Spring 2015 Education Grantees

Total of $282,100 granted:

 

Academy for the Love of Learning - $11,500:  

To support Inspire Santa Fe, a new citywide youth mentoring program that matches youth (12-19 years old) with volunteer adult mentors in a field of shared interest (e.g., medicine, architecture, cooking, auto mechanics) for 2 hours/week for a school year.

  • $7,500 from Infinite Possibilities Fund
  • $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Almost Adults - $2,500:

To produce and present performing art events that will bring LGBTQI2 youth and their elder counterparts together in safe, inclusive venues to share their stories and find common ground in their diversity, building trust, acceptance and understanding based upon the values of human equality, dignity, and respect.

  • $2,500 from Envision Fund

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region - $15,500:  

To provide 1-to-1 youth mentoring to build “soft” skills like grit, self-control, critical thinking, curiosity, and resiliency in ways schools and families sometimes cannot.

  • Includes: $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Breakthrough Santa Fe - $6,000:

To support work with young people who will be first in their families to attend college through provision of an intensive academic program, one-on-one college counseling, tutoring services, and advocacy support for students and their families.

  • $5,000 from Edward John Noble Foundation for Jordan and David Smith Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Cañones Early Childhood Center - $8,500:  

To interrupt the impact of rural isolation and poverty, by providing family-centered child development and early/emergent literacy services to an underserved population of rural, isolated families with preschool children living in northern New Mexico (Rio Arriba County).

  • Includes: $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Communities in Schools of New Mexico - $46,000:  

To support its wrap-around services work at ten Santa Fe Public Schools, which provides direct support and services to our community’s highest need children and families.

  • Includes: $15,000 from Edward John Noble Foundation for Jordan and David Smith Fund
  • $15,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Dual Language Education of New Mexico – $15,500:  

To support Dual Language Leadership Development, aimed at providing support and technical assistance to administrative and teacher leaders in Santa Fe Public Schools, which is imperative to promoting equity and narrowing the achievement gap for English language learners and Hispanic students.

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

El Rito Public Library - $5,800:  

To provide local and neighboring rural communities with significant resources, knowledgeable librarians, programming, and collaborative resources that expedite professional proficiency.

  • $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $2,000 from Honey Bee Fund
  • $500 from Chamisa Fund
  • $300 from Turn & Return Fund

Embudo Valley Library - $2,500:  

To support rural public library, three youth literacy programs, a new teen project, public access to computers, a cistern project, and distance learning services.

  • $2,000 from Honey Bee Fund
  • $500 from Chamisa Fund

Equality New Mexico Foundation - $7,500:  

To support New Mexico Safe Schools Initiative, a multi-year collaborative education, outreach, and advocacy effort to address and mitigate bullying, harassment, and violence in the schools.

  • $7,500 from Envision Fund

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library - $12,000:

To expand early literacy programs, create a Saturday program for working caregivers, enhance the summer program with reading-related activities to increase participation, and to enable outreach to children who are not yet engaged in library reading programs.

  • Includes: $2,500 from ABCD Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund
  • $500 from Chamisa Fund
  • and $500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haigh Fund

Hidden From View – dba MATCH New Mexico - $4,000:  

To support mentoring between at-risk 3rd graders and college students in Santa Fe to improve reading levels.

  • $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Mandela International Magnet School - $500:  

To increase the number of students in MIMS’ Mentorship program, increase bilingual programming, and help establish international programs.

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

McCurdy Schools of Northern New Mexico - $15,000:  

To support Project Cariño, a mental health counseling program provided free of charge to students and families. 

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - $2,000:  

To support an internship program between the museum and IAIA. Students from IAIA will gain job experience and hands-on skills.

  • $2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund

National Dance Institute – NM - $25,800:  

To support partnership with 20 schools in northern New Mexico to offer dance-based classes primarily to low-income students (85% of whom are Hispanic and Native American) to augment academic learning, increase students’ health and wellness, and cultivate positive behaviors for school and life success.

  • Includes: $10,000 from Sherpa Fund
  • $500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund
  • and $300 from Turn & Return Fund

New Mexico Wildlife Center - $4,000:  

To support environmental education initiative where students learn science by doing science in the ecosystems of northern New Mexico.

  • $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

New Vistas - $15,000:  

To support interdisciplinary teams with the expertise and skills to provide positive learning opportunities for infants and toddlers with special needs. 

