2019 Grantees - Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing – a total of $481,150 granted

 

Adaptive Sports Program NM - $1,500
To enhance program offerings, giving individuals with disabilities the opportunity to be active and challenge themselves beyond what they may have thought possible. [$1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $500 from ABCD Fund]

 

All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center - $6,000
To provide essential trauma-informed training to peer mentors within Placement Services Department who provide post-adoption support services to families who have adopted children from state custody. [$5,000 from Holloway Kersting Family Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Bag ‘N’ Hand Food Pantry - $7,750
To support provision of healthy choices for households who are food insecure due to fixed income, disability, inconsistent or seasonal income and lack of adequate wages to meet the economic needs of households in Santa Fe and the surrounding area. [Includes $2,500 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Bernal Community Center - $5,000
To support free youth recreation, food distribution, lending library and other programs which are available to the community throughout the year and are staffed by trained and certified volunteers.

 

Bienvenidos Outreach - $17,750
 To support assistance with food, clothing, and household items to clients at no cost, and to enhance food programs by adding healthier food selections for children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions who are the most vulnerable of clients. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Second Anonymous Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, and $250 from TW Family Fund]

 

Breath of My Heart Birthplace - $13,000
To support improvement of maternal and infant health outcomes in rural and frontier communities of northern New Mexico by serving families through a culturally-appropriate midwifery model of care. [Includes $2,500 from Dragonfly Fund, and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Cancer Services of New Mexico - $1,500
To support service model which eliminates most overhead costs, ensuring the majority of revenues directly support client services. [$1,000 from Eric Fund, and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Carnelian Center - $1,500
To support provision of holistic wellness services and distribution of free, nutritious foods to an underserved population in northern New Mexico’s Embudo Valley and surrounding mountain villages. [$1,500 from Dragonfly Fund]

 

Casa Milagro - $31,750
To support solar panel installation completion. [$25,000 from F & S Fund, $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $500 from Shaggy Peak Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Comedor de San Pascual - $10,250
To Support provision of balanced meals twice a week to any person without reservation or requirement. Approximately 90 meals are eaten onsite or taken home each day; food pantry bags are also available free to persons attending meals Food pantry bags are shared through the Senior Center for persons with no other food in their home. [Includes $2,500 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $1,500 from Dragonfly Fund, $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Coming Home Connection - $26,250
To support high quality, low-cost and free home care to seniors in need or at-risk, allowing them to safely age in place; Casa Cielo, a hospice house for those for whom dying at home is not an option; and sending volunteers to give respite to families caring for a child with cancer. [Includes $5,000 from Holloway Kersting Family Fund, $2,500 from Dragonfly Fund, $1,000 from Kia Ora Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety - $750
To support participation in administrative regulatory processes and grassroots organizing in communities downwind and downstream of Los Alamos National Laboratory. [$500 from Second Anonymous Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Cooking With Kids - $17,250
To support hands-on food and nutrition education activities, where students explore, prepare, and enjoy fresh affordable foods from diverse cultural traditions. [Includes $1,000 from Eric Fund, $750 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund]

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates, 1st Judicial District - $4,000
To support foster children in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse and severe neglect. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $1,000 from Rabinowe Family Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Marv Freedman and Kim Phuong Nguyen Fund, and $500 from HKF Fund]

 

DOWNWIND - $1,000
To support hiring an editor to get to the next stage of post-production, and stay on schedule for the release of film in 2020, the 75th anniversary year of the bomb. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Feeding Santa Fe - $18,750
To provide Santa Fe’s food insecure with food in their most difficult times at a no-questions-asked, drive-thru food pantry that distributes up to 900 bags of food weekly to those in need on a year-round basis. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment]

 

Gerard’s House - $39,400
To provide free, bilingual grief support services for children and teenagers coping with devastating losses, such as the death of a parent or separation from a parent or other loved one; including support of mobile units that reach children and teenagers where they are (in schools, homes and homeless shelters). [Includes $12,400 from Gale Family Fund, $10,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $2,500 from EF Camrick Fund, $1,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,500 from HKF Fund, $1,000 from Kia Ora Fund, $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund]

 

Interfaith Community Shelter Group - $49,250
To support work as the only “come-as-you-are” or minimal barrier shelter in northern New Mexico, which means everyone is accepted, regardless of condition or circumstance, including their pets. [$10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $10,000 from Mike & Dee Maloof Family Fund, $5,000 from Gale Family Fund, $2,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $1,000 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, $1,000 from Shaggy Peak Fund, $750 from TW Family Fund, $500 from Second Anonymous Fund, $500 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment, $500 from Anya & Henry Bagley Fund, $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Las Cumbres Community Services - $4,000
To support teachers who partner with agency behavioral health clinicians and early intervention specialists and for acquisition of supplies for three and four-year olds enrolled in Conjunto PreK Therapeutic preschool in the Española Valley. [$2,000 from Dragonfly Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $750 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Life Link - $31,750
To create and grow programming to assist clients in developing job skills. Meaningful paid employment can serve as an integral part of an individual’s recovery, regardless of other existing issues. [Includes $10,000 from Mike & Dee Maloof Family Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $1,000 from Eric Fund, $750 from Shaggy Peak Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund, and $250 from TW Family Fund]

