Fall 2018 Health & Wellbeing Community Grants Awarded

Total of $562,100 granted:

Angioma Alliance - $5,000: To support the Baca Family Historical Project which created a paradigm-shifting initiative by giving equal weight to celebrating family heritage and connections to disease education. By connecting descendant of Cristobal Baca, through genealogy and health education, the stigma of the Common Hispanic Mutation, a genetic form of cerebral cavernous angioma, is reduced.

American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Foundation - $43,750: To support efforts to ensure ACLU is on the front lines fighting to keep families together, challenging anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies, reforming criminal justice system, and expanding access to reproductive healthcare. [$25,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $10,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $2,500 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Bienvenidos Outreach, Inc. - $14,250: To help enhance weekly food programs by adding healthier food selections for children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions who are the most vulnerable of clients. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $3,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund, $3,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $1,000 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and 4250 from TW Family Fund]

Cancer Foundation for New Mexico - $12,300: To support in-need northern New Mexican cancer patients by offering consistent services of transportation reimbursement, overnight lodging, grocery cards, and support groups, to ensure their access to required treatment in Santa Fe. [Includes $5,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, $2,000 from Shelly Koffler Humane Fund, and $300 from Rabinowe Family Fund]

Casa Milagro - $12,250: To provide a safe home and foster community for formerly homeless people with mental and behavioral health challenges. [Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico - $500: To provide 20 grieving kids with a year of peer support groups at no cost. Group activities are age-appropriate and allow the opportunity for kids to tell their story, recognize their own healthy coping techniques, and share with others who are their age. [$500 from Kia Ora Fund]

Comedor de San Pasqual - $1,000: To support provision of Food Pantry Bags with each evening meal, twice a week at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall in Las Vegas, NM. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

Coming Home Connection - $4,500: To provide volunteer training and support as they support clients that no other home care agency can, whether it is volunteer end-of-life care, standing in for family until they can arrive in an emergency, saving lives of people with no support system, providing free respite care to families looking after a loved one with dementia, or simply keeping lonely people company. [$$1,000 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from O.N. MacGregor Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Kia Ora Fund, $500 from TW Family Fund, $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Court Appointed Special Advocates, 1st Judicial District - $19,000: To support foster children in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and severe neglect; ensuring these children are no longer in harm’s way, are in a safe, loving foster home; and have the supports needed to thrive. [Includes $5,000 from Anasazi Fund, $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $500 from Marv Freedman & Kim Phuong Nguyen Fund, and $500 from Rabinowe Family Fund]

DOWNWIND - $1,000: To support production of DOWNWIND, a film intended to advance public awareness of the untold stories of abandonment and decades-long suffering of New Mexicans downwind from the first detonation of a nuclear bomb. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

Drug Policy Alliance - $8,250: DPA seeks to unwind mass incarceration and the system of racial oppression it upholds, to prevent drug overdose fatalities, and other harms of drug misuse, and to end marijuana prohibition and establish sensible regulations for adult access in a way that advances equity and justice. [Includes $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $500 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

El Ranchito de los Ninos Foundation - $8,750: To assist with keeping children in a safe home, giving them quality healthcare and education. [$4,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $3,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Española Community Market Co-op - $5,250: To support SNAP-UP, a program providing nutritional equity for Rio Arriba County families on SNAP. This project would aggregate the purchasing power of the family’s SNAP allocation if local or natural foods are purchased. [Includes $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund]

Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families - $41,250: To support Seeds of Hope children’s program which provides trauma-informed interventions with children and their families to increase safety and build strengths, and increase resilience. [Includes $10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $10,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, $5,000 from Anasazi Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Mary Anne and Bruce Larsen Fund, $1,000 from Rabinowe Family Fund, $1,000 from Valerie & Bud Hamilton Family Fund, $500 from Kia Ora Fund, $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from TW Family Fund]

Feeding Santa Fe - $9,500: To support up to 900 food bags/week, which are given at no cost year-round to low income families, individuals, seniors, and veterans struggling to put food on the table. Included is a drive-thru food pantry and outreach efforts to serve those not aware of the program, elderly, and disabled without transportation. [$5,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $500 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment, and $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Food Depot - $38,750: To support provision of over 450,000 meals each month to 57,000 people in need through direct services programs and by providing food to 145 partner nonprofit programs such as food pantries. [$14,000 from Anasazi Fund, $10,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $3,000 from Gale Family Fund, $2,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $2,000 from Cabin Fund, $2,000 from TW Family Fund, $1,500 from Jordan & David Smith Fund, $1,000 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund, $1,000 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $500 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $500 from Anya & Henry Bagley Fund, $500 from Feldman Family Fund, and $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund]

Friendship Club - $16,250: To provide a safe “sanctuary” for seven different recovery programs and meetings, and support efforts to host over 66 meetings each week with 250 people coming through our doors each day, 365 days a year. [Includes $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $500 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment, $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Interfaith Community Shelter Group - $19,000: To support continued operation of the only “come-as-you-are” or “minimal barrier” shelter in northern New Mexico, accepting everyone regardless of condition or circumstance, including their pets. [$5,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, $5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $2,500 from Gale Family Fund, $2,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Aceves-London Family Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $750 from TW Family Fund, $500 from Anya & Henry Bagley Fund, $500 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Kitchen Angels - $17,250: To support delivery program providing freshly prepared meals five days a week to homebound chronically or terminally ill people who lack the resources to consistently provide meals for themselves. [Includes $1,000 from Gale Family Fund, $750 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $250 from TW Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico - $1,250: To support vision of granting the wish of every eligible child and providing life-changing experiences for wish kids and families at a time when it truly needed. [$1,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Many Mothers - $7,000: To provide free, in-home nurturing support to any family following the birth or adoption of a baby, helping to ease fatigue, stress, depression, and feelings of isolation, enabling the family to better nurture and bond with the baby. [Includes $2,000 from Buckman Family Fund]

