Meeting the needs of local classrooms
Dollars4Schools is committed to supporting Santa Fe’s public school teachers — ensuring they have what they need for their students and their classrooms. From books and math tools to science kits, school supplies, and warm winter coats, Dollars4Schools is a trusted local resource for student success. 100% of every dollar donated to Dollars4Schools goes directly into a Santa Fe classroom.
We proudly serve Santa Fe's public schools
Our Dollars4Schools program provides funding for Santa Fe public and charter schools.
ATC (Academy for Technology and the Classics)
Acequia Madre Elementary School
Amy Biehl Community School
Aspen Community School
Atalaya Elementary School
Capital High School
Carlos Gilbert Elementary School
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Chaparral Elementary School
Desert Sage Academy
E.J. Martinez Elementary School
Early College Opportunities
El Camino Real Academy
El Dorado Community School
Gonzales Community School
Kearny Elementary School
Milagro Middle School
Nava Elementary School
New Mexico School for the Arts
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Nina Otero Community School
Nye Early Childhood Center
Ortiz Middle School
Pinon Elementary School
Ramirez Thomas Elementary School
Salazar Elementary School
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe Indian School
Sweeney Elementary School
Tierra Encantada Charter School
Turquoise Trail Charter School
The Origin of Dollars4Schools: Creating a Local Helping Hand
In 2010, after attending a Santa Fe Public School board meeting where teachers spoke about the lack of basic supplies in their classrooms, local business owners Pat and Michael French were determined to find a platform to let the public directly help Santa Fe teachers in need. While national resources existed to help teachers lacking classroom supplies, Dollars4Schools (D4S) would be unique in that all funds raised privately would go 100% to meeting local teacher needs.
Dollars4Schools: Responding to the Needs of Local Teachers & Students
A range of local community-led philanthropic initiatives are contributing to school betterment and student well-being. Here in the Santa Fe area, one shining example is the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Dollars4Schools (D4S) program.
What the community is saying
"The support from Dollars4Schools has been a huge boost for me not only in what I am able to offer students — but in knowing that I have the support of the community to help Santa Fe's children experience all the possibilities teachers love to share with them."
"We can make a difference here in Santa Fe schools."
"Thank you so much for your support of the Kiva Program. The students worked all year putting the yearbook together. We appreciate all your help and support."
Frequently asked questions
How does Dollars4Schools work?
We invite Santa Fe public and charter school teachers, principals, and staff members to submit a brief funding proposal that describes their program or area of need, how many children and grades will be served, and the total dollar amount needed to complete the project. Community donors can then look on this webpage to view current funding needs and make a donation to Dollar4Schools to support them…it’s that easy!
How does the teacher get the money?
As we receive donations, the Santa Fe Community Foundation disburses the funds through a nonprofit partner that, in turn, writes a check to the teacher. We do this on a regular basis so that donations from the community reach local classrooms quickly.
Is the money I donate tax-deductible?
Yes, Dollars4Schools is administered by the Santa Fe Community Foundation, a 501(C)3 corporation, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Is my donation used for administration?
No — 100% of your donation will support local classrooms. Costs associated with administering Dollars4Schools are covered by donations made to the Santa Fe Community Foundation's Community Leadership Fund.