to announce $1.4 million has been awarded to 28 grantees in its 2023 Education Enrichment Grant cycle. These are 2-year grants, with $25,000 awarded in 2023 and $25,000 to be awarded in fall of 2024.

Assistance Dogs of the West

Grant Amount: $50,000
Assistance Dogs of the West employs professional trainers who work with students of all ages and ability levels to train and place assistance dogs to serve other people with disabilities as well as people experiencing trauma, through our service dog, Courthouse Facility, and Crisis Response Canine programs.

Audubon Southwest

Grant Amount: $50,000
The Santa Fe Outdoor Education Collaboration is a joint project between Audubon, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and the Santa Fe Watershed Association to provide standards-aligned, hands-on third, fourth, and fifth grade life-science programming based in and around Santa Fe.

Bridges Project for Education

Grant Amount: $50,000
Our approach is simple and straightforward--support the needs of all students of all ages, backgrounds, circumstances and achievement in the pursuit of postsecondary education--from bachelor and associate degrees to trade and vocational certificates--to enable them to improve their lives and positively impact the community.

Chama Valley Arts

Grant Amount: $50,000
Chama Valley Arts provides arts programs for community members of all ages from the Chama Valley, as well as producing the Chama Valley Art Festival and other events for local artists to show and sell their work.

College and Career Plaza

Grant Amount: $50,000
College and Career Plaza offers culturally and linguistically relevant college access and career development mentoring and guidance to all 9th-12th graders enrolled at Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Indian School, Capital High School and Monte del Sol Charter School.

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe

Grant Amount: $50,000
Girls Inc. of Santa Fe inspires girls to be strong, through lessons and activities supporting mental and physical health; smart, through hands-on activities involving STEM concepts, reading, and college preparation; and bold, through discussions and activities that promote economic and media literacy and advocacy for self and others.

Keres Childrens Learning Center

Grant Amount: $50,000
Keres Children's Learning Center (KCLC) strives to reclaim our children's education and honor our heritage by using a comprehensive cultural and academic curriculum to assist families in nurturing Keres-speaking, holistically healthy, community minded, and academically strong students.


Grant Amount: $50,000
MathAmigos is a New Mexico registered non-profit of volunteer mathematicians and educators dedicated to helping teachers inspire kids to love math - through workshops, coaching, and family outreach since 2017.

Moving Arts Espanola

Grant Amount: $50,000
With the mission of Building Community and Cultivating Leaders Through Arts and Culture, Moving Arts Espanola (MAE) provides high quality, affordable performing and visual arts education and free nutritional and academic support for children and youth ages 3-25.

Pueblo of Pojoaque

Grant Amount: $50,000
The Pueblo of Pojoaque Tewa Language Department provides opportunities for community members to learn and engage with their heritage language through immersion-based, experiential methods within the context of our Tewa worldview.

Pueblo of Santa Ana

Grant Amount: $50,000
Our team will carries out our mission by advocating, assisting, promoting, guiding, motivating, and supporting the whole person, along with family needs, through a positive and safe environment that promotes an individualistic approach to ensuring a quality education and livelihood of Tamayame identity for their entire life path.

Santa Fe Mountain Center

Grant Amount: $50,000
The Mountain Center (TMC) is a nationally recognized and accredited 501(C)3 educational and therapeutic organization that, since 1979, has been dedicated to promoting personal discovery and social change among youth, adults, families, and groups through the use of creative learning experiences in wilderness, community, and cultural environments.

Silver Bullet Productions

Grant Amount: $50,000
Silver Bullet Productions is a non profit educational film company that uses filmmaking as the vehicle for preserving culture; we create relevant learning by teaching filmmaking to tribal students and teachers to share their own stories, and by producing quality documentary films on the Native experience.

STEMarts Lab

Grant Amount: $50,000
STEMarts Lab empowers youth through art, science and technology to prepare them for the 21st century workplace, with a focus on rural and underserved communities.


Grant Amount: $50,000
YouthWorks programs are structured to aid Opportunity Youth in the development of personal, social and leadership skills while building their educational and job skills through paid work-based learning and through empowering youth to reach their goals while leveraging opportunities and pathways to employment, higher education and community connection.

2023 Invitational Grantees

Grantmakers for Education

Grant Amount: $5,000
Grantmakers for Education is a membership organization of nearly 300 education grantmakers that catalyzes learning, fosters connections, and creates opportunities for members to collectively advance effective, strategic, and equity-centered grantmaking in the field of education.


Grant Amount: $5,000
Innovate+Educate is focused on providing skills based training and job placement across New Mexico, with a focus on Northern New Mexico. They are also working on a workforce reentry initiative.

Las Vegas City Schools

Grant Amount: $15,000
Fire Relief & Recovery operational funding for Social Emotional Learning Support for students and teachers. Funded in part by W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Las Vegas City Schools

Grant Amount: $15,000
In the wake of the wildfires that spread across our state, Las Vegas City Schools is documenting and exploring the event through a project called "Rising Through the Fires and Floods."

