Education Grantees in 2012

Audubon New Mexico - $7,250: 

To support the active growth of partnerships with Tesuque, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, and San Ildefonso Pueblos, to provide environmental education and tools to help the children reconnect to their native language, land, and culture. [$5,000 from BB&B Fund, $2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund, and $250 from Turn & Return Fund]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico - $250: 

To support a 1-to-1 mentoring program which helps children overcome adversity and beat the odds, and gives kids skills that increase their chances of staying in school, achieving academically and staying out of trouble. [$250 from Turn & Return Fund]

Boys & Girls Club del Norte - $10,250: 

To offer academic support, health education, and encourage leadership and self-expression to help close the achievement gap among northern New Mexico’s neediest and most at-risk youth by offering the only after-school programs for Chimayo and Abiquiu’s children in K-6th grade. [$5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund, $5,000 from BB&B Fund, and $250 from Turn & Return Fund]

Cañones Early Childhood Center - $5,000: 

To bring family-centered child development and early/emergent literacy services to an underserved population of rural, isolated families with preschool children living in northern New Mexico. [$5,000 from BB&B Fund]

Citizen Schools - $16,000: 

To expand the learning day for low-income children by partnering with middle schools.  In the 2012-13 school year, Citizen Schools will enroll 233 children in Santa Fe. [Includes $5,000 from BB&B Fund and $1,000 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund]

Cooking with Kids, Inc. - $15,000: 

To provide children with a positive experience with healthy foods.  Through the program, over 4,900 children annually learn how to cook healthy foods and make good food choices.

Dual Language Education of New Mexico – $9,000: 

To provide support and technical assistance to administrators and teacher leaders in Santa Fe Public Schools, with the goal of promoting equity and narrowing the achievement gap for English language learners. [$9,000 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment Fund]

El Rito Public Library - $16,000: 

To provide daily library services and sustain basic community services for the Rio Arriba Independent Libraries (Abiquiu, El Rito, Embudo, Truchas). [Includes $500 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund, and $500 from Sanford and Jane Brickner Advised Fund]

Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico - $10,000: 

To provide aspiring teachers with an in-depth teaching experience, mentoring and instruction from master teachers. The Program better prepares future teachers with the classroom skills that will enable their struggling learners to achieve academic success. [$10,000 from BB&B Fund]

Life Skills for Youth of Northern New Mexico - $2,000: 

To provide much-needed life skills and character education to positively influence Native America youth, preparing them for success through high school, college and life. [$2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe - $10,500: 

To provide free tutoring services to meet the needs of adults who struggle to read and write and those who need to learn English. [Includes $500 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund]

Medical Sciences Academy, Capital High School - $15,000: 

To provide consumable supplies and essential teacher training for the 200 students in Capital High’s Medical Sciences Academy, offering a nationally recognized, multi-course, rigorous, hands-on program leading students to post-secondary education and careers in healthcare, in service to our community. [Includes $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund]

National Dance Institute - NM - $15,250: 

To support National Dance Institute-NM’s partnership with 31 schools in northern New Mexico to offer dance-based classes to 2,235 primarily low-income and Hispanic and Native American students to help them build successful learning strategies and develop confidence, focus, perseverance and other skills that help them succeed in school.  [Includes $250 from Turn & Return Fund]

New Mexico Voices for Children - $5,000: 

To help ensure equitable access to affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education statewide. Early childhood care and education helps children enter kindergarten school-ready, and is much more cost-effective than remedial education. [$5,000 from BB&B Fund]

Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club - $15,000: 

To support the “Youth Advocacy Initiative” which empowers young people in their everyday lives to help bridge the historical, cultural and socioeconomic divides that affect youth in Santa Fe County.

Santa Fe for Students - $1,000: 

To support volunteer mentors, book distributions, a partnership with La Familia Medical Center and family programs at Salazar and Agua Fría Elementary Schools, where 98% of students are in poverty and 8% are homeless. [$1,000 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund]

Santa Fe Public Schools – ADELANTE Program - $10,500: 

To serve public school students, their siblings from birth to 21 and school-age dropouts experiencing homelessness. Annually, 1,400 youth receive bilingual services including material aid, advocacy, tutoring, transportation, evening programs and emergency funds. [Includes $250 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund, and $250 from Turn & Return Fund]

Teen Parent Center - $10,000: 

To provide services for pregnant and parenting middle and high school students in the Santa Fe area that assist them in graduating high school, going on to post-secondary education, and being positive, nurturing parents.

The Partners in Education Foundation - $10,500: 

Through original programs and collaborations, to help the community improve public education in Santa Fe, a district with a distressing level of poverty, poor school performance and low educational attainment and high school graduation rates. [Includes $250 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund, and $250 from Turn & Return Fund]

Vista Grande Public Library - $5,000: 

To provide a bilingual English/Spanish Early Literacy Station, a dedicated computer designed for kids, loaded with 50+ educational programs proven to help very young children with pre-literacy and early literacy skills and older children with literacy, research skills, and creativity.

YouthWorks - $15,000: 

To support “GEDegree,” an integrated GED and college placement and case management educational support program for out-of-school, high-risk, low-income and predominately Hispanic youth age 14-24.

Your Contacts for Nonprofits

Diane Hamamoto
Grants Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008

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