Mesa to Mesa - $5,250: To increase capacity to assist low-income residents, free of charge, in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos counties with small home repairs; in many cases, allowing a family to remain in their home. [Includes $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund]

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center - $17,750: To support health access and safety for immigrant victims of domestic violence, and neglected, abandoned, and abused children; as well as provide free immigration legal services and advocacy in partnership with community organizations. [Includes $1,000 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $500 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

New Mexico Legal Aid - $16,500: To provide free civil legal aid to low-income individuals and victims of violence to address social determinants that affect their well-being. Funds will support families leading safer lives, keeping their homes, and having more economic security to build better futures. [Includes $1,000 from ABCD Fund, and $500 from Seahollow Family Fund]

New Mexico Voices for Children - $15,500: To support work with food banks and food pantries in northern New Mexico to help them better understand the legislative proposals to tax food and nonprofit organizations, the implications for their organizations and constituents, and the actions they can take to address the issue through a convening to be held in Santa Fe during the first weeks of the 2019 legislative session. [Includes $500 from Seahollow Family Fund]

Planned Parenthood of New Mexico - $38,050: To support the Responsible Sex Education Institute program, which aims to educate and empower individuals and communities to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health through the provision of developmentally-appropriate medically-accurate sex education. [Includes $10,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $5,000 from ABCD Fund, $5,000 from Margarita & Thomas J. Kintz Fund, $1,000 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $1,000 from O.N. MacGregor Fund, $500 from Seahollow Family Fund, $300 from Haines & Nancy Gaffner Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

R & R for Vets - $7,500: To provide repair/replacement of roofs and home damage through direct services to disabled vets or their surviving spouses in need. [$5,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, and $2,500 from ABCD Fund]

REEL Fathers - $250: To support combined effort with Esperanza Shelter to tell stories through movies to add emotional impact to Esperanza’s 52-week court-ordered program for male offenders. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

RESOLVE Violence Prevention - $10,250: To support teaching youth and adults skills to prevent violence in their communities and defend themselves and others against violence through collaborations with schools, tribal communities, and nonprofits. [Includes $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico - $1,000: To support Ronald McDonald Family Room at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. [$1,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund]

Samaritan House - $10,500: To provide emergency food, shelter, and case management with referral for any needed treatment for target areas of San Miguel, Mora, and Guadalupe counties. [Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

Santa Fe Need & Deed - $5,750: To support meal program at Monday Meal Outreach to street homeless, as well as assist homeless adults to navigate social services, healthcare systems, and identify resources. [Includes $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Santa Fe Public Schools ADELANTE Program - $7,250: To support empowerment of students and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability through provision of bilingual, culturally-competent services, including academic assistance, material aid, case management, emergency funds, and weekly family programs. [$5,000 from Anonymous Memorial Fund, $1,000 from TW Family Fund, $750 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $500 from Rabinowe Family Fund]

Searchlight New Mexico - $17,000: To support the continued pursuit of quality journalism, to maintain our system of democracy and make New Mexico a better place for children. [Includes $2,000 from Just Woke Up Advised Fund]

Share Your Care Adult Services - $10,000: To support adult day services for vulnerable adults and seniors in Santa Fe City and County by opening Share Your Care – Santa Fe.

Sky Center/New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project - $15,500: To support a continuum of no-cost collaborative suicide prevention strategies directly impacting the well-being of some of the neediest Santa Fe Youth, ages zero to 21, and their families. [Includes $250 from Rev. Moses J. Silverman Memorial Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

St. Elizabeth Shelter - $51,500: To support five residential programs – two emergency shelters and three longer-term supportive housing apartment complexes – and outreach services to those still living on the streets. [$35,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $5,000 from Las Campanas Community Fund, $5,000 from Gale Family Fund, $2,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,500 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment, $1,000 from Cabin Fund, $1,000 from TW Family Fund, and $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Taos Elders & Neighbors Together (TENT) - $250: To help subsidize elders in Taos living below the poverty line who cannot afford membership fee which covers insurance, volunteer screening, virtual office fees, and a part-time volunteer coordinator. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic - $11,500: To support basic medical, dental, and vision services to the underserved, Hispanic immigrant, and/or uninsured population (mostly Spanish-speaking) in Santa Fe and surrounding communities; and provide a variety of assistance programs: Braces, Pack-to-school, Christmas gift cards, and Easter baskets. [Includes $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund]

Youth Shelters & Family Services - $30,500: To support programs such as Youth Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program, Supportive Transitions to Adulthood through Re-housing, Cold Weather Shelter, northern New Mexico Independent Living Project, Street Outreach, Community Counseling Center, and Pregnant and Parenting Youth Initiative, which provide life-changing services to homeless, runaway and in-crisis youth up to age 25. [Includes $5,000 from Anasazi Fund, $5,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $1,500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Rabinowe Family Fund, $750 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment, $750 from TW Family Fund, $500 from Kia Ora Fund, $500 from Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment, and $500 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

YouthWorks - $4,250: To support Culinary Arts Training Program which provides daily after-school meals to low income students enrolled in the SFPS 21st Century afterschool programs at 14 schools. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund, $1,000 from Sanford & Jane Brickner Advised Fund, $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $750 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment, $250 from Seahollow Family Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

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Diane Hamamoto
Grants Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008


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