Spring 2017 Education Grantees

Total of $58,250 granted:

Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance - $15,250:  To support revitalization of Gallinas River Park in Las Vegas, including involving youth in this effort through convening a local team of students to help restore a park wetland and develop interpretive signage to educate the public.

  • Includes $5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, and
  • $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

New Energy Economy - $1,000:  To support the Pueblo of Cochiti’s Sol Not Coal solarization of the Hahn Community Center, thereby allowing the Pueblo to redirect funds previously spent on electricity to expand health and cultural programs for the 500+ elderly, children and families served by the center.

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

New Mexico Environmental Law Center - $8,500:  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.

  • $5,000 from ABCD Fund,
  • $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund,
  • $1,000 from Castagnola Family Fund, and
  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

River Source - $2,000:  To support mentoring, job shadowing, and work in environmental protection, restoring rivers and damaged watersheds, and community service for 18-25 year old Native Americans.

  • $2,000 from an anonymous donor

Santa Fe Conservation Trust - $10,000:  To support permanent protection of land in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel counties, and creation of trails to increase access to nature.  

Santa Fe Watershed Association - $11,000:  To support Adopt-An-Arroyo program 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.

  • Includes $1,000 from Castagnola Family Fund

Taos Land Trust - $500:  To support Community Conservation Plan for newly-acquired 20-acre downtown property through engagement of Taos residents (including Spanish-speakers and youth), thereby giving an opportunity for diverse community to voice priorities for sustainable local food production, conservation of open spaces, and expanded access to outdoor recreation.

  • $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund

Tewa Women United - $10,000:  To support the Healing Foods Oasis which will provide opportunities to engage local and indigenous community members in poor, rural, underserved communities to experience benefits of sustainable agriculture, and expand knowledge of linkages between foods, Native cultures, and involvement in food justice.

  • $5,000 from ABCD Fund,
  • $4,000 from an anonymous donor, and
  • $1,000 from Native American Advised Endowment 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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