Los Alamos Community Foundation

Grant Amount: $5,000
Operational Funding to support ongoing grantmaking, education and training as well as coordinating and connecting community leaders to develop community capacity in the non-profit sector in Los Alamos.

New Mexico Mesa

Grant Amount: $25,000
New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (NM MESA) is a pre-college program that prepares students for college and careers in mathematics, engineering, science, or related fields. NM MESA empowers and motivates New Mexico's culturally diverse students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment.

Pueblo of Jemez

Grant Amount: $5,000
Program Support to send a small team from the Pueblo of Jemez to the University of New Mexico's weeklong Evaluation Lab summer intensive.

Pueblo of Pojoaque

Grant Amount: $5,000
Program Support to send a small team from the Pueblo of Pojoaque to the University of New Mexico's weeklong Evaluation Lab summer intensive.

Tucumcari High School

Grant Amount: $8,000
Program funding to support Tucumcari High School's InvenTeam to participate in the 2023 EurekaFest. Funded in part by Deloitte Consulting.

West Las Vegas Public Schools

Grant Amount: $25,000
With support of the Form Foundation, this grant will help the West Las Vegas High School Robotics Lab, including the purchase a Nao robot. The Nao is a humanoid, programmable robot that will help students learn skills in programming, as well as help younger students expand their interpersonal and social skills.

2023 Outreach Grantees

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is proud to announce $100,000 has been awarded to 20 grantees in its 2023 and Community Outreach Grant cycle totaling $100,000.

Community Outreach Grants

  • Cañones Early Childhood Center – We provide family-oriented early childhood education services to an isolated, underserved population in Rio Arriba County
  • Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association  Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association is a non profit organization committed to preserving the artistic, cultural, agricultural and educational heritage of Chimayo and the northern New Mexico region.
  • Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library – As a community hub, the library is a place of learning, finding resources, and making connections with other individuals looking for solutions to shared problems.
  • Embudo Valley Tutoring Association  Embudo Valley Tutoring Association provides free tutoring and mentoring services to high priority students at six school and library sites in Taos and Rio Arriba Counties.
  • Family Strengths Network – Family Strengths Network’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Support Group gives kinship families access to resources, and an avenue to receive help and encouragement from others with relatable experiences.
  • Friends of the Jemez Springs Library – The Jemez Springs Public Library serves as a focal point for public programs and events in the Jemez Corridor and serves a diverse population of members and visitors.
  • Gerard’s House – Gerard’s House is a safe place for grieving children, teens and families, where healing happens through acceptance and peer support.
  • LEAP – Questa Stories  Voices of the Northern Rio Grande supports cultural resiliency and connection through audio and visual story and history gathering and sharing through the building of a community-based archive from and for North Central NM community members of all ages, now and in the future.
  • Los Alamos Makers – Los Alamos Makers is a 501 c 3 informal and inclusive vocational training center, an idea-stage incubator for technical endeavors, a workforce development partner and a hobbyist’s haven, providing help with basic woodworking, 3D printing, modern manufacturing, biotechnology and more.
  • New Mexico State University – We are a comprehensive research, land-grant university excelling in teaching, research and public service. NMSU is truly a reflection of the region s vibrant communities an exciting place to tackle challenges, find answers to important issues and prepare for the future.
  • Railyard Park Conservancy – The Railyard Park Conservancy provides community stewardship and advocacy for the horticultural care, educational programming and public art in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park and Plaza.
  • Rio Arriba Imagination Library  The Rio Arriba Imagination Library is an affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library committed to gifting books to county residents under five-years old to encourage literacy and improve school readiness.
  • Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch – Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch cultivates self-reliance though interdependence by providing a tuition-free immersive residential summer camp to diverse youth in a ranch and wilderness setting.
  • BreakthroughBreakthrough Santa Fe supports motivated public middle school students whose identities have been historically excluded from higher education on their path to college, while also providing high school and college-aged young adults with a rewarding experience as teachers and mentors.
  • Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association – Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association’s mission is t o inspire and engage the youth of Northern New Mexico’s multicultural communities through excellent music education, the guidance of music professionals, and performance opportunities from small ensemble to full orchestra in Jazz, Mariachi, Orchestra, and Chamber Music.
  • Taos Center for the Arts – Comprising of a 275 seat theater, two gallery spaces, and a multi-use outdoor courtyard, TCA works with over 30 non-profits annually and hosts youth ballet and dance, internationally touring classical chamber music quartets, jazz ensembles, performing artists, local theater, art exhibitions, and community events.
  • Teatro Paraguas – Umbrella Children’s Theatre at Teatro Paraguas offers tuition free theatre arts training that equips Northern New Mexico youth with skills that serve them as performers and human beings today, and prepare them for challenges faced tomorrow.
  • The Paseo ProjectThe Paseo Project is an arts non-profit based in Taos County that transforms community with art and art with community.
  • Truchas Services Center – Truchas Services Center provides services to the rural communities in the most easterly corner of Rio Arriba County including preschool, summer program, library, adult classes and food distribution.
  • Tutors to Teachers – Tutors to Teachers is a teacher pathway tutoring program working in pueblos, in schools, and in the community.