Additional Upcoming Events

Better Board Planning Ensures Better Results
Tue, 08 Dec 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

At the Heart: Gender Justice and the Philanthropic Response to COVID-19
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Using Photo Voice for Grant Writing with Mabel Gonzalez
Wed, 16 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Non-SFCF Nonprofit Community Events and Announcements 

November 10 - December 3, 2020

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) will host its third Journalism Under Fire conference from November 10 to December 3, 2020. All digital for the first time, this year’s theme is Covering Crisis and will feature leading journalists, photojournalists, political cartoonists, academics and activists. Together, they’ll address, dissect, and illustrate how journalism is covering today’s overlapping crises – all on the heels of the coming U.S. elections.

There will be at least four remote sessions per week, beginning on November 10th, 2020, with a star-studded Grand Opening Event including two-time Pulitzer Prize winners, Nicholas Kristof and Dana Priest, and concluding on December 3rd 2020. Participants may purchase an all-conference pass for more than 20 sessions at $120 or a flex-pass to attend half of the sessions at $65. Tickets for individual sessions are also available at $10 each. SFCIR member discounts available.

Journalism Under Fire is made possible with the partnership of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the American Society of Photgraphers (ASMP), Global Ties U.S., World Affairs Councils of America, the Santa Fe New Mexican, Abili, KSFR, and funding support from the New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

November 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

with Frank Ostaseski; Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

This special program is a plunge into the power of navigating turmoil. It explores how to center ourselves by drawing on basic goodness, resilience practices, heart wisdom, and living by vow. The program includes teachings, practices, and explorations.

Pre-registration, with a suggested donation, is required to receive the Zoom link which will be sent 24 hours in advance. Register online,, or 505-986-8518 ext. 112.

Through November 31, 2020

The Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (regional transportation planning) is hosting a Santa Fe Youth Transportation/Urban Design Photo Competition. The contest runs through November 30th, youth ages 13-18 can participate, and the top four photos will win cash prizes. Participation in the contest is free. Contact with questions.

November 9 - December 1, 2020

000 Esperanza

Esperanza Shelter's Holiday Trees of Hope fundraiser is now live! Bid on a fully decorated tree. The winning bidder will receive the fully decorated tree at their front door. Auction is active from November 9, 2020, to December 1, 2020. Please click here for display of trees. All proceeds benefit our COVID emergency fund.

For more information please contact, Marcos Zubia, Director of Development at


December 9, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Going Local: Drug Policy Reform in New Mexico is a free virtual event hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance and co-hosts Casa de Salud, Crossroads for Women, Law Offices of the Public Defender, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Mexico Voices for Children, The Lieving Group, LLC, and the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico.

Our New Mexico communities face challenges, but we can work together to support the health and wellbeing of residents by taking action on locally based drug policy solutions and interventions. Join use to learn about the collaborations, successes, and progress being made in New Mexico and local communities across the nation. All community members and leaders are welcome.

Topics include: Reducing the Role of the Criminal Justice System in responding to drug use and decriminalization at a local level, Community access to harm reduction and treatment services, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in corrections/jails, Injectable Opioid Treatment, Supervised Consumption Services, Safety First - Drug Education for Youth and Housing First/Harm Reduction Housing.

Please contact Michele Lis at or 505-670-2370 for questions and additional information.

December 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Ease and Joy of Mornings - An Introduction to Zen Meditation

Led by Matthew Kozan Palevsky, this gentle half-day meditation retreat is ideal for those new to Zen. Kozan offers a Dharma Talk and instruction on Zen meditation. Suitable for all levels of practitioners.

This program will be presented via Zoom with the link sent 24 hours in advance. Register online,, or 505-986-8518 ext. 112. Donations are deeply appreciated.

Through December 31, 2020

SITE Santa Fe is pleased to announce that we will be making our Auditorium available to local non-profit organizations, Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm, until December 31, 2020, at a minimal rate to cover SITE’s hard costs. Some ideal uses for the space:

– In-person staff or board meetings for an organization whose usual meeting space can no longer accommodate social distancing practices
– Production of virtual content
– Small workshops or classes
– Something else you dream up!

While SITE currently cannot use our Auditorium for large in-person events and public programs, this multi-purpose space can still serve our community in new ways guided by COVID-safe practices. Use of the space shall be subject to the State’s current public health restrictions as they relate to COVID-19. Visit our website for more information and to submit an inquiry form!

Through December 31, 2020

The New Mexico Finance Authority invites nonprofit organizations in need of financial assistance to explore a loan from the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund. Created by the NM Legislature during the June 2020 Special Session, this $400 million program provides low-interest loans to nonprofits and other businesses that experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic. The three-year loans may be used for a variety of expenses, do not require collateral, and have no payments for the first year.

Loan amounts are twice the 2019 average monthly expenses, up to $75,000. The current interest rate is 1.625%, payments are interest-only for the first three years, and the loan may be extended for an additional three years.

For eligibility and application information, visit The application will be open until 12/31/2020 or until funds are gone, and the loan process takes approximately ten business days.

Questions? Email: or call (505) 984-1454.


Kicking off Santa Fe Habitat's COVID Screen Project – do you know a business who needs protective screening!? 😷 Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity is proud to share that a small group of our "regs" (regular volunteers) are working hard from their homes to provide protective screening to help keep local businesses safe. These innovative and engineer-minded volunteers are building custom plastic framing to allow local stores to continue operations in a safe capacity that socially distances customers from staff. These screens are free of charge for businesses who aren't able to afford similar products.

Our volunteers have adapted the Habitat model to this project to ensure the screens are financially accessible to the public. The labor and materials are available free-of-charge. We hope that businesses who receive protective screening, will in-turn, contribute in-kind donations as they are able to help cover the hard costs for volunteers to build more frames! We are proud to see this volunteer group spearheading such a vital community project to proactively support the community by using their engineering skills to build custom screens!

Help us spread the word about our COVID Screen Project to local businesses. For inquiries and questions, please contact Project Organizer, Bill Koogler, at or by calling the Santa Fe Habitat Office (505) 986-5880.

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