Spring 2015 Economic Opportunity Grantees

Total of $57,500 granted:

El Valle Women’s Collaborative - $7,000:  

To support economic development in the Pecos River Valley for women and their families through entrepreneurial education, job creation, and building cooperatives.

  • $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund
  • $2,000 from Carson-Kleeman Sukha Endowment Fund

Homewise, Inc. - $1,500:  

To support free financial literacy training to help low and moderate income families manage money, reduce debt, repair credit and build savings in order to buy a home or protect the equity in their home.

  • $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

New Mexico Voices for Children - $10,000:  

To assist and collaborate with education, workforce, and equity stakeholders focused on improving the educational attainment, career potential, and economic security of disconnected youth and low-skilled adults in Santa Fe and beyond.

  • $7,500 from Infinite Possibilities Fund
  • $2,000 from Honey Bee Fund
  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project - $5,500:  

To support provision of free legal services to immigrant students in the public schools and their families who qualify under Deferred Action.

  • Includes: $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Santa Fe YouthWorks - $15,500:  

To enhance economic opportunities for disconnected young adults by expanding training, apprenticeship, entrepreneurial and/or certificate programs focused on job readiness; specifically the building trades, food industry and health care.

  • Includes: $5,000 from ABCD Fund
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

River Source - $3,000:  

To provide professional development and job shadowing for 18-25 year old Native Americans in environmental protection and restoring health to rivers and damaged watersheds.

  • $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund

Siete del Norte, CDC - $15,000:  

To provide training, technical assistance, capital, infrastructure, equipment and facilities to small, socially-disadvantaged farmers to own and successfully operate viable agricultural enterprises throughout ten counties in northern New Mexico.

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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