Santa Fe New Mexican's Empty Stocking Fund

The 2020 Empty Stocking Fund application will open on November 1, 2020 and will close on November 30, 2020 or at 550 valid applications.

Click here to apply.

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.

Through the Empty Stocking Fund, the opportunity exists to experience the joy of helping our neighbors who live in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties. Consider making a donation today; your help is critical. Every dollar goes to those in need – The Empty Stocking Fund is a volunteer organization with no overhead.

The Empty Stocking Fund will only consider applicants who were not funded in 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018, without regard to race, creed, origin, age, disability, ethnicity, color, gender identity, marital status, or sexual orientation.

To Donate: 

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the fund at any time during the year. Please consider making your donation online (see below) or you may mail a check to:

The Empty Stocking Fund
c/o The Santa Fe Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1827
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827

To make a stock contribution please contact Gabriela Gomez, Director of Development. 

Every day from Thanksgiving through year’s end, the story of someone seeking assistance from the Empty Stocking Fund will be reported in The New Mexican, along with the names of donors. Put your name on that list!

Thank you!

$ 5,000.00
$ 2,500.00
$ 1,250.00
$ 500.00
$ 250.00
$ 100.00
Type of gift:
BILLING INFORMATION (must match credit card statement)
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Your Contact for the Empty Stocking Fund


Chad Gasper
Finance Associate
(505) 988-9715 x 7020