Santa Fe New Mexican's Empty Stocking Fund


The 2019 Empty Stocking Fund application will open on November 1, 2019 and will close on November 30, 2019 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 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 without computer access 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

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 Kevin Sokol-White.

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 Pantry Fund


Chad Gasper
Finance Associate
(505) 988-9715 x 7020