Fall Grantees 2013

Health – a total of $100,250 granted

 

Adaptive Ski Program – $10,500:  To increase capacity to provide individuals with disabilities with more opportunities to enjoy adaptive snow sports in the winter and adaptive water sports in the summer. [Includes $250 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Cancer Foundation for New Mexico – $15,000:  To help cancer patients pay for transportation, lodging, and meals so that they can get to treatment.

 

Catching the Dream – $500:  To provide scholarships to high potential Native American students in the fields that are critical to the development of Indian reservations:  math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. [$500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Farm to Table – $10,250:  In partnership with neighboring tribal communities, strengthen the link between locally grown produce and school meals and education programs to promote healthier lifestyles while strengthening the local farming infrastructure and economy.  [$9,500 from the Castagnola Family Fund, $500 from the Chamisa Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Guru Ram Das Center – $750:  To support training health care professionals and certified yoga teachers in their yoga-based health education and behavioral medicine programs. [$500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

La Familia Medical Center – $17,300:  To support the Health Care for the Homeless clinic which serves the medical and dental needs of Santa Fe area homeless and to support the Santa Fe Resource and Opportunity Center in its goal of ending area homelessness.  [Includes $1,000 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, $1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $300 from the Turn & Return Fund]

 

Las Cumbres Community Services – $15,500:  To support the Community Infant Program, which supports grandparents caring for their grandchildren to increase healthy choices and access to resources. [Includes $500 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) –- $1,750:  To support website redesign to better serve individuals in crisis, organization members, and the community at large.  NAMI’s new site will direct crisis traffic towards local resources and will help engage their members. [$500 from the Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $500 from the Chamisa Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center – $10,250:  To ensure safety for immigrant victims of domestic violence and neglected, abandoned, and abused children through immigration legal advocacy. [Includes $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – $9,050:  To support a teen pregnancy prevention initiative in Santa Fe Public Schools, including classroom-based health education, peer-to-peer education programs, middle school Girls Groups, and adult-youth workshops. [$5,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $2,500 from the Castagnola Family Fund, $500 from the Chamisa Fund, $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $300 from the Turn & Return Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Pecos Valley Medical Center – $600:  To support PVMC’s food pantry with purchase of a 400 sq. ft. storage shed for supplies and donations for use at the monthly food pantry. [$600 from the Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment]

 

Railyard Stewards – $5,000:  In conjunction with Wings for America, SFPS Native American Student Services, SF Farmer’s Market Institute, and SF Indian Center, to support the “Laps 4 Life” program which focuses on urban Indians in need of exercise and nutritional training. [$5,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

 

Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club – $250:  To support Triple Play, a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle for children and their families. [$250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute – $250:  To support farmers with microloans and professional development opportunities, as well as community education and outreach programs, especially to increase access of low-income people to healthy local food at the Market. [$250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Mountain Center – $6,000:  To support NM Gay Straight Alliance Network to build resiliency, positive identity development, self efficacy, mental health, and empowerment of LGBTQ youth through peer training, peer support, and leadership development of over 500 youth in the region. [$5,000 from the Envision Fund, and $1,000 from the Rod Boren Family Fund]

 

Southwest C.A.R.E. Center – $1,800:  To support cancer screening for women who are low-income and ineligible for insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act. [$1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $500 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $300 from the Turn & Return Fund]

 

St. Vincent Hospital Foundation – $1,250:  To provide free custom fittings, bras, and prosthetics for breast cancer survivors in our community – many of whom would not otherwise have access to these services. [$1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from the Quarrier B. Cook Fund]

 

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico – $6,250:  To support the Transgender Cultural Competency training program, as well as many other services for transgender clients and their loved ones. [$5,000 from the Envision Fund, $1,000 from the Rod Boren Family Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic – $500:  To increase the number of uninsured patients receiving basic exams, including immunizations against infectious diseases such as whooping cough, influenza, and chicken pox. [$500 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

 

Young Fathers of Santa Fe – $5,250:  To provide young fathers with resources to delay subsequent pregnancies, improve parenting skills, create healthy relationships, and become economically self-sufficient, healthy community members. [Includes $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Human Services – a total of $162,100 granted

 

Assistance Dogs of the West – $1,000:  To support the acquisition, training, and placement of a courthouse dog in the Santa Fe County judicial system. Courthouse dogs primarily work with children who are crime witnesses or victims, providing emotional support during the stressful judicial process. [$1,000 from the Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

Bienvenidos Outreach – $11,500:  To support provision of weekly assistance of nutritious food, clothing and housewares to those most in need and to provide the homeless with healthy lunches and snacks until their next hot meal. [Includes $1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $500 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico – $1,300:  To match 10 or more LGBT adolescents with mentors who also identify as LGBT or have extensive familiarity with LGBT experience. [$1,000 from the Envision Fund, and $300 from the Turn & Return Fund]

 

Books for Prisoners Project – $1,000:  To place Leadership, Motivational, Self-Help, Inspirational, and Recovery books into penal institutions. Placing this type of material has been shown to help cut down on recidivism. [$500 from the Chamisa Fund, and $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Casa Milagro – $5,500:  To support upgrades to its facility, including new flooring, so that it will continue to pass inspections and provide a good quality of life for its residents. [$3,500 from the Castagnola Family Fund, $1,000 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $1,000 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Coming Home Connection – $1,500:  To support CHC volunteers who serve about 60 individuals – care may last for months or years. Each year CHC provides over 30,000 hours of free care and facilitates some 30,000 hours of low-cost care through their free professional referral network. [$1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Community Against Violence – $15,000:  To help provide Taos County’s domestic violence victims and their dependent children with emergency shelter and supportive advocacy/case management services proven to help survivors attain increased safety, self-sufficiency, and violence-free lives.

