Fall 2014 Arts Grants Awarded

Total of $69,550 granted:

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum - $15,500:  

To help conserve and share the art and legacy of an iconic American artist within the context of Modernism, and increase community engagement in the arts through public education programs and cutting-edge arts integrated practices for youth and adults.

  • Includes $250 from Quarrier B. Cook Fund
  • and $250 from TW Family Fund

International Folk Art Alliance - $400:  

To support a community outreach program for underserved children and youth throughout northern New Mexico, providing a unique opportunity for youth to interact with folk artists from across the globe.  

$400 from Turn and Return Fund

Lensic Performing Arts Center - $1,900:  

To support Education and Community Sponsorship Programs which will bring free performances to over 10,000 school children annually, as well as train high school and college students in technical theater.  

  • $1,000 from Seahollow Family Fund
  • $500 from ABCD Fund
  • $400 from Turn and Return Fund

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project - $5,000:  

To support preservation of threatened cultural landscape features in northern New Mexico through petroglyph recording by adults and local youth, data preservation, and educational programs promoting heritage ethics.

Neighborhood Arts Project - $400:  

To support this summer program that brings art directly into low-income, isolated communities with limited access to other arts programs in the Taos community.

  • $400 from Turn and Return Fund

Partners in Education – ArtWorks - $1,200:  

To support ArtWorks program in public schools. This program integrates arts into the curriculum, trains teachers and brings professional teaching artists into the classroom.

  • $700 from Richard and Julia Moe Gift Fund
  • $500 from Feldman Family Charitable Fund

Sangre de Cristo Chorale - $500:  

To support music education to enrich the lives of young people in the community through its apprentice program for singers, outreach program for fledgling high-school choral programs, and free concert tickets for all students. [$500 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund]

Santa Fe Community Orchestra - $5,500:  

To support the Side-by-Side program in the public schools, Anatomy of a Symphony education programs, Let’s Dance! – the annual swing and ballroom event, as well as six orchestra concerts, all presented free to the entire community.

  • Includes $250 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Santa Fe Concert Association dba Performance Santa Fe - $1,000:  

To support their 4-season roster of music, dance and theater and increase community access to artistic excellence through lectures, performances, in- and after-school coaching and presentations, free Community Opera, and discounted Family Concert series.

  • $500 from Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund
  • $500 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund

Santa Fe Little Theater aka Santa Fe Playhouse - $750:  

To support expansion of its season by doubling the number of productions and adding special events, including a Playwrights Forum.

  • $500 from Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Santa Fe Pro Musica - $500:  

To bring together outstanding musicians to inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Through collaboration with Music from Angel Fire, capacity building and future sustainability will be achieved.

  • $500 from Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc. - $500:  

To support concert programming at the Lensic, music mentoring in schools, outreach to retirement communities, and free concerts at the Cathedral.

  • $250 from Quarrier B. Cook Fund
  • $250 from TW Family Fund

Santa Fe Teen Arts Center – Warehouse 21 - $8,500:  

To support youth driven multi-genre, multi-cultural, and innovative arts experiences through concerts, theater, radio, recordings, and art exhibitions.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $2,000 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment Fund
  • $1,000 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund
  • $500 from Richard Hertz & Doris Meyer Fund

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble - $5,000:  

To support creation of comprehensive database through lease of GiftWorks software (including server and cloud access) to ensure continued financial stability.  SFWE performs choral music from many centuries and cultures, and promotes the creation of women’s choral repertoire through performance, recording and commissioning new music.

Society of the Muse of the Southwest - $5,000:  

To support expansion of their literary arts programming, increase partnerships with artistic, cultural and education organizations, and allow regular writing workshops and classes.

Teatro Paraguas - $5,000:  

To support presentation of contemporary Hispanic/Latino plays (in English), and bilingual productions of cuentos (folk-tales) and poetry.  They also provide a 55-seat studio theatre for performing groups and individuals on the southside of Santa Fe. 

Wise Fool New Mexico:  $12,000:  

To support their Youth Movement Initiative, engaging up to 2,000 youth through hands-on circus arts classes and performances, developing connection to the arts, life skills, strong bodies, and teamwork.  

  • Includes $2,000 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment Fund

Your Contacts for Nonprofits

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002


Diane Hamamoto
Program Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008

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