Fall 2017 Health and Human Services Grantees

Total of $503,200 granted:

Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico - $750:  To support program offerings for children and adults with disabilities including adaptive skiing, golf, rock climbing, water sports, yoga, and more. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from anonymous donor]

 

American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Foundation - $10,750:  To ensure ACLU is on frontlines fighting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies, reforming criminal justice system, and expanding access to reproductive healthcare. [$5,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $2,500 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Rod Boren Family Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $500 from anonymous donor, and $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund]

 

Caregivers Workforce Development Institute - $1,250:  To support “Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers” program in Santa Fe County. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $250 from anonymous donor]

 

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women - $21,600:  To support increased capacity and further develop violence prevention and intervention efforts in Santa Fe area and neighboring northern pueblos. [Includes $5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $600 Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

 

Barrios Unidos - $7,000:  To support formal substance abuse group therapy and referrals as well as wrap-around services for inmates and outpatients at other treatment facilities. [Includes $2,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities]

 

Bienvenidos Outreach, Inc. - $14,500:  To support continued enhancement of food programs through additional healthy and nutritious food selections, especially for children and the elderly. [Includes $2,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $500 from TW Family Fund, and $500 from Second Anonymous Fund]

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region - $750:  To support mentor background checks, match activities, and training for program specialists so they can provide high level match support. [$500 from Rabinowe Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Cancer Foundation for New Mexico - $5,000:  To support access to treatment in Santa Fe for northern New Mexicans with cancer through mileage reimbursement, overnight lodging, grocery cards. [$5,000 from Las Campanas Community Endowment Fund]

 

Casa Milagro - $8,500:  To support residential housing for adults who were homeless due to their mental and emotional health disabilities. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $1,000 from ABCD Fund, $250 from anonymous donor, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico - $250:  To support creation of the Families First Initiative, a program connecting community stakeholders, faith communities, and local nonprofits to find a holistic solution to poverty in their service area. [$250 from anonymous donor]

 

Comedor de San Pascual - $11,000:  To support ongoing provision of twice-a-week meals, increase number of food pantry bags, fresh produce, and bread to persons in Las Vegas community. [Includes $5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Coming Home Connection - $13,750:  To support high quality free and low-cost in-home care to residents of Santa Fe and surrounding areas who are uninsured and under-insured. [Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Community Against Violence, Inc. - $5,000:  To support provision of comprehensive and safe services to child and adult survivors of domestic/sexual violence using best practices, culturally-appropriate, and trauma-informed programming. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety - $1,000:  To support their work protecting our health, air, and water from Los Alamos National Laboratory pollutants. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates First Judicial District (CASA) – $1,750:  To support foster children who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse and severe neglect so they are in a safe, loving, and forever home. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $500 from Rabinowe Family Fund, and $250 from Susan and Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

El Ranchito de Los Ninos - $7,500:  To support a stable, long-term home for New Mexico siblings (0-18) as an alternative to foster care. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from anonymous donor]

 

Equality New Mexico Foundation - $13,000:  To support the New Mexico Safe Schools Initiative, a collaborative focused on improving bullying prevention programs, practices, and policies. [$12,000 from Envision Fund, and $1,000 from Rod Boren Family Fund]

 

Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families - $15,000:  To support continued operation of 24/7 crisis hotline, emergency shelter, and nonresidential counseling programs, as well as expansion of outreach efforts to educate the community (children and adults) about preventing and understanding domestic violence. [$10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation, $3,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, $250 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Rabinowe Family Fund]

 

Farm to Table - $1,000:  To support maximizing opportunities for purchase of locally grown produce by individuals and institutions. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

Feeding Santa Fe - $19,000:  To support up to 900 food bags provided weekly for low income families, individuals, seniors, and veterans. [Includes $5,000 from Las Campanas Community Endowment Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Food Depot - $24,750:  To support provision of food to over 60,000 people in need in nine counties (on average, over 430,000 meals each month). [Includes $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $2,000 from TW Family Fund, $2,000 from Cabin Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $1,000 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $1,000 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, $500 from Aceves-London Family Fund, and $250 from Feldman Family Fund]

