Santa Fe New Mexican's Empty Stocking Fund


The 2018 Empty Stocking Fund application will open on November 1, 2018 and will close on November 30, 2018 or at 550 valid applications.

Click here to apply.

For over three decades, our communities have donated generously to the Empty Stocking Fund which has served as a critical safety net for many who have experienced a significant financial challenge which cannot be met with existing resources. The Empty Stocking Fund provides support for housing assistance, car repairs, home heating, utility bills, etc. at a time when the season should be merry and bright. A one-time payment from the Fund to a landlord, utility company, etc. can help to get someone out from under a burdensome debt and back on their feet.

Through the Empty Stocking Fund, the opportunity exists to REALLY experience the joy of helping our neighbors who live in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties. Consider making a donation today; your help is critical. In addition to financial gifts, the Empty Stocking Fund is encouraging donations of needed services such as roofing repair, construction, plumbing, electrical work, HVAC repair, and firewood. Read more here.Applicants who do not have access to a computer will be able to complete an application on line at several public places free of charge including:

    • Santa Fe Public Main Library at 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe. Phone: 505-955-6780
    • Oliver La Farge Branch Library at 1730 Llano Street, Santa Fe. Phone: 505-955-4860
    • Southside Library at 6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe. Phone: 505-955-2810
    • New Mexico Workforce Connection, 301 W. De Vargas St., Santa Fe. Phone: 505-827-7434

The Empty Stocking Fund will only consider applicants who were not funded in 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017, without regard to race, creed, origin, age, disability, ethnicity, color, gender identity, marital status, or sexual orientation.


Every day from Thanksgiving through year’s end, the story of someone seeking assistance from the Empty Stocking Fund will be reported in The New Mexican.

You can make a tax deductible donation to the fund at any time during the year. Please consider making your donation online or you may mail a check to:

The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund
c/o The Santa Fe Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1827
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827

To make a stock contribution please contact Sarah Sawtell.

In November and December, if you can provide a needed service such as roofing, home repairs, etc. contact Fritz with Habitat for Humanity at 505- 986 - 5880  .

Your Contact for the Empty Stocking Fund


Chad Gasper
Development and Donor Services Associate
(505) 988-9715 x 7020

Tribute Cards

Send an E-Card with your online Empty Stocking contribution.

Each year we hear from Santa Feans who are forgoing material gifts for friends and family in favor of an honorary contribution to the Empty Stocking Fund. We support this tradition! This year, when you contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund online, you have the option of sending an e-Card in honor of whomever you choose. 

Photography for Empty Stocking e-Cards has been generously provided by InSight Foto, Inc. - thank you InSight!