Matching Opportunities

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516 ARTS

The nonprofit 516 ARTS is seeking matching funds to grow the Fulcrum Fund, a new partner in the national Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The fund is giving a total of $50,000 in the first year to collaborative artists within 80 miles of Albuquerque (including Santa Fe). 

Deadline for Donations: Ongoing

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Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, Inc.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, in partnership with the Library Advisory Board, seek to engage a consulting firm with expertise in library planning to develop a vision and plan for the future of the Santa Fe Public Library — with an emphasis on community input from the Library’s 59,655 card holders. 

Deadline for donations: August 1, 2017

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The challenge is $1 for $1 up to $50,000 for the Homewise Solar Opportunity Loan Fund, providing loans to moderate income homeowners installing photovoltaic on their home. Homewise educates the borrower on the environmental and financial benefits. 

Deadline for Donations: No deadline

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Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority

The Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority (OOHA) is fundraising for mud plaster trainings. Trainings will allow members to learn this almost forgotten craft of the Ohkay Owingeh people. Mud plaster is a vital component of the Owe’neh Bupingeh Project which is revitalizing the sacred heart of the Tribe. OOHA will be matching 1:1 on donations received. 

Deadline for Donations: Ongoing

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Santa Fe Alliance for Science

In 2016, two of our long-time donors established a challenge grant to help the SFAFS advance STEM education in Santa Fe schools. They will match all contributions to SFAFS up to $80,000. This additional support will enable us to expand and strengthen our science fair program through incentives and resources for students, schools, teachers and families.

Deadline for Donations: December 2018

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Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Many of Santa Fe's dogs and cats are not spayed or neutered. More than any other factor, this contributes to overpopulation and animal homelessness. 

Deadline for Donations: Ongoing

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Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association: Matching funds for Young Musicians

SFYSA invests in emotional, social and educational success for kids. Our award winning after school program, Elementary Strings (modeled after El Sistema) provides violin, viola and cello classes with sliding scale tuition. An anonymous donor is matching up to $5,000 for instruments, tuition assistance, and program expansion. Please join us! Visit

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Searchlight New Mexico

This investigative journalism project has a two-year challenge grant of $200,000 per year to establish its operations to accomplish its mission to spur reform by exposing abuses of power by government, business and other institutions through high-impact investigative journalism in the interest of New Mexico residents. 

Deadline for Donations: December 2017

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