Spring 2014 Economic Opportunity Grantees

Total of $32,000 granted:

ACCION New Mexico - $250:

To provide individuals with the financial tools (including access to business credit, making loans, and providing training) to start, expand, and run healthy small businesses.

  • $250 from Richard Hertz & Doris Meyer Fund

Chainbreaker Collective - $5,500:

To expand access to affordable transportation by providing low-income people with training and used bicycles in exchange for volunteer time.

  • Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center - $250: 

To preserve and promote the rich textile heritage of northern New Mexico by providing learning and teaching experiences. The Fiber Ventures pilot project seeks to identify economic opportunities and connect local fiber producers, processors and end-buyers to new viable fiber products.

  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Habitat for Humanity of Taos - $10,000:  

To provide sustainable affordable housing solutions in Taos by working in partnership with people from all walks of life.

Homewise, Inc. - $1,400: 

To help working New Mexicans become successful homeowners in order to achieve financial security, strengthen families and increase the economic and social vitality of our communities.

  • $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund
  • $400 from Turn & Return Fund

MainStreet de Las Vegas - $900:

To unify the historic commercial corridor and engender pride in the community while promoting economic development and preserving historical, cultural, architectural and natural resources.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund
  • $400 from Turn & Return Fund

New Mexico Highlands University Foundation/Center for Cultural Technology:  $500:  

To cultivate a homegrown, ethnically diverse, creative talent pool of multimedia specialists capable of working with cultural content and committed to serving their communities.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. - $100:

To inspire young adults to make a difference in themselves and their communities through training and team service.

  • $100 from Fredrick N. & Mary E. Bender Fund

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity - $15,000:  

To increase capacity to build homes for low-income residents in Santa Fe County, administer homeowner economic education programs, help repair/rehab existing homes of low-income homeowners.

Think New Mexico - $1,000:

To improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans, especially those who lack a strong voice in the political process.

  • $1,000 from Richard Hertz & Doris Meyer Fund

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico - $5,000:  

To be a clearinghouse for resources which can support, assist, educate, and advocate for the transgender people of New Mexico and their families. TRCNM is planning a job fair and will provide training of employers on transgender cultural competency, as well as working with job seekers on their skills.

  • $5,000 from Envision Fund

Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (WESST) - $500:

To help low-income women and minorities to start and grow sustainable small businesses through delivery of entrepreneurial capacity building training and consulting services.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong 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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