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico - $3,000
To fund expenses directly associated with granting the wish of a critically-ill child in New Mexico. [$2,500 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $500 from HKF Fund]

 

McCurdy Schools of Northern New Mexico - $12,500
To provide educational support programs to the Espanola Valley including after school care, free mental health counseling, full day New Mexico PreK, summer camp, and volunteer programs.  [Includes $2,500 from Dragonfly Fund]

 

Mora Valley Community Health Services - $27,750
To support Indigent Medication Fund, established in 2014, which provides necessary medications to MVCHS patients deemed unable to afford their prescriptions. [Includes $10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $2,500 from EF Camrick Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Appleseed - $1,000
To improve identification of and support services for homeless children in an educational setting. [$1,000 from Moise Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence - $15,250
To provide training and policy support statewide to ensure a coordinated response to victims of domestic violence that addresses the diverse needs presented around the state. [Includes $250 from Wallen-Eloise Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Environmental Law Center - $1,750
To support legal representation and advocacy to ensure marginalized communities shape equitable environmental policy. [$500 from Anya & Henry Bagley Fund, $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, $500 from Second Anonymous Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center - $9,750
To provide free immigration legal services and advocacy for these vulnerable immigrants in partnership with community organizations. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $2,500 from EF Camrick Fund, $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $1,000 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico In Depth - $1,000
To support reporting on behavioral health – year-long reporting project combining stories from communities hardest hit by mental illness and addiction from patients and clients, those serving them and community activists and leaders – with best practices by scholars and practitioners studying the issue across the nation. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

Presbyterian Medical Services - $20,250
To support Teen Health Centers at Capital and Santa Fe High Schools which provide reliable, confidential reproductive and behavioral health services. [Includes $5,000 from Holloway Kersting Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

R&R For Vets - $2,750
To support work to replace roofs, provide ramps, and make residential repairs to ensure a safe environment through direct services to disabled vets or their surviving spouses in need. [$2,500 from ABCD Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Recovery Center - $2,750
To support direct substance use treatment services to community members who are suffering from substance use disorder. [$2,500 from Gale Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Searchlight NM - $3,500
To support independent investigative reporting about children, families and health, to distribute these stories free to all news platforms, and to inform and engage every possible community. [$2,500 from Dragonfly Fund, $1,000 from Shaggy Peak Fund]

 

Solace Crisis Treatment Center - $20,250
To support culturally-specific sexual violence prevention programming for schools and community organizations; bilingual advocacy for survivors of violence; and bilingual evidence-based therapy for all survivors, free of charge. [Includes $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,500 from HKF Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $500 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Southwestern College - $16,250
To support clients at Tierra Nueva Counseling Center seeking behavioral health services who have no insurance or a high co-pay. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund]

 

Saint Elizabeth Shelter Corporation - $37,000
To support five residential programs – two emergency shelters and three longer-term supportive housing apartment complexes – and outreach services to those still living on the streets. [Includes $10,000 from Mike & Dee Maloof Family Fund, $5,000 from Gale Family Fund, $2,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $1,000 from Kia Ora Fund, $1,000 from TW Family Fund, $500 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment Fund, $500 from HKF Fund, and $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund,

 

Tularosa Basin Downwinders - $500
To support inclusion of Trinity Downwinders in the federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act program. [$500 from Second Anonymous Fund]

 

Villages of Santa Fe - $5,000
To support A Matter of Balance – an 8-session evidenced-based program where participants learn that falls are controllable and to reduce risk factors and learn exercises to increase strength and balance.

 

Animal Welfare – a total of  $13,750 granted

 

Animal Protection of New Mexico - $1,250
To support a statewide Animal Cruelty Hotline, provide safe haven for animals of domestic violence victims, teach New Mexico students kindness and responsibility. [$500 from Castagnola Family Fund, $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary - $1,000
To support Wellness Care Program for senior animal residents, including veterinary care. [$500 from Castagnola Family Fund, and $500 from HKF Fund]

 

Northern New Mexico Street Homeless Animal Project - $9,750
To support the companion animals of people who are homeless by obtaining emergency veterinary care, food, supplies, preventive care, spay/neuter services, and advocate for their welfare. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $2,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $1,000 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Kia Ora Fund, $500 from Castagnola Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Pecos People for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) - $250
To support mobile spay/neuter units. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary - $500
To support sustaining freedom and quality of life of the sanctuary band of mustangs, and for protecting the wildness and ecosystem health of the sanctuary lands. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

WildEarth Guardians - $2,250
To support ending trapping, poisoning and aerial gunning of native species on their native landscapers and shift the paradigm to one of non-lethal management and coexistence. [$2,000 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

 

 

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