Envision Fund Awards $100,000 in Grants
Envision Fund Awards $100,000 to Nonprofits
The Envision Fund, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the largest LGBTQ+ funder in New Mexico, is pleased to announce $100,000 in grants to 16 LGBTQ+-serving nonprofit organizations across New Mexico.
The 2022 grants support the Fund’s four priorities: creating an HIV-Free generation in New Mexico; combatting discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in whatever form (such as employment, housing, immigration, access to health services); supporting school-based programs that create a safe environment for all students, including LGBTQ+ students; and promoting reproductive health.
2022 Grantees include:
H2 Academic Solutions Scholarship Fund
Heart Gallery of New Mexico Foundation
Justice Access Support and Solutions for Health
New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus
New Mexico Legal Aid
Santa Fe Dreamers Project
Santa Fe Public Schools, Office of Student Wellness
Sky Center/NM Suicide Intervention Project
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
Tri-M Millennial Music Makers Productions
UNM Truman Health Services
Way Out West Film Fest
Valencia Shelter Service
"The Envision Fund committee is honored to make grantmaking decisions that will not only shore up the work of the many LGBTQ+ agencies and groups serving our statewide community but, in doing so, we also help to save lives,” said Marsie Silvestro, Envision Fund Committee Chair.
The Envision Fund was started in 1997 with support from national foundations and discretionary resources at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. In 2017, the Envision Fund was relaunched as a statewide funder supporting LGBTQ+ organizations outside of the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s traditional footprint of grantmaking in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Mora, and San Miguel counties.
“This year, the Envision Fund celebrates 25 years of serving our region’s LGBTQ+ communities,” said Christopher Goett, President & CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. “We’re incredibly grateful for the leadership and support of our advisory committee, nonprofit partners, and donors as we work together toward a New Mexico where everyone can thrive.”
Today, the Envision Fund is the largest philanthropic entity in New Mexico dedicated solely to serving the LGBTQ+ population. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded over $1.1 million to nonprofits across the state.
The Fund is possible due to the leadership of its advisory committee and the generosity of its many supporters both institutional and individual. To learn more and donate to the Envision Fund, please visit www.santafecf.org/causes/lgbtq or call 505.988.9715.