Partners in Education Foundation – ArtWorks - $1,000:  

To support ArtWorks, a program using the richness of Santa Fe’s arts community to help Santa Fe Public Schools students build critical thinking skills through inquiry, art-making, and viewing live performances and exhibits, and to train teachers to use the arts in teaching.

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

Pueblo de Abiquiu Library - $8,500:  

To support “Heroes& Heroines,” a two-pronged summer/fall program for children and youth to learn about land-based career possibilities and to explore local and natural history through books, field trips, art making, archaeology, gardening, and workshops.

  • $5,000 from ABCD Fund
  • $2,000 from Honey Bee Fund
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund
  • $500 from Chamisa Fund

Santa Fe Botanical Garden - $1,000:  

To support hands-on inquiry-based science programming to K-12th grade students, working collaboratively with schools and other local organizations to address the achievement gap in science by positively engaging youth, improving their knowledge and skills in science, and fostering a lover of the natural world.

  • $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund

Santa Fe Concert Association dba Performance Santa Fe - $16,500:  

To support expansion of reach and depth of its education programs, to bring dynamic and socially conscious performing arts programming into schools and community venues, and to provide artistic experiences that inspire, target relevant social issues, and positively engage youth and families in and out of school.

  • Includes: $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Santa Fe Institute - $15,000:  

To support Project GUTS (“Growing Up Thinking Scientifically”), a public middle school program that implements systematic approaches to STEM education by inspiring students to remain engaged in school by applying cutting-edge tech tools to study community issues and by preparing teachers to integrate computational modeling into STEM classes.

  • $10,000 from ABCD Fund
  • $5,000 from Honey Bee Fund

Santa Fe School for the Arts - $500:  

To provide the free Reading is Magic Camp.  After this two week program, students, on average, grew almost a grade level in their reading.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Santa Fe Science Initiative - $3,000:  

To support improvement of targeted educational outcomes, particularly in science, for all students in Santa Fe Public Schools with year-round, inquiry-based professional development and teacher support.

  • $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund

Santa Fe Waldorf School - $500:  

To support Native American Initiative to build upon the in-school opportunity for Native students to learn their native language through Tewa tutoring program, and peripherally, to introduce all students to the rich cultural legacy of the Native Peoples.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Santa Fe Women’s Club & Library Association - $500:  

To support building maintenance so that they can continue to provide scholarships, support the library, other educational efforts and Santa Fe nonprofit organizations.

  • $500 from Chamisa Fund

Secondary Learning Center - $1,000:  

To provide additional tuition assistance to low-income 6-12th graders so that they may find a more nurturing educational environment and be inspired to apply to college upon graduation.

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

SFCC Biofuels Centers of Excellence - $10,000:  

To set up a summer training/internship program for students in the Academy of Sustainability Education at Santa Fe High.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • $5,000 from Honey Bee Fund

SITE Santa Fe – $1,000:  

To support the Young Curators, Zine, and Bridge Academy education programs which engage youth in-and-out of school, provides support for high risk/need students to help them stay in school, and re-engage disconnected youth.  

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

Talpa Community Center Association, Inc. - $5,000:  

To provide programs to help Talpa’s diverse community face the ever-changing complexities of life today. 

Taos Waldorf School - $500:  

To support further development of its 11 acres of land, expand upon an edible garden, integrate the land, gardening and nutrition concepts into the specific curriculum for each grade, develop new land-based community partnerships, and create a small scholarship program for under-served populations.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Tarnoff Art Center - $1,500:  

To support summer, after-school, and Saturday art education classes for low-income children from Pecos and surrounding communities.  

  • $1,000 from Carson-Kleeman Sukha Endowment Fund
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Truchas Services Center, Inc. - $8,500:  

To support their community programs including the public library, preschool (non-income based), summer science and arts programs for K-6th graders, as well as several adult interest-based groups.

  • Includes: $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Wholly Rags - $500:  

To support operating expenses of the community studio, where sewing classes are held for children and people with disabilities, as well as quilting bees and other textile and folk craft classes.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Youth Media Project - $3,000:  

To support creative and informed expression by youth through educational partnerships that teach media literacy, radio production, broadcasting, and reflective dialogue.  

  • $3,000 from Buckman Family 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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