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Education

OUR CAUSE

Education philanthropy at the Foundation

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is committed to funding organizations and schools that prioritize learning and career readiness. Our education programs focus on direct support to Santa Fe Public School classrooms and teachers as well as to programs that provide targeted outreach for young parents, and the administration of scholarship funds for students on their pathway to college.

We believe in access to quality, affordable education both in and out-of-schools, including summer opportunities. The programs listed below support school readiness, reading, and math proficiency, high school graduation rates, and engagement with youth ages 12-24 who are not in school/not working.

Programs
Priority Areas

Education funding priorities

Direct support for Santa Fe Public Schools
Wrap around services for young parents
Birth to career success for all Santa Fe children and families
Scholarship opportunities for college bound students

Programs

Our education programs

Dollars4Schools

Dollars4Schools, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation since 2013, is a web-based funding resource for Santa Fe's public and charter school teachers. Dollars4Schools is 100% committed to student success and classroom support. Our unique grassroots structure provides teachers with a local "helping-hand." From funding teachers directly for classroom programs to providing students with school supplies, backpacks and winter coats, Dollars4schools connects community and classrooms every day in Santa Fe. Please visit outo learn more about how you can support public education in Santa Fe, and how 100% of every donation goes directly to a Santa Fe classroom.

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Expanding Opportunity for Young Families

Expanding Opportunity for Young Families (EOYF) aims to increase young parents of color’s successful entry into, retention, and completion of education and career pathways through alignment of services and systems innovation. It is a multigenerational approach that recognizes that supporting young parents’ educational and professional success includes supporting their young children and their families. Together with community partner organizations, young parents are co-leaders of this work to advance their families’ and community’s wellbeing and economic mobility

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Opportunity Santa Fe

Opportunity Santa Fe, a community collaborative initiative supported by the Santa Fe Community Foundation, is a collective impact effort among committed leaders and stakeholders to achieve birth to career success for all Santa Fe children, families, and communities by aligning our strategies, actions, and resources to improve outcomes.

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Michael S. Currier Scholarship Fund

The Michael S. Currier Scholarship Fund was established at the Santa Fe Community Foundation in 2000 to honor the memory of Michael S. Currier. This Fund provides renewable scholarships to low-income students from northern New Mexico pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution. Students should demonstrate exceptional talent, innovative thinking and/or creativity in a specific field of study. Scholarships are paid to the educational institution in the student’s name to subsidize the costs of tuition, fees, books, and educational-related expenses.

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NextGen Awards $20,000 in Education

NextGen, the Santa Fe Community Foundation's group of young philanthropists, capped off its fourth grantmaking cycle by awarding $20,000 in grants to two local organizations that are working to advance education.

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Our team is eager to assist you! If you are interested in learning more and getting involved with our education work, contact us.

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Annmarie McLaughlin

Senior Director of Community Programs