Matching Opportunities

If you have a matching grant challenge from a donor already in place that you would like to announce to, complete this short form to get included in our weekly eNewsletter.

Community Against Violence

The Fasken Foundation will match up to $20,000 of donations made to Community Against Violence (Taos). Funds raised before December 31, 2021 will support CAV’s services for children and adults who have experienced domestic and sexual violence, and prevention programs in north central New Mexico.

Think New Mexico

Five generous supporters who believe strongly in Think New Mexico's work – like ending predatory lending, repealing the tax on Social Security benefits, and getting more dollars to New Mexico’s classrooms – are offering challenge grants totaling $50,000, which we need to match dollar for dollar with contributions from New Mexicans like you by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 29. In addition, another supporter has offered a separate $25,000 challenge grant that must be matched with contributions from new donors, new monthly donors, or returning donors who haven't given to Think New Mexico in the past five years. All of these contributions will be matched 2:1, meaning that every $1 from a new donor, new monthly donor, or donor who hasn't given since 2016 will raise $3 to support Think New Mexico's work advancing public policy reforms that improve the lives of all New Mexicans.

Assistance Dogs of the West

Assistance Dogs of the West builds successful working partnerships between clients and dogs that empower people and open doors to new opportunities. ADW has received a matching grant of $100,000 from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation. The funding will be used to support the mission of ADW, including supporting the acquisition, training, and placement of assistance dogs for people with disabilities such as mobility impairment, autism, diabetes, seizures, traumatic brain injury, PTSD (military and civilian), anxiety and depression. ADW also trains Courthouse Facility Dogs, who work with vulnerable victims and survivors of crime in investigations and prosecutions; and Crisis Response Canines who are at the ready for first responders. Each donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. If you would like to participate in the match, you can contribute here:

Expanding Opportunity for Young Families - SFCF

Expanding Opportunity for Young Families (EOYF) aims to increase young parents’ successful entry into, retention, and completion of education and career pathways, while also supporting the development and wellbeing of their young children. The program primarily focuses on young parents of color ages 18-29 with at least one child age 5 or under. Current activities include a dedicated leadership program for young parents; supportive peer navigation to connect parents to community resources; and cohort-based support for parents to pursue a degree in health sciences through our program partner, the Santa Fe Community College. Degree attainment provides opportunities for family-sustaining career choices in our region. Local support includes a 1:1 challenge match of $30,000 from Anchorum St. Vincent. To participate in the match, contribute here to EOYF.

Wise Fool New Mexico

Wise Fool’s annual fundraiser celebrates the hard work our puppets have done for our community. Everyone in Santa Fe admires our giant puppets at protests, community events, and celebrations because they stand tall and proud. They have ignited the imagination of many and inspired others to action. For over 21 years, Wise Fool has been bringing together a community around circus arts, theatre, and the art of puppetry. Parading these giant puppets is a celebration and a team effort with someone wearing the puppet on a backpack and others operating the arms. Much like the puppets we create, Wise Fool can’t function independently, we need strong support from our community.

During the annual PHONE-A-THON on November 16th, from 5 to 7pm, we plan to raise $10,000. We are seeking matches of all our donations, even those penny jars, made during the PHONE-A-THON at a rate of 1:1. Donations can be made on our website by pressing the donate button. Any inquiries should be directed to Olimpia Newman

Pecos People for Animal Welfare Society

PAWS has a $10,000 challenge grant that is open until the end of 2021. It is for mobile spay/neuter services in underserved areas of NM to include Pueblos. PAWS will take their 30 foot mobile surgical unit to areas like Anton Chico and San Filipe Pueblo to dogs and cats that might never receive any Veterinarian care and would continue producing liter after liter of puppies and kittens. SB 57 that was passed by the NM legislature two years ago to provide low cost spay/neuters to those who needed it is tied up in court by the multibillion food manufacturers. They do not want to pay a modest increase in the fee charged to sale their product in NM.

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