Spring 2016 Education Grantees

Total of $258,950 granted:

 

AAUW – Fall 2016 Expanding Your Horizons Conference - $300:

To support EYH conference which is a one-day STEM conference for girls 5th to 8th grades during which women scientists and engineers act as inspiring female role models leading hands-on workshops.

  • $300 from Turn & Return Fund

Academy for the Love of Learning - $8,000:

To support Inspire Santa Fe, a 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.

  • $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • $1,000 from Eric Fund, $500 from Castagnola Family Fund,
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Armand Hammer United World College - $5,300:

To support engagement of 230 international students in service learning through the year in Las Vegas and San Miguel County by providing after-school tutoring, educational and cultural activities, outdoor adventures, restorative justice, and peer leadership groups for local elementary, middle, and high schools.

  • $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • and $300 from Turn & Return Fund

Audubon New Mexico – $2,500:

To provide underserved middle and high schools with the opportunity to design and implement a local outdoor habitat-improvement project.

  • $2,000 from TW Family Fund,
  • and $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Axle Projects - $1,000:

To support Axle Contemporary mobile gallery to bring contemporary art to diverse audiences throughout our community.

  • $500 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund,
  • and $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Breakthrough Santa Fe - $11,500:

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.

  • Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • and $500 from Kate Klein Fund

Bridges Project for Education - $10,500:

To support comprehensive, individualized counseling program and design of “College Connections” curriculum which will allow earlier outreach to students and in a more intentional manner.

  • $10,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Cañones Early Childhood Center - $1,400:

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).

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund,
  • and $400 from Castagnola Family Fund

Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe - $500:

To support expansion of its successful arts integration program, Youth Partners Program; film and talk-back sessions that augment middle and high school curricula in physical and social sciences, humanities and NM history.

  • $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Communities in Schools of New Mexico - $37,500:

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

  • Includes $25,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $10,000 from Buckman Family Fund,
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and
  • and $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Cooking With Kids - $16,000:

To support educators and purchase of food and supplies for hands-on cooking classes with SFPS students – when children cook healthy food, they are excited to try it and learn valuable life and academic skills in the process.

  • Includes $1,000 from Eric Fund

Dual Language Education of New Mexico – $1,000:

To support gap closure and higher levels of academic achievement and proficiency through dual language programs.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • and $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

El Rito Public Library - $2,500:

To support 4-6th grade after school program utilizing a “Curiosity Cabinet.” 

  • $2,500 from Infinite Possibilities Fund

Equality New Mexico Foundation - $8,400:

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.

  • $8,000 from Envision Fund,
  • and $400 from Castagnola Family Fund

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center - $250:

To support Fiber Trunks on the GO, education programs about fiber processing, paired with hands-on demonstrations to youth centers and schools.

  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

First Serve – NM, Inc. - $11,500:

To support after-school program for 100 students (grades 3 through 12) annually by providing highly qualified tutors and tennis instructors in an environment of peer groups where leadership skills are fostered.

  • Includes $1,000 from Eric Fund,
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Friends of Questa Public Library - $10,000:

To support development of literacy programs for the economically disadvantaged rural communities of Questa and northern Taos County.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund,
  • and $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund

Girls Incorporated of Santa Fe - $31,500:

To support programs where girls (ages 5-18) learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as science, technology, engineering, and math; and to focus on healthy living, academic enrichment, and life skills and independence.

  • Includes $10,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $6,000 from Buckman Family Fund,
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Music Program at SFPS - $6,000:

To support the SFPS music program through musical instrument repair, purchase of sheet music and books, mentoring, and provision of transportation for students to attend professional concerts and student competitions.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund,
  • $500 from Castagnola Family Fund,
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe - $15,500:

To support free tutoring to meet the needs of adults who struggle to read and write and those who need to learn English.

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

MATCH New Mexico - $3,900:

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

  • $2,500 from Mountain Lyon Fund,
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • and $400 from Castagnola Family Fund

May Center for Learning - $1,500:

To support early identification of and intervention for children with learning disabilities in Santa Fe county, including starting a preschool specializing in children identified as at-risk for learning disabilities.

