2019 Grantees - Cultural Vibrancy 

Cultural Vibrancy - a total of $129,250 granted


ARTsmart - $16,750:  To support equitable access to arts programming to over 7,500 youth, grades K-12, in northern New Mexico through its nine enriching programs. [Includes $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from Rabinowe Family Fund] 


ArtWorks - $250:  ArtWorks makes the arts meaningful to over 1,800 Santa Fe Public School students in 72 classrooms at 19 schools through a process-oriented, integrated program of art-making, experiencing live performances and museum exhibits. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


Compassionate Touch Network - $500:  To support programs that incorporate education and the power of storytelling; two therapeutic arts programs for adults with mental illness, including writing workshops resulting in live monologues in local theaters and art-making sessions that culminate with an annual exhibition; and an evidence-based education program for youth in public and charter schools. [$500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment] 


Creativity for Peace - $9,250:  To support artmaking in multiple genres through which Israeli, Palestinian and New Mexico girls learn to express their feelings about conflict, overcome trauma, break down stereotypes, and develop strong bonds that allow them to develop leadership skills while working together toward common goals. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $2,000 from Rabinowe Family Fund, $1,500 from ABCD Fund, $500 from Second Anonymous Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


El Rancho de Las Golondrinas - $15,000:  To support continued growth of outreach programs in the community and offering more low- to no- cost opportunities for all New Mexicans to experience this historic property. Goal is to increase visitors by at least 2,500 in 2020. 


El Rito Public Library - $5,000:  To support new after-school stopover time for elementary students in El Rito who have no current library or librarian at the public school. Funding would also support a bilingual part-time staff educator, small stipend for a variety of local story tellers, minimal arts and craft and book supplies, nutritious snacks using local produce when possible, and increase library open hours by four hours per week. 


Española Valley Fiber Arts Center - $10,500:  To Support development of new, diverse, and relevant curricula for youth and underserved populations, including adults with disabilities. [Includes $500 from Rabinowe Family Fund] 


International Shakespeare Center - $500:  To support a robust schedule of professional productions featuring local and visiting actors in Swan Theater, a series of Reading Groups where participants from across the community read and discuss Shakespeare’s works. [$500 from ABCD Fund] 


Littleglobe, Inc. - $6,500:  To support cutting edge, relevant, art and films that are created in the public domain to ensure our institutions are responsive to the needs of those they serve. Littleglobe provides avenues for community policy engagement using the tools of collaborative art-making, public events, media training, filmmaking, and facilitated dialog. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $1,500 from Dragonfly Fund] 


Make Santa Fe - $500:  To subsidize course tuition to provide increased access to a more diverse income range of the community, providing high-quality classes, well-maintained and safe tools, and a support network for creative activities. Using project-based learning, MAKE teaches all of the software and tool skills necessary to create and execute new designs using computer-controlled machines such as 3-D printers, routers, and plasma cutters, as well as more traditional skills such as wood, metal, and textile working. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from Rabinowe Family Fund] 


New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee - $5,000:  To support February 28, 2020 New Mexico Black History Festival Kumbuka presentations; creation of customized Santa Fe Public Schools black history curriculum, present a free school-time performance, and moderate a post-show Q&A with students to reinforce awareness. 


New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies - $10,000:  To support programs which use replica artifacts to present history as human ecology, stressing sustainable, elegant, technologies of survival as windows on more than 12,000 years of environmental, economic, and social change. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund] 


New Mexico Performing Arts Society - $250:  To support 2019-20 season events and educational programs, presented exclusively by resident professionals. NMPAS provides high-quality artistic experiences that are accessible and affordable to everyone, and replenishes the talent pool of excellent performing artists who choose to make their home here. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority - $15,000:  To support the ongoing rebirth of the tribe’s 700-year old sacred core, Owe’neh Bupingeh and therefore the perpetuation of Native culture and traditional ways of life. 


Performance Santa Fe - $2,000:  To support five performing arts education programs that reach 3,000 students in 25 local schools annually, including Bravo!Kids, which gives pupils the chance to work directly with world-class artists through master classes and matinees; and Sostenuto, which brings local professional musicians into Santa Fe Public Schools’ 6th – 12th grade ensembles for mentoring and evaluation. [$1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund] 


Pomegranate Studios – SEEDS - $750:  To support expansion of Youth Mentorship Program which promotes self-discovery and self-actualization as well as social and financial skills to promote the wellbeing and success of youth. Primarily low-income and at-risk students served. [$500 from ABCD Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


Sangre de Cristo Chorale - $250:  To support apprentice, scholarship, and outreach programs to provide high-quality choral music experiences to youth of northern New Mexico. [$250 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund] 


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival - $5,000:  To support education programs, Music in Our Schools, Strings and Guitar in Our Schools, and Dream Big, meet artistic needs of $5,000+ underserved and at-risk pre-K, elementary, and high school students through accessible, high quality live classical music performances and music instruction. 


Santa Fe High School Theatre Department - $3,000:  To provide sets and costumes for the 2019-20 school year. [ $2,500 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $500 from Second Anonymous Fund] 


Santa Fe Opera - $3,500:  To support more than two dozen education and community engagement programs serving 55,000+ New Mexicans at little or no cost, including pre-school, elementary, and middle school programs, mastery programs for young singers and theater technicians, community concerts, annual Spring Tour, Pueblo Opera Program, and Youth Nights at the Opera. [$2,500 from Seahollow Family Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund] 



Santa Fe Community Orchestra - $7,000:  To support a full season of free, innovative concerts and education programs every year, accessible to all regardless of ability to pay. Numerous constituencies in our community are served, including Santa Fe Public Schools music students and teachers, New Mexico composers, soloists, and creative artists, and community musicians from Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. [Includes $1,000 from Castagnola Family Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund] 


Santa Fe Playhouse - $750:  To support Young Playwrights Project which is offered free to low- and middle-income youth and teens through year-round, weekly workshops in a safe and nurturing environment. [$500 from Rod Boren Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


Santa Fe Youth Symphony - $1,250:  To support programs which are all offered on a sliding scale, and no child is turned away for lack of ability to pay. We unite young musicians across cultural and socioeconomic divides to create and share musical expression larger than themselves. [$1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


SOMOS:  Society of the Muse of the Southwest - $1,500:  To support year-round Youth Writers Program serving youth ages 10-18 in Taos County with writers-in-schools, one-on-one mentoring, and biweekly writing groups featuring monthly themes, writing prompts and guest writers. [$1,500 from Dragonfly Fund] 


Teatro Paraguas - $5,750:  To support its 16th season which includes three contemporary Latinx plays, and two community celebrations. In addition, up to 30 poetry readings are hosted each year free of charge, and theater is available to other companies at minimal cost. [Includes $500 from Seahollow Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 


Wise Fool New Mexico - $1,000:  To support performances which draw people into new experiences of puppetry, circus and physical theater, igniting their imagination and expanding their sense of the possible. [$1,000 from Dragonfly Fund] 







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