Santa Fe Baby Fund awards $70,000 in support of infant and toddler well-being
Santa Fe Baby Fund 2023 Grants
The Santa Fe Baby Fund, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation that supports the well-being of infants, toddlers, and their caretakers, is pleased to announce $70,000 in grants to six local nonprofits.
“This year’s diverse group of awardees are serving local families with unmatched dedication and care,” said Christopher Goett, President & CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation.“They understand that supporting the well-being of our youngest neighbors today not only sets the foundation for their lifelong success but the long-term health of our community.”
The 2023 grants, which range from $10,000 – $15,000, support the fund’s five priority areas: supporting the most vulnerable and underserved parents, grandparents, and other non-parent kin raising infants and toddlers; increasing access to high-quality, affordable infant and toddler care and education; supporting early childhood teachers and workforce; improving access for all adolescents and young adults seeking reproductive health services in New Mexico; and supporting family engagement programs that help build the health and financial literacy of the most vulnerable and underserved families raising infants and toddlers.
The Santa Fe Baby Fund was founded in 2012 with a seed gift from the Brindle Foundation to give Santa Fe’s youngest the best start in life possible. Research has repeatedly shown that early childhood, particularly ages prenatal to three years, is a critical developmental period with a lifelong impact on educational, social, physical, and cognitive development. To date, the fund has awarded over $500,000.
The fund is made possible through the generosity of its many supporters. To learn more and donate to the Santa Fe Baby Fund, please visit http://www.santafecf.org/causes/early-childhood or call 505.988.9715.