Spring 2017 Education Grantees

Total of $225,250 granted:

Academy for the Love of Learning - $500:  To support El Otro Lado in the schools to equip teachers and visiting artists with powerful and creative teaching tools to build classroom environments in which all children can thrive.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


ADELANTE Program for SFPS - $12,000:  To support and promote empowerment of children and youth experiencing homelessness to help reach success in school and life. Provision of bilingual, culturally-competent services and programs including tutoring, material aid, emergency funds, case management, weekly family programs, and collaborating to end child homelessness.

  • Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund


Bridges Project for Education - $15,500:  To support comprehensive, individualized counseling program and pilot “College Connections” curriculum which will allow earlier outreach to students and in a more intentional manner.

  • Includes $5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, and
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Communities in Schools of New Mexico - $19,750:  To support comprehensive wrap-around services at ten Santa Fe public schools, which provides direct support and services to our community’s highest need children and families.

  • Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • $1,500 from Quarrier B. Cook Advised Fund,
  • $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund


Compassionate Touch Network - $1,000:  To support behavioral health prevention and early intervention by engaging youth and adults in northern New Mexico and beyond through education and the arts.

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


Dual Language Education of New Mexico – $500:  To support Dual Language Leadership Development, aimed at providing support and technical assistance to administration and teacher leaders in SFPS, imperative to promoting equity and narrowing the achievement gap for English language learners and Hispanic student sub-groups.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


El Rito Public Library - $5,000:  To support youth and adult summer lecture/workshop/field trips merging art and scientific insights for Visions of Dinosaurs (and More) in Our Backyard.  Specific needs: new projector, earth history books, workshop art supplies, chairs, stipends for visiting scientists, scientific illustrators, historians, and gas money for local field trips.  


Embudo Valley Library & Community Center - $5,750:  To support rural public library, three youth literacy programs, teen workshops, evening lecture series, free public-access computers, distance learning services, and community center for 1,428 area residents.

  • Includes $3,000 from an anonymous donor,
  • $2,500 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Forest Stewards Guild - $3,000:  To support Forest Stewards Youth Corps program, which provides employment and educational opportunities for youth in rural New Mexican communities through work experience, leadership development, workforce training, scholarships, and college credit.

  • $3,000 from an anonymous donor


Foundation for Monte del Sol - $2,000:  To support LISTO for Teachers program to help increase local teacher fluency in Spanish language and culture, while building teachers’ cross-cultural competency and instructional efficacy with emergent bilingual students in Santa Fe.

  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor


Hands-On Heritage - $31,000:  To support a high-quality, low-cost summer program to SFPS students grades 4-8, providing enriching hands-on academic instruction, arts and crafts, and two field trips per week to natural, historical, and cultural sites in northern New Mexico.

  • Includes $26,000 from an anonymous donor, and
  • $5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund


Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE) - $2,000:  To support completion of traditional adobe building of a women ceremonial house (Kwi Tewha), which entails gathering community members to mud plaster inside and out, create mud floor and add portal. This building will house continued education of indigenous lifeways for future generations of Pueblo people.

  • $2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund


The LAMA Foundation - $1,000:  To support the Youth Retreat this summer, which is the culmination of weekly meditation classes started this spring in each of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. Goal of these classes was to empower positive leadership skills and mindful living among youth.

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


Moving Arts Española - $10,500:  To support high quality, low cost scholarship-supported arts programming for at-risk children and youth to enhance their health, creative expression, and sense of connection to evolving cultures and traditions. Program also provides free healthy food, academic tutoring, and a community performance venue.

  • Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Independent Order of Odd Fellows Music Program at SFPS - $500:  To provide mentors and private music lessons for the school year and a music teacher for the SFPS summer arts camp. Programs will benefit low income/high risk students who elect to study music.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Indigenous Nations Library Program/University Libraries - $1,000:  To support enhancement and expansion of its unique programs and services geared toward improving retention and graduation rates for indigenous students.

  • $1,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund


La Vida Literacy - $1,000:  To support the development and promotion of educational success for youth and families within grades 1-3 at SFPS.

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


Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe - $10,000:  To support the Basic Literacy program which offers free tutoring to adults who struggle to read, write, do basic math, and deal with finances. Assessment of each student’s abilities and needs is performed, and students are matched with tutors who will work with them one-on-one.

  • $10,000 from ABCD Fund


May Center for Learning - $2,000:  To support addition of a pre-school to elementary program, focusing on children at a higher risk of manifesting learning differences, and to significantly expand “Satellite Tutoring Centers,” which provide tutoring and small-group learning opportunities to low-income SFPS students.

  • $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund


Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project - $2,500:  To support preservation of threatened cultural landscape features in northern New Mexico through petroglyph recording by adult volunteers and local youth, data preservation, and education programs promoting heritage ethics.

  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor, and
  • $500 from Richard & Julia Moe Gift Fund


National Dance Institute - $1,000:  To provide dance-based educational enrichment to 1,700 low-income and high-risk students (78% living at or near poverty) at 23 elementary schools in northern New Mexico. Innovative methodology augments academic learning, cultivates positive behaviors for school and life success.

  • $1,000 from Quarrier B. Cook Advised Fund


Native American Student Services for SFPS - $5,200:  To support summer program for Native American youth, which will increase academic proficiency while bringing traditional and cultural knowledge into an urban educational setting.