 

Friendship Club - $1,200:  To support expansion through remodel of upstairs of new building where people in recovery can attend 12-step meetings and sober activities. [$700 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment Fund, $250 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Gerard’s House - $10,750:  To support mobile units providing bilingual grief support which reach vulnerable and marginalized youth where they are (schools, homes, homeless shelters. [Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund] 

 

Habitat for Humanity – Taos - $15,000:  To support expansion of low-income housing initiatives: affordable volunteer built homes, repair programs (A Brush with Kindness, and Minor Home Repairs) which enable low income elderly, veterans, and disabled people to remain in their own homes.

 

Heading Home - $1,000:  To support several housing-first initiatives and programs in Albuquerque. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

HEART of Taos - $5,250:  To support emergency assistance, transitional housing and support services to Taos County women, children and their pets experiencing homelessness, and eviction prevention services (landlord advocacy, emergency rent/utility assistance, and money management training. [$3,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Identity Inc! - $7,750:  To support the only LGBTQ+ Community Center in New Mexico. [$7,500 from Envision Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Interfaith Community Shelter Group - $23,500:  To support Day Services Program operation of year-round resource days. [Includes $2,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $1,000 from Helen R. Homans Donor Advised Fund, $1,000 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $500 from Second Anonymous Fund, $250 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Las Cumbres Community Services - $500:  To support increase in capacity to provide bilingual (Spanish‐English) Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health therapy and case management to families in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Luciente, Inc. - $500:  To support Community Food Initiative through buying fresh produce from farms in Rio Arriba County and giving it to the food pantry in Abiquiu. [$500 from Second Anonymous Fund]

 

Many Mothers - $250:  To support recruitment and training of additional volunteers. [$250 from Richard Hertz & Doris Meyer Fund]

 

Mora Valley Community Health Services - $15,250:  To support Indigent Medication Fund (est. in 2014) which provides necessary medication(s) to patients deemed unable to afford medication(s). [Includes $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

National Ghost Ranch Foundation - $5,000:  To support Holding Courage retreats which offer five days of support therapies to underserved women and men with cancer. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

Native American Social Work Program Advisory/Development Committee - $2,700:  To support establishment of nation’s first Native Social Work Program and NM Highlands University, School of Social Work. [$1,700 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

New Mexico Appleseed - $15,000:  To support “One Meal a Day” campaign, specifically costs for training, technical assistance, and travel to help establish summer, after-school, weekend, and holiday meal programs at schools and community centers in northern New Mexico.

 

New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding - $1,000:  To support therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with special needs and at-risk youth/teens to promote health, quality of life, joy, confidence, and independence. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence - $15,250:  To support large scale changes in the State’s response to domestic violence perpetrators, improve victim services, promote effective outcomes for survivors and their children. [Includes $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association - $250:  To support value chain coordinator to work with farmers, wholesale buyers, and grocery stores to increase access to locally grown produce for all. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Kids Matter - $5,000:  To support recruiting and training of volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates for Native American children who are in foster care. [$4,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

New Mexico Legal Aid - $1,750:  To support advocacy for acequias to defend communities’ healthy food options. [$1,500 from ABCD Fund, and $250 from anonymous donor]

 

New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project - $6,500:  To support services which provide LGBTQ+ youth with the skills and personal resources necessary to increase resilience and reduce suicide risk. [$5,000 from Envision Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $250 from anonymous donor, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Voices for Children - $1,000:  To support KIDS Count convening in northern New Mexico to increase knowledge base of and collaboration amongst organizations, service-providers, networks, institutions, and policymakers. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Not Forgotten Outreach - $250:  To support Wellness Center which provides free services to military families, including yoga, acupuncture, mindfulness/meditation classes, veteran drug/alcohol support meetings, therapy dog training, etc. [$250 from anonymous donor]

