Spring 2017 Economic Opportunity Grantees

Total of $56,000 granted:

Changing Woman Initiative Birth & Wellness Center (CWIBWC) - $4,500:
 To support hiring a Native American architect to begin and complete the building design phase of the Native American birth and wellness center; to support running tribal focus groups, and increase capacity of indigenous women by training and hiring support staff.

  • $2,500 from Just Woke Up Fund and
  • $2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - $500:  To support comprehensive job training and educational enhancement programs designed for disadvantaged youth who do not have access to employment opportunities or postsecondary education.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project - $11,000:  To support continuation of weekly Deferred Action legal clinic which provides free legal representation to young immigrants seeking DACA benefits. Accessing these benefits increases the educational and economic capacity of individuals when they receive legal work authorization.

  • Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment fund

Think New Mexico - $15,000:  To support research and advocacy for innovative public policy reforms that address serious challenges facing New Mexico; in particular, current project for job creation by reforming the way the state funds public works projects like roads and water systems.  

Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Team (WESST) - $12,000:  To support the delivery of beginning and advanced Etsy (www.etsy.com) training for Santa Fe area creatives.

  • Includes $5,000 from ABCD Fund,
  • $5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $1,000 from Lauren Eaton Prescott Charitable Fund, and
  • $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

YouthWorks- $17,500:  To support enhancement of economic opportunities for disconnected youth and young adults ages 16-24 through expanding training, apprenticeship, entrepreneurial and/or professional certificate programs focused on future employability and job skills readiness, the building trades, environmental stewardship, food industry, and health care careers.

  • Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund and
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong 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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