  • $2,200 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund,
  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor, and
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund


Ojo Sarco Community Center - $2,750:  To provide a public space in Ojo Sarco open to all, including weekly all-ages yoga class, as well as new basketball court and climbing structure which help improve fitness.

  • $2,500 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Partners in Education Foundation – ArtWorks - $500:  To support ArtWorks, a program using the richness of Santa Fe’s arts community to help SFPS 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


Pueblo de Abiquiu Library & Cultural Center - $5,750:  To support summer/fall program where children and youth learn about local plant cultivation and acequia system through participation in an archaeological dig in collaboration with UC Berkeley and through reading books, gardening, workshops with elders, and art projects.

  • $2,500 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor,
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Pueblo of Pojoaque – Tewa Language Immersion Program - $6,450:  To support access to Tewa language instruction by Pueblo children, as well as cultural activities that highlight the importance of language in Pueblo religion and traditions.

  • Includes $1,200 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


REEL Fathers - $250:  To support in-school writing and performance intensive (Fathers in Focus) to engage 7-9th grade teens in a powerful inquiry into what it means to be a father – building awareness, acceptance, and vision, as students develop their personal voice and language skills.

  • $250 from Quarrier B. Cook Fund 


SAGE ABQ - $5,000:  To support education and training programs to Santa Fe/Los Alamos area nursing homes, senior communities, and other elder care providers to help create LGBTQ-friendly environments.

  • $5,000 from Envision Fund


Santa Fe Alliance for Science - $6,000:  To support outreach program in science and math education for K-12 Santa Fe students through elementary school science fair mentoring and judging, high school tutoring, Science Café for Young Thinkers series, and teach enrichment programs.

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


Santa Fe Botanical Garden - $1,000:  To support collaboration with the Santa Fe Community Educators Network and City of Santa Fe Children and Youth Commission to work with summer camps throughout the city to provide low-cost, engaging, and educational programs.

  • $1,000 from Quarrier B. Cook Advised Fund


Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club - $500:  To support Art Therapy Program which utilizes art as a safe outlet for children ages 5-12 to express thoughts and emotions, problem solve, and build self-confidence and resilience. One-on-one support provided by trained staff to young members who have experienced trauma resulting in emotional or behavioral issues that affect their daily lives.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund


Santa Fe Children’s Museum - $2,000:  To support programs in an informal setting for children to use their hands and minds together, as a complement to more formal classroom programs.

  • $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund


Santa Fe Girls School - $1,500:  To support an intentionally small, academically challenging and emotionally safe educational setting to 40+ middle school girls; assisting them in meeting their highest expectations for themselves, and in establishing positive lifelong learning patterns for success in high school, college and adult years.

  • $1,500 from Lauren Eaton Prescott Charitable Fund


Santa Fe Indian Center - $2,000:  To support youth programs, education/arts/culture programs, health workshops, community events, and emergency assistance to individuals and families in need.

  • $2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund


Santa Fe Institute - $1,000:  To support Prize for Scientific Excellence and Prize for Outstanding Teacher awards and an event to honor outstanding high school science students and teachers in the Santa Fe Community.

  • $1,000 from Lauren Eaton Prescott Charitable Fund


Santa Fe Science Initiative - $5,250:  To support classroom teachers and their students by building their confidence and knowledge in current science practice and pedagogy.

  • $5,000 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment Fund, and
  • $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund


Scrub Club @ Capital High School - $5,000:  To support extended learning opportunities through a scaffolding 3-year process that students follow, with support of teen mentors from the Medical Science Academy. Students learn critical thinking, inquiry- and problem-based learning, and hands-on experiences.  

STEM Santa Fe - $2,000:  To help sustain and increase our capacity to provide quality out-of-school enrichment and mentoring programs through leading after-school STEM clubs to mentor students to attend and enter STEM competitions, organizing inspiring STEM events such as Expanding Your Horizons conference and Julia Robinson Math Festival.

  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor


Talpa Community Center Association, Inc. - $4,750:  To support State Certified Public Library housed in Center with 12 computers in adult and children’s rooms, over 6,000 books, and several hundred DVDs.

  • $2,500 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund,
  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


The Family YMCA & Española Teen Center - $16,000:  To support intervention and prevention programs during out-of-school time, including summer, to help keep at-risk teens in school, improve student grades through tutoring, teach life-skills in classes, and connect youth to their community through service-learning projects.

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


Truchas Services Center, Inc. - $12,000:  To support community programs including the public library, preschool (non-income based), summer program for K-6th graders, as well as several adult interest-based groups.

  • Includes $1,000 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and
  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund


United Way of Santa Fe County - $15,000:  To support Pre-K program for three- and four-year olds to provide our community’s children with the very best start for succeeding in school and in life.  

Young Fathers of Santa Fe - $1,250:  To support group and case management services in support of young fathers meeting the needs of and developing deep connection to their children. Fathers receive continued support, are connected to community resources; groups are offered to middle school boys where healthy masculinity and respect are encouraged.

  • $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund


Youth Heartline - $2,250:  To support a year-round, out-of-school education and enrichment program located in a low-income housing development, which delivers high-quality, fun, and meaningful arts, literacy, and technology activities aimed at improving educational and life outcomes for participants.

  • $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and
  • $250 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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