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Getting Started: Where to Give

Santa Fe Community Foundation offers many ways to assist you in achieving your philanthropic goals. You can direct your charitable gift to one of the current funds of the Foundation, or you can create your own fund.

Community Leadership Fund

The Community Leadership Fund allows the Foundation to provide important services to improve the community in three important ways.  Read more >>

Unrestricted Grantmaking Funds

These Funds support the Foundation’s annual grantmaking to nonprofit organizations focused on the arts, economic opportunity, the environment, education, and health and human services.

  • Circle of Care for Health and Human Services Endowment Fund
    This permanent endowment fund was created by a "circle" of generous individuals who made gifts of $10,000 to the fund.  Income earned from investments is used to make grants to nonprofits that the Foundation selects in the fields of Health and Human Services.
  • Circle of Care for the Arts Endowment Fund
    This permanent endowed fund is being built by a "circle" of generous individuals who are donating $10,000 to the fund.  Income earned from investments is used to make grants to nonprofits that the Foundation selects in the field of Arts.
  • Economic Opportunity Endowment  Fund
    This is a permanent endowed fund and the income earned from investments is used to make grants to nonprofits that the Foundation selects in the field of economic opportunity.
  • Environment Endowment Fund
    This is a permanent endowed fund and the income earned from investments is used to make grants to nonprofits that the Foundation selects in efforts to protect and improve the environment.
  • Education Endowment Fund
    This is a permanent endowed fund and the income earned from investments is used to make grants to nonprofits that the Foundation selects in the field of education.

Foundation Initiatives

The Foundation has established a number of initiatives to address the needs of specific populations. Read more >>

Empty Stocking Fund

In cooperation with The Santa Fe New Mexican, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Presbyterian Medical Services, the Salvation Army, and Life Link, the Empty Stocking Fund helps scores of needy families during the winter season.  Read more >>

Special Santa Fe Community Foundation Funds

Throughout the years, caring donors have created special funds to address specific needs in the community.  You can join the causes you care about by contributing to established funds addressing these needs.  Read more >>

Endowed Agency Funds

Both donors and nonprofit agencies have had the foresight to establish Endowed Agency Funds at the Foundation to benefit the named nonprofit agency in perpetuity.  See if your favorite agencies are on our Agency Endowment Fund List.

Create Your Own Fund

You may be ready to establish your own fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation.  To find out more, read Create Your Own Fund at the Foundation.

Your Contacts for Where to Give

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy
(505) 988-9715 x 7002


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