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Nonprofits: Current Foundation Initiatives

Foundation initiatives are funds that are run by a volunteer committee, supported by SFCF staff, and have their own independent grantmaking ability in order to address the pressing needs of our community.

Community Leadership Fund

The Community Leadership Fund allows the Foundation to provide important services to improve the community in three critical ways:

  1. Increasing Donor Impact: Giving donors opportunities to learn about pressing needs in the community and ways they can structure their giving to make the biggest possible difference.

  2. Improving Nonprofit Performance: Offering workshops and other technical assistance to help nonprofits achieve efficiency and increase their effectiveness. Topics include Board Development, Financial Oversight, Fundraising, Planned Giving, and much more.

  3. Enhancing SFCF Grantmaking: Improving and increasing the number and size of grants that we make to nonprofits doing excellent work in the community. The Leadership Fund will allow us to address special and urgent needs as well as to make multi-year strategic grants that address some of our most challenging community problems.

Dollars4Schools

Dollars4Schools.org is a local website dedicated to supporting teachers’ programs in the Santa Fe Public Schools. Every dollar a donor gives supports the program(s) he or she chooses: neither the Santa Fe Community Foundation, where the Dollars4Schools fund resides, nor the Santa Fe Public Schools, charge for administration of the programs or running the website. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. All local nonprofits working with the public schools are invited to join. The goal is to have everyone in the Santa Fe community be able to support schools from one omnibus site. Read more…

Envision Fund

The Envision Fund invests in the future of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning populations in Northern New Mexico by funding programs that address urgent community need. Since 1998, the Envision Fund has made grants to nonprofits that build community understanding and make a difference in people’s lives. Read more…

Health Equity Partnership

The Santa Fe Community Foundation received a three-year, $3 million grant to fund a community-based health planning and policy development partnership across New Mexico. The project gives local leaders the data, tools and skills to address social, economic and environmental conditions in their communities that shape health outcomes. Read more ...

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)/Pre-Booking Diversion Program:

Handling low-level, non-violent drug offenders in the local and state criminal justice system is not only costly but studies suggest that this is not a way to break the cycle of addiction or enhance public safety.  Instead, many people often go through the system without any impact on their behavior and end up costing the system far more than they would if they were diverted immediately into treatment. Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion identifies low-level drug offenders for whom probable cause exists for an arrest, and redirects them from jail and prosecution by immediately providing linkages to treatment/support services. Read more ...

MoGro

The Mobile Grocery ("MoGro") project is a unique venture to address food deserts by creating a viable and sustainable Mobile Grocery enterprise. MoGro was created by Rick and Beth Schnieders, career experts in food distribution and private philanthropists, as an innovation to overcome barriers to affordability and access to healthy foods in economically distressed communities, starting with Native Americans in New Mexico. The Schnieders partnered with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH) to select Santo Domingo Pueblo as the first pilot community. . Read more...

Native American Advised Endowment Fund

The Native American Fund is dedicated to enhancing Native American heritage and experience in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. The Fund supports efforts that emphasize the Native love and commitment to self, family, community and environment. Read more…

Santa Fe Baby Fund

The Santa Fe Baby Fund seeks to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers in Santa Fe. With an initial gift of $1.1 million from Brindle Foundation, a private family foundation based in Santa Fe, the Fund seeks to raise awareness about the critical importance of early childhood. Read more...

Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration

Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration is a collective impact effort among committed leaders and stakeholders to achieve birth to career success for all Santa Fe children, families, and communities by aligning our strategies, actions, and resources to improve outcomes. Read more ...

Special Funds of the Foundation

Your Contact for Current Foundation Initiatives

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002


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