 

Peaceful Project - $1,000:  To support six-week experiential program Free to Be:  You! for Girls, Inc. Santa Fe.  [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Pegasus Legal Services for Children - $16,000:  To support New Mexico children and youth who are homeless, living with relatives, or are young parents themselves. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, New Mexico - $18,050:  To support Responsible Sex Education Institute program to educate and empower individuals and communities to make responsible choices re sexuality and sexual health. [$5,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $5,000 from ABCD Fund, $5,000 from Margarita & Thomas Kintz Fund, $1,000 from Lauren Eaton Prescott Charitable Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $500 from anonymous donor, $300 from Haines & Nancy Gaffner Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Presbyterian Medical Services - $15,750:  To support family planning services to Santa Fe youth ages 12-19. [Includes $500 from Rabinowe Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

R&R For Vets, Inc. - $3,000:  To increase capacity to repair/replace roofs or repair/provide ramps to veterans or surviving spouse in need. [$3,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

RESOLVE Violence Protection - $1,500:  To support programs that teach youth and adults skills to prevent violence in their communities and defend themselves and others against violence through collaboration with schools, pueblos, and nonprofits. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund, and $500 from Chamisa Fund]

 

RESOLVE Violence Protection - $5,250:  To teach LGBTQ youth and adults skills to prevent violence in their communities and defend themselves and others against violence through collaboration with community organizations. [$5,000 from Envision Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

RESOLVE Violence Protection - $1,600:  To teach Native youth and adults skills to prevent violence in their communities and defend themselves and others against violence through collaboration with schools, pueblos, and nonprofits. [$1,600 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

 

Santa Fe Artist Medical Fund - $10,000:  To assist uninsured or underinsured artists with medical bills. [$10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund]

 

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity - $11,750:  To increase capacity to build more homes for low-income residents in Santa Fe County, and support Home Repair/Rehab program. [$10,000 from Community Leadership Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $500 from TW Family Fund, $500 from Helen R. Homans Donor Advised Fund, and $250 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Santa Fe Mountain Center - $11,250:  To support experiential learning and therapeutic adventure programs which focus on empowering and improving individuals and communities. [Includes $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Need and Deed, Inc. - $250:  To support ongoing mentor program where community members are trained to work long-term with homeless adults in conjunction with professional case managers, therapists, and doctors. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Self Help - $10,000:  To support continuum of services providing basic needs (food, housing, access to primary care, behavioral and addiction treatment, disaster recovery, etc.). [$10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund]

 

Solace Crisis Treatment Center - $16,500:  To provide support and advocacy to children, adults, and families who have experienced trauma or witnessed violent crimes, including sexual assault. [Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Chamisa Fund, and $500 from TW Family Fund]

 

Somos Amigos of Northern New Mexico - $5,000:  To increase capacity to assist low-income residents in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos counties with home repairs. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

St. Elizabeth Shelter Corporation - $19,500:  To support five residential programs and outreach services to those still living on the streets (more than 2,000 homeless men, women, and children every year). [Includes $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $1,000 from TW Family Fund, and $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Taos Coalition to End Homelessness - $250:  To support expansion of services to homeless men in Taos County including emergency shelter, food, clothing, showers, and laundry. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Tewa Women United - $750 (NA):  To support effective strategies and resources for pregnant women caught in cycles of substance abuse and providers working with them. [$500 from Rabinowe Family Fund, and $250 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico - $15,250 (L&G):  To support education to the public about issues faced by transgender communities, advocacy on behalf of individuals and at policy level, and direct services to transgender people and families. [$10,000 from Envision Fund, $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Youth Shelters and Family Services, Inc. - $27,700:  To support homeless, runaway and in-crisis youth up to age 24. [Includes $10,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund; $3,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Rabinowe Family Fund, $700 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment Fund, $500 from TW Family Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, and $500 from Chamisa 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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