Santa Fe Community Foundation Awards $485,000 to Nonprofits

2021 Fall Grants Cycle

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is pleased to announce $485,000 in grants to 38 nonprofits as a part of its 2021 fall grants cycle.  

Through its grantmaking, the Foundation seeks to fund a broad range of nonprofit organizations in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Mora counties that are addressing unmet community needs, tracking results, and are actively collaborating and aligning their work with other community partners, including the Foundation, to improve outcomes and promote equity.

“Each grant is a steppingstone toward realizing our collective vision of a strong and vibrant northern New Mexico,” said Christopher Goett, President & CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. “We’re incredibly proud to support these nonprofits, which are as diverse and dynamic as the communities they serve.”

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In 2021, the Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a total of $45,000 to four grantees in the area of Animal Welfare. The grants, which range from$5,000 - $15,000, support nonprofits that provide services and/or advocacy to protect both domestic and wild animals by addressing population control, cruelty prevention, wellbeing, and the reintroduction/conservation of native New Mexico species.

Animal Welfare Grantees:
Animal Protection of New Mexico
Espanola Valley Humane Society
Northern New Mexico Street Homeless Animal Project
Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary

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In 2021, the Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a total of $90,000 to nine grantees in the area of Cultural Vibrancy. The grants, which range from$5,000 - $15,000, support nonprofits that work to improve sense of community; openness and acceptance of the community toward people of diverse backgrounds; diverse participation in art and cultural community programs and events; and/or the preservation and strengthening of cultural heritage, traditions, and a creative economy.

Cultural Vibrancy Grantees:
Center for Contemporary Arts
Chama Arts Coalition
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
Nat Gold Players
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe Playhouse
Teatro Paraguas
True Kids 1

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In 2021, the Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a total of $60,000 to four grantees in the area of Economy Security & Opportunities. The grants, all $15,000, support nonprofits that provide career counseling and other services to attain employment; re-engage disconnected youth in paths for jobs; provide job training to low-wage earners to advance their skills; provide finance literacy training and foster the ability to save for and invest in future economic success; and/or provide opportunities to explore career paths, attain internships or apprenticeships, and enter a career with the skills to succeed.

Economic Security& Opportunities Grantees:
Assistance Dogs of the West
Chainbreaker Collective
Samaritan House
Santa Fe Business Incubator

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In 2021, the Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a total of $225,000 to 15 grantees in the area of Educational Success & Career Pathways. The grants, which range from $5,000 to $15,000, support nonprofits that work to improve school readiness, reading proficiency, math proficiency, high school graduation rates, and/or opportunity youth engagement.

Educational Success& Career Pathways Grantees:
College & Career Plaza
Collins Lake Autism Center
Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library
Ignited Minds
Institute for Computing in Research
Lensic Performing Arts Center
New Mexico Appleseed
New Mexico Highlands University Foundation
New Mexico School for the Arts - Art Institute
Ojo Sarco Community Center
Pegasus Legal Services
Reading Quest
Reel Fathers
Truchas Services Center
Turquoise Trail Charter School

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In 2021, the Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a total of $65,000 to six grantees in the area of Sustainable Agriculture & Stewardship of Resources. The grants, which range from $5,000 - $15,000, support nonprofits that work to improve local food self-sufficiency; land, air, and water health; and/or energy from renewable resources.

Sustainable Agriculture & Stewardship of Resources Grantees:
Acequia & Aquifer Water Watchers
Hermit's Peak Watershed
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors
Santa Fe Conservation Trust
Santa Fe Watershed Association

Jan 5, 2022
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