Spring 2016 Education Grantees

Total of $55,100 granted:

Community Farm - $700:

To support preservation of land and appurtenant water rights, and to continue to grow and donate food to help feed homeless and hungry individuals living in Santa Fe.

  • $400 from Castagnola Family Fund,
  • and $300 from Turn & Return Fund

Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute - $3,000:

To build important infrastructure to support educational programs in traditional agriculture, sustainable living, and organic farming.

  • $3,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund

Institute for Applied Ecology - $500:

To address the critical shortage of native seed needed to restore native plant communities on NM public and private lands through training local food farmers in producing native seed as a crop, making use of marginal land, and developing a new market that unites agricultural and restoration communities.

  • $500 from Castagnola Family Fund

The JDW Memorial Outdoor Weekend - $500:

To support sending ten deserving students from the Pojoaque Public Schools to participate in an overnight adventure at Ghost Ranch.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Mil Abrazos Community Land Trust - $500:

To support purchase of property to put in trust and provide affordable access to land for agriculture, cottage industries and co-operatives.

  • $500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

Nature Conservancy in New Mexico - $15,000:

To support the Rio Grande Water Fund, an initiative protecting vital watersheds in northern New Mexico with a goal of ensuring the storage, delivery and quality of Rio Grande water through activities such as forest restoration, economic development and job creation, and outreach and education.

New Mexico Environmental Law Center - $22,000:

To support work to fight for clean air, pure water, and healthy communities for all New Mexicans through provision of free high-quality legal representation to citizens across the state.

  • Includes $6,000 from Cabin Fund,
  • $500 from Castagnola Family Fund,
  • and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Nuclear Watch New Mexico - $5,000:

To support educating public, media, civic leaders, and lawmakers about the true impacts to the environment by Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear weapons operations and help to ensure genuine cleanup.

Santa Fe Watershed Association - $5,400:

To support Adopt-An-Arroyo which strives to clean up the intrinsic and necessary drainages by removing litter and providing a safe place for people to recreate in and around. In addition, soil erosion reduction measures are implemented to reduce sedimentation and excessive flooding in the entire watershed and to increase aquifer recharge.

  • $5,000 from Infinite Possibilities Fund, and $400 from Castagnola Family Fund

Taos Land Trust - $500:

To support development of multi-use comprehensive trail system and conservation program.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Water-Culture Institute - $5,000:

To support development of a “Santa Fe Water Charter” through a process of interviews, meetings, and facilitated workshops involving the whole community, which would then serve as public moral guidance for new water policies and investments.

  • $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund

Your Contacts for Nonprofits

Diane Hamamoto
Grants Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008

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