WHAT WE DO
Our mission & vision
The Santa Fe Community Foundation inspires philanthropic generosity, strengthens nonprofits, and fosters positive change to build a more vibrant, healthy, and resilient region. We envision a thriving northern New Mexico, where all people can find opportunity, build connections, and contribute to the well-being of their communities.
A popular saying here at the Foundation is "teamwork makes the dream work." Get to know the dedicated members of our staff and board who work together to bring our mission to life.
Out of reverence for this unique place we call home, we value:
We recognize the systemic injustice in our community and commit to prioritizing equity and belonging in how we operate and the work we do.
While responsive to immediate challenges, we stay committed to long-term strategies and investments that strengthen our region's capacity to navigate social, economic, and ecological change.
As a trusted learning organization, we initiate and engage in authentic, respectful dialogue to understand, include, and respond to the rich diversity of voices and ideas in our region.
We strive to expand the understanding and practice of philanthropy and to engage the generosity of wealth, knowledge, and the spirit of all people in northern New Mexico.
We acknowledge that the building where we work is located on unceded Tewa lands known by the original inhabitants as O’ghe P’oghe – White Shell, Water Place. We recognize that our full focus area—the current counties of Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Santa Fe—encompasses land that has been inhabited by Indigenous people for countless generations and is currently home to Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, and Tesuque Pueblos.
We honor the people of the past, present, and future who live on, hold sacred, and steward these lands. We acknowledge these lands as immigrants and visitors, recognizing that historical harm and trauma cannot be undone. We commit to actively continuing our learning journey and supporting the healing necessary in our organization and communities.
Our contribution in numbers
We're proud to be the largest nonprofit funder in New Mexico, partnering with hundreds of individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in our region.
42 years of service
$130+million given in grants
550+ charitable funds
3,000+ organizations supported
Our corporate partners in philanthropy
We are proud to partner with these outstanding businesses in fostering a culture of community philanthropy: