Fall 2014 Human Services Grants Awarded

Total of $261,250 granted:

Assistance Dogs of the West - $6,750:  

To support the acquisition, training and placement of assistance dogs with Santa Fe residents having physical and/or psychiatric disabilities.

  • $5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund
  • $500 from ABCD Fund
  • $500 from Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund
  • $500 from Honkey Kat Fund
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Bag ‘n Hand Food Pantry - $5,500:  

To support the purchase of groceries for approximately 30,000 people served each year.  Fresh produce and packaged foods are purchased from the Food Depot as well as from local grocery stores (when the Food Depot runs short).

  • Includes $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Bernal Community Center - $10,000:  

To provide free youth recreation, computer lab, food distribution, and a lending library, as well as a public gathering place for cultural/civic functions.

  • Includes $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund

Children First Co-Parenting Support Services, Inc. - $1,000:

To support very low-income families to access classes to help navigate divorce, separation or conflict, and to expand services to Spanish-speaking community.

  • 1,000 from Jack and Marry Gilliam Endowment Fund

Coming Home Connection - $11,000:

 To support training, placing, and coordinating volunteers to provide free and low-cost in-home care to bed-bound low-income individuals and their families.

  • Includes $1,000 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund

Court Appointed Special Advocates, First Judicial District (CASA) - $11,250:  

To support the recruitment, training, and support of community volunteers who serve as the eyes and ears of the court regarding the safety and overall well-being of abused and neglected children.

  • Includes $1,000 from Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund
  • $250 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund

Community Against Violence - $15,000:  

To help provide emergency shelter and supportive advocacy/case management to Taos County victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.

DreamTree Project, Inc. - $16,000:  

To support their Emergency Youth Shelter and Transitional Living Program which serves runaway and homeless youth ages 12 to 24. This program provides safe housing and services to help youth move towards independence.

  • Includes $1,000 from Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families - $3,500:  

To provide support groups for LGBTIQ community who are victims of domestic abuse, and provide a safe place where safety planning can be provided as well as peer support and psycho-education regarding all aspects of domestic abuse.

  • $2,500 from Envision Fund
  • $500 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
  • $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

The Family YMCA - $15,000:  

To support the Española YMCA Teen Center which serves 644 youth each year by providing classes, sports, field trips, and service opportunities as well as positive adult role models.

  • $15,000 from ABCD Fund

Food Depot - $41,500:

To support the new Food Distribution and Education Center, which will enable growth of core programs and offer opportunities for increased collaborations with partner agencies and community programs.

  • Includes $10,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $7,500 from Las Campanas Community Fund
  • $2,500 from Mountain Lyon Fund
  • $2,000 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
  • $1,000 from TW Family Fund
  • $1,000 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund
  • $750 from Honkey Kat Fund
  • $500 from Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund
  • $500 from Feldman Family Charitable Fund
  • $500 from Richard and Julia Moe Gift Fund
  • $250 from Quarrier B. Cook Fund

Gerard’s House - $750:  

To support direct services (including peer-based grief support groups, individual sessions, bereavement camp and grief support for participant’s families) for youth ages 3-21 who have experienced the death of a parent or other important person.

  • $500 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund,
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

IMPACT Personal Safety - $2,500:  

To support training for LGBTQ youth and allies to prevent and defend themselves and their communities against violence through school Gay Straight Alliances, Santa Fe Mountain Center, and in-school classes.

  • $1,500 from Envision Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

IMPACT Personal Safety - $2,600:  

To support teaching Native people ages 6 to 92 skills to prevent and defend themselves and their communities against violence through collaborations with schools, pueblos and nonprofits.

  • $2,600 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund

Inside Out - $10,000:  

To provide free recovery support for substance abusers through direct services, including peer-run individual and group counseling for adults, youth, and incarcerated individuals.

Interfaith Community Shelter Group - $21,000:  

To support operations in seasonal evening shelter as well as the Day Services Program.  

  • $7,500 from ABCD Fund
  • $6,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund
  • $5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund
  • $1,000 from Helen R. Homans Fund
  • $1,000 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund,
  • $500 from Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence - $15,000:  

To support expansion of capacity of New Mexico domestic violence programs, including provision of targeted training, development of best practice guidelines, and coordination of responsible policy development.

REEL Fathers - $2,750:  

To support increasing capacity to support fathers in acquiring skills to love, nurture and care for their children and partners, to engage youth in reflection and creative expression that foster a constructive experience of fatherhood, and to increase public awareness of the key importance of fathers.

  • $2,500 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Samaritan House - $10,250:  

To support homeless and impoverished individuals and families through its Food Pantry, Emergency Shelter, Thrift Store, and HUD-supported housing programs, as well as through collaboration with community agencies.

  • Includes $250 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund

Santa Fe Indian Center - $5,000:  

To support engagement of American Indian community through programs including “Indian Summer: American Indian Community Day in Santa Fe,” Emergency Assistance, and partnerships with organizations serving local Native Americans.

  • $5,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund

Santa Fe Mountain Center - $1,500:

 To support New Mexico Gay Straight Alliance Network which builds resiliency, positive identity development, self-efficacy, mental health and empowerment of LGBTQ youth through peer training, support and leadership development.

  • $1,500 from Envision Fund

Santa Fe Mountain Center - $250:  

To support Native American Emergence Program to build resiliency, positive identity development, self-efficacy, wellness (prevention) empowerment, and leadership development.

  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Solace Crisis Treatment Center - $10,500:  

To support immediate professional crisis stabilization assessment and counseling, a 24-hour crisis line, and cutting-edge prevention programming for LGBTQ community.

  • $6,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund
  • $3,500 from Envision Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Squash Blossom Leadership - $500:  

To support the Step Up Into Leadership Program designed for teens currently in Girl’s Circle groups.

  • $500 from Richard and Julia Moe Gift Fund

St. Elizabeth Shelter - $20,000:  

To support its five residential facilities and other programs for >2,000 homeless men, women and children each year.

  • Includes $2,500 from Mountain Lyon Fund
  • $1,000 from Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
  • $1,000 from TW Family Fund
  • $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Storydancer Project, Inc. - $1,000:  

To support self-care and resilience program focused on relieving the effects of trauma and increasing resilience in Santa Fe County residents affected by domestic abuse.

  • $1,000 from Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico - $250:  

To support efforts to improve transgender lives by acting as a clearing house for resources that can support, assist, educate, and advocate for the transgender population.

  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Youth Heartline - $10,000:

To increase capacity to serve abused, neglected, and vulnerable children in Taos County through the full calendar year, as well as to support development and implementation of innovative new services for children.

Youth Shelters and Family Services - $21,500:

To provide services to homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth up to the age of 24; including providing shelter, and addressing health, safety, education, and workforce opportunities.

  • Includes $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $1,000 from TW Family Fund
  • $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund

Youth Shelters and Family Service - $5,000:  

To provide services to homeless, runaway and in-crisis LGBTQ youth up to age 24.

  • $4,000 from Envision Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Zona del Sol –Santa Fe Youth and Family Consortium - $5,500:  

To support hiring an AmericCorps worker to conduct more outreach to the community as well as to organizations which can provide programs and services to the underserved area containing a majority of the City’s youth.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $500 from Jack and Mary Gilliam 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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