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.

Priority Areas

Education funding priorities

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


Our education programs


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.

An assortment of brightly-colored pencils, pens, scissors, notebooks, rulers, paperclips, and many other school supplies

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.

Backs of graduating high school students wearing caps, gowns, and orange tassels looking into bright sunlight

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Santa Fe Community Foundation Awards $445,000 to Nonprofits

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is pleased to announce $445,000 in grants to 38 nonprofits as a part of our 2022 fall grants cycle.

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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, Community Programs