Economic Opportunity Grantees in 2013

Total of $32,000 granted:

GROW Santa Fe Community College - $500: 

To support the continued design and development of the Microgrid Systems Lab, which will create significant job growth and opportunities for Santa Feans, and offer them training in advanced smart and Microgrid fields. [$500 from Frederick N. & Mary E. Bender Fund]

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - $15,000: 

To provide economic opportunities to disconnected youth ages 16 to 25 across northern New Mexico by offering job training, stackable certifications, college credits, personal skill development and educational scholarships.

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity - $5,000: 

To increase capacity to build homes for low-income residents in Santa Fe County, administer homeowner economic education programs, support the ReStore and further develop the ReStore Tool Lending Library [$5,000 from an anonymous donor].

Talpa Community Center - $500: 

To provide programs to help Talpa's diverse community (in Taos County) face the ever-changing complexities of life today, with a focus on economic opportunities for the community, continual learning experiences, and social services. [$500 from the Eric Fund]

Think New Mexico – $11,000: 

To support development of and advocacy for innovative public policy reforms that address some of the most serious challenges facing New Mexico. It will also support their Leadership Internship, which seeks to develop a new generation of New Mexico leaders. [Includes $1,000 from Sage Fund/Bienvenu Family Fund]


Your Contacts for Nonprofits

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002


Diane Hamamoto
Program Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008

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