  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • and $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Medical Science Academy at Capital High School - $5,000:

To support medical education experiences provided to high school students who are interested in health care; this career pathway encourages critical thinking, inquiry and problem-based learning, mentorships, and hands-on experiences that provide real-world application.

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project - $500:

To support national award-winning Summer Youth Intern Program, which provides an opportunity for teenagers to learn tangible skills and life lessons while recording petroglyphs under direction of archaeologists.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Native American Student Services for SFPS - $10,500:

To support youth summer program for K-8 students to increase academic proficiency while bringing traditional and cultural knowledge into an urban educational setting.

  • Includes $5,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund,
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

New Mexico Wildlife Center - $5,500:

To support Science and Education program which takes children out of the classroom to learn essential scientific concepts including biology, geology, and chemistry in the lakes and rivers of New Mexico.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund,
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center - $5,000:

To provide community arts education outreach to an under-served population within Española Valley, Rio Arriba County, Northern Santa Fe County, and the City of Española.

Ojo Sarco Community Center - $2,500:

To provide a public space in Ojo Sarco open to all; projects include basketball court, exterior stucco, gutters, safety handrail at driveway/hill, hardscape, and picnic area.

  • $2,500 from Infinite Possibilities Fund

Partners in Education Foundation – ArtWorks - $500:

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

Railyard Stewards - $500:

To support Outdoor Science Classroom to increase elementary school students’ science literacy using the Native Bee House for out-of-school time science lessons complementing in-class curriculum.

  • $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program - $5,800:

To support recruitment, training, and matching community volunteers with adult basic literacy and English-as-second-language students.

  • Includes $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • and $300 from Turn & Return Fund

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Ltd. - $5000:

To expand Music in Our Schools program in partnership with SFPS, area Pueblo Day Schools, and local pre-K programs; including teacher training, classroom curriculum, and more than 90 concerts presented annually.

Santa Fe Council on International Relations - $500:

To support Global Youth Santa Fe’s program to introduce Santa Fe’s youth to what it means to be global citizens, and enhance students’ global awareness and leadership potential.

  • $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

Santa Fe Girls’ School - $500:

To support cultivation of academic excellence, confidence, and curiosity in fields such as math, science, applied arts, and technology.

  • $500 from Lauren Eaton Charitable Fund

Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences - $5,000:

To provide the free Reading is Magic Camp to low-income 1st – 8th graders in the SFPS. After this two week program, students, on average, grew almost a grade level in their reading.

Santa Fe Science Initiative - $5,000:

To support serving classroom teachers by building their confidence and knowledge in current science practice.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund

Santa Fe Waldorf School - $500:

To support Parenting classes which help adults cultivate imagination, curiosity and creativity – beyond the five basic sense – in their child for a life full of wonder and learning.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

SFCC Foundation, Early Childhood Center of Excellence - $5,000:

To support improvement of all aspects of the sector and close major gaps by providing affordable, high quality education and workforce development through professional development opportunities and training.

Solace Crisis Treatment Center - $4,800:

To support clients in the LGBTIQ community through crisis by offering immediate professional crisis stabilization assessment and counseling, cutting-edge prevention programming.

  • $4,000 from Envision Fund,
  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • and $300 from Turn & Return Fund

Talpa Community Center Association, Inc. - $2,500:

To support State Certified Public Library housed in Center with six computers in adult room and five computers in children’s room, over 6,000 books, and several hundred DVDs.

  • $2,500 from Infinite Possibilities Fund

Tarnoff Art Center - $6,000:

To support summer and after-school art education classes (including ceramics, painting, and welding) with scholarships for low-income children from Pecos, sliding fee tuition for children from surrounding communities, and to leverage funds from full tuition from Glorieta Camps classes.

  • $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund,
  • and $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Truchas Services Center, Inc. - $2,500:

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.

  • $2,500 from Infinite Possibilities Fund

United Way of Santa Fe County - $11,000:

To support Pre-K program for four year olds.

  • $10,000 from Cabin Fund,
  • and $1,000 from Quarrier B. Cook Fund

Wagon Mound Public Schools - $2,500:

To support and maintain a six-year old farm-to-table program at the Wagon Mound Public Schools, as well as support planning and curriculum for the development of a business incubator and commercial kitchen at Wagon Mound Public Schools.

  • $2,500 from Mountain Lyon 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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