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Nonprofits: Current Initiatives

The Foundation's initiatives focus on five priority areas of interest:

  • Cultural Vibrancy
  • Economic Security & Opportunities
  • Educational Success & Career Pathways
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Stewardship of Resources


Dollars4Schools, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation since 2013, is a web-based funding resource for Santa Fe's public and charter school teachers. Dollars4Schools is 100% committed to student success and classroom support. Our unique grassroots structure provides teachers with a local "helping-hand." From funding teachers directly for classroom programs to providing students with school supplies, backpacks and winter coats, Dollars4schools connects community and classrooms every day in Santa Fe. Please visit our website to learn more about how you can support public education in Santa Fe, and how 100% of every donation goes directly to a Santa Fe classroom.
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Expanding Opportunities for Young Families 

In the fall of 2019, the Annie E. Casey Foundation funded the Santa Fe Community Foundation as one of four pilot sites nationally for a new program called Expanding Opportunity for Young Families (EOYF). The program brings together a collaborative of local organizations, agencies, and young parents to explore how we can better align services, systems, and policies to support the education, employment, economic success, and overall wellbeing of young parents of color ages 24 and under, while also supporting the education and wellbeing of their children. This initiative builds upon Santa Fe Community Foundation’s existing work and partnerships through the Santa Fe Baby Fund and Opportunity Santa Fe. The Santa Fe EOYF team is currently in a community engagement and planning phase which will extend through June 2020.

For more information about the Expanding Opportunity for Young Families program, please contact Rachel Kutcher at rkutcher@santafecf.org or (505) 988-9715 x. 7016.


MoGro, the Mobile Grocery (MoGro) project athe Santa Fe Community Foundation. is a unique venture to address food deserts by creating a viable and sustainable mobile grocery enterprise. MoGro was created by Rick and Beth Schnieders, career experts in food distribution and private philanthropists, as an innovative way to overcome barriers to affordability and access to healthy foods in economically distressed communities, starting with Native Americans in New Mexico. The Schnieders partnered with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH) to select Santo Domingo Pueblo as the first pilot community. . Read more...

New Mexico Health Equity Partnership

NMHEP, an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, focuses on building an infrastructure of community-based leadership that has the capacity and knowledge to change systems and address issues that make it possible for every New Mexican to have an opportunity live a healthy life. New Mexico needs residents actively involved and invested in making a difference, and it needs a strong set of community-based organizations that are effective and are a galvanizing force that is able to inform decision makers. HEP is building the foundation to make this possible. Read more ...

The Philanthropy HUB

The Santa Fe Community Foundation's building at 501 Halona Street in Santa Fe has been designed as a learning and gathering place for the philanthropic sector. Nonprofit board and staff members, philanthropists, and the general community have attended hundreds of learning opportunities since we moved to Halona Street in 2011. Read more...

Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career

Opportunity Santa Fe is a collective impact effort among committed leaders and stakeholders to achieve birth to career success for all Santa Fe children, families, and communities by aligning our strategies, actions, and resources to improve outcomes. Read more ...

Santa Fe Baby Fund

The Santa Fe Baby Fund seeks to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers in Santa Fe. With an initial gift of $1.1 million from Brindle Foundation, a private family foundation based in Santa Fe, the Fund seeks to raise awareness about the critical importance of early childhood. Read more...


Your Contact for Merger Fund Grants

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002