COVID-19 Relief Support and Resources

The Santa Fe Community Foundation, in collaboration with a growing list of partners, donors and nonprofits, has activated a number of COVID-19 efforts in an attempt to drive philanthropic dollars to where they are needed most.

Where to give and apply (see below for more details):

COVID-19 Response Fund:

  • Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and/or Mora Counties
  • Organizations must hold 501c3 nonprofit status from the IRS (or have a fiscal sponsor) or be a federally-recognized tribe. 
  • Will support a diverse array of needs during the crises (see below)

Empty Stocking Fund:

The Empty Stocking Fund provides support for housing assistance, car repairs, home heating, utility bills, etc.

Early Childhood COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund:

The New Mexico Early Childhood Funders Group (NMECFG) is making grants intended to address critical gaps in services that affect infants, toddlers, and their families during this uncertain time. Funding decisions will be made weekly by the NMECFG. 

Native American Advised Fund:

  • Organizations should be operating within the state of New Mexico and be a direct service provider to the 23 Federally-recognized tribal nations in New Mexico (Hopi Tribe in Arizona will be included as well)
  • Organizations must hold 501c3 nonprofit status from the IRS (or have a fiscal sponsor), or be a federally-recognized tribal government.

All Together NM Fund:

Statewide and facilitated by the  New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations. Its member organizations include: the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the Taos Community Foundation. 

Resources and Information

Opportunity Santa FeExpanding Opportunity for Young Families -EOYF Santa Fe, and New Mexico Health Equity Partnership have come together to create www.santafecommunityresource.org to help community partners and families locate the resources they need. This site is available in both English and Spanish and is intended to be a living resource.

Please see PNM's list of COVID relief initiatives, Chainbreaker Collective's Eviction Prevention Fund, Emergency Support Function 6—Community Fund: Emergency Food Distribution, NM Special Session CARES Act, COVID Relief Act Highlights, and NB3 Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund.

Click HERE for a comprehensive list of COVID testing sites in Santa Fe.

COVID-19 Response Fund
The Santa Fe Community Foundation has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide critical and timely resources to nonprofits serving our communities on the frontline during this unprecedented time. We have strong nonprofits supporting our communities and the demands will no doubt test their capacities. The COVID-19 Response Fund will drive resources to these many groups.

For a full list of COVID-19 Response Fund contributors and grantees through December 31, 2020, please click here.


Please note: At this time, the competitive request-for-proposal (RFP) process for the COVID-19 Response Fund has come to an end. The COVID-19 Response Fund Committee is working on securing additional funding, before announcing next steps. Thank you again for the tremendous support you are offering the community, particularly during these unprecedented times.

The COVID-19 Response Fund supports a diverse array of needs during the crisis. Priority areas include:

  • Temporary Financial Aid, Housing/Emergency Shelter, and Housing Expense Assistance: cash assistance, rent and utility assistance, temporary housing, PPE and operating expenses for shelters.
  • Education: technology needs associated with distance learning and modified spaces to accommodate in-person education.
  • Food, Water, and Meal Distribution/Production: food banks, community pantries, water and food delivery services.
  • Healthcare: physical, mental and behavioral health services
  • Household and Healthcare Supplies: health care equipment and supplies, cleaning supplies, diapers, PPE.
  • Information Services: access to mental health services, crisis intervention, case management, referrals, preventative healthcare; essential humanitarian basic aid, benefits, cultural and language needs.

 General Guidelines:

  • Organizations must hold 501c3 nonprofit status from the IRS (or have a fiscal sponsor), or be a federally-recognized tribe
  • Organizations must serve populations in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and/or Mora Counties.
  • Grants range from $500 - $5,000
  • This application will be considered separate from any other grant application submitted to the Santa Fe Community Foundation in 2020. No information provided in this request will influence any additional funding decisions the we may be considering from your organization this year.
  • Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis. We will do our best to respond within a week of your submission if grant funding is available.
  • All funding will be unrestricted.

If your organization has already received a COVID-19 Response Fund grant, we invite you to apply for a second round of funding.  Please answer the first question (after organization and amount requested info) and type n/a in the questions to follow. 

Applicants will receive notice of having received the request and we will review applications on a rolling basis.

For questions regarding the COVID-19 Response Fund, contact foundation@santafecf.org.

Empty Stocking Fund
For over three decades, our communities have donated generously to the Empty Stocking Fund, which has served as the “Emergency Support Fund” for many who have experienced significant financial challenges. The Empty Stocking Fund provides support for housing assistance, car repairs, home heating, utility bills, etc. This year, our neighbors need this help more than ever. A one-time payment from the Fund to a landlord, utility company, etc., can help get someone out from under a burdensome debt and back on their feet.

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Early Childhood COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Six early childhood funders within the New Mexico Early Childhood Funders Group (NMECFG) have jointly contributed funds to make emergency grants to early childhood organizations and providers who are working to meet immediate needs of young children and their families during COVID-19, from childcare to tele-visits, and distributing infant/toddler supplies. Santa Fe Baby Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation is a contributing member of NMECFG and Santa Fe Community Foundation administers the NMECFG funds.

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Native American Advised Fund
The Native American Advised Fund at the Santa Fe Commnity Foundation will be providing emergency grants to tribal communities and organizations to bring food, water, and other emergency supplies to some of the hardest hit families and communities impacted by COVID-19 across the Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo Nations of New Mexico and beyond.

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All Together NM Fund
The All Together NM Fund has been established to help New Mexico respond to and eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund will be used to address immediate needs and offer long-term support for the recovery work that lies ahead.

The New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations spearheaded the idea and will coordinate the fund. Its member organizations include: the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Taos Community Foundation.


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Your Foundation Contact for COVID-19 Support and Resources

Gabriela Gomez
VP for Advancement
(505) 988-9715 ext. 7006

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