 

Coyote-tecolote-cuervo.org – $250:  To support “Ken’s House” – an alternative emergency shelter dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence by providing a safe place to cool down away from a potentially violent situation. [$250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Food Depot – $6,250:  To support provision of food to 135 nonprofit agencies in nine northern New Mexico counties.  The food bank distributes an average of 400,000 pounds of food each month, providing more than 500,000 meals to people in need. [$2,500 from the Castagnola Family Fund, $2,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $500 from the Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $500 from the Chamisa Fund, $500 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund, and $250 from the Quarrier B. Cook Fund]

 

Food for Santa Fe – $12,650:  To support provision of bags of food once per week to low income individuals, families, the elderly and disabled, with no proof of need, thus becoming an immediate safety net for persons experiencing poverty, illness, injury, or job loss.  [Includes $2,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $400 from the Turn & Return Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Gerard’s House – $11,250:  To support free services for youth who have experienced the death of a parent or other important person.  Services include peer-based grief support groups, individual sessions, bereavement camp, and grief support for participants’ families. [Includes $500 from the Chamisa Fund, $500 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

IMPACT Personal Safety – $8,500:  To teach people aged 6 to 92 skills to defend themselves and their communities against violence through collaborations with schools, pueblos, and nonprofits.  Students learn to change the culture that creates violence, as well as concrete strategies to stop it in their own lives. [Includes $3,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund, and $500 from the Chamisa Fund]

 

IMPACT Personal Safety/LGBTQ – $4,000:  To teach LGBTQ youth and allies to prevent and defend themselves and their communities against violence through school Gay-Straight Alliances, Santa Fe Mountain Center, and school classes. [$4,000 from the Envision Fund]

 

Inside Out – $6,000:  To support establishment of an LGBT support group for youth and adults in recovery or contemplating entering recovery. This will offer a safe and welcoming place to discuss recovery in a context that addresses the issues they face in society and personally. [$5,000 from the Envision Fund, and $1,000 from the Anonymous Memorial Fund]

 

Interfaith Community Shelter Group – $12,900:  To build supportive educational/life skills programs to improve the well-being of homeless individuals.  Funding will enable the hiring of professional staff offering critical, culturally-sensitive comprehensive services. [Includes $1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $500 from the Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $500 from the Chamisa Fund, and $400 from the Turn & Return Fund]

 

Many Mothers – $5,000:  To provide free in-home care and support to any new mother during the early months after childbirth – support that is critical to the well-being of the infant with sustainable, positive effects throughout the child’s life.

 

New Mexico Appleseed – $10,000:  To support “Full Stomachs-Full Minds” which addresses the effects of poverty on disadvantaged individuals by reducing childhood food insecurity through statewide policy changes and increased access to USDA-subsidized meals.

 

New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership – $10,000:  To support programs to address disparities in HIV prevention and care affecting poor, marginalized and stigmatized communities, and to support social change that increases health equity and social justice in the region.

 

New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership/LGBTQ – $2,500:  To work with a group of LGBTQ youth to develop a theatrical performance that will be used to engage parents and others in dialogue about social issues that negatively affect LGBTQ youth. [$2,500 from the Envision Fund]

 

New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership/Native American – $2,000:  To create an online, searchable directory of non-profits that are based in or serve Native American communities in New Mexico. [$2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

 

Pegasus Legal Services – $15,000:  To improve website, increase “likes” on Facebook and followers on Twitter, and improve and enhance their case management system to better gather client/case information and data for program evaluation and outcome reporting.

 

REEL Fathers – $2,250:  To support a program requested by Family Court Services to meet an urgent, unmet need to provide fathers and their co-parents with an effective new way to build relationship skills and resolve conflicts constructively. [$2,000 from the Anonymous Memorial Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Mountain Center – $16,550:  To support “Adventures in a Caring Community” – an anti-bullying prevention program for elementary students that creates a caring community by increasing social engagement/empathy, teaching bullying intervention skills, and decreasing stress and anxiety. [Includes $1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $300 from the Turn & Return Fund, and $250 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Solace Crisis Treatment Center – $16,000:  To support immediate crisis stabilization, assessment and counseling for all types of trauma; Family Advocacy services for abused children and other crime victims; and specialized sexual assault services. [Includes $500 from the Chamisa Fund, and $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Squash Blossom Leadership – $500:  To support Girl’s Circles and leadership projects to teen girls in Taos and Rio Arriba Counties which promote resiliency through increasing self-care, communication skills, and positive goal setting. [$500 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Squash Blossom Leadership/Native American – $2,000:  To provide Girl’s Circles to Native American teens in Taos County, specifically at the Vista Grande High School.  The groups promote resiliency in teen girls through increasing self-care, communication skills, and positive goal setting. [$2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

 

St. Elizabeth Shelter – $1,500:  To support its five residential programs – two emergency shelters and three supportive housing programs – and other services for the more than 2,000 homeless men, women, and children they assist every year. [$1,000 from the Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, $500 from the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Youth Shelters and Family Services – $6,000:  To support YSFS’ Gay Straight Alliance, which serves LGBTQ youth up to age 23 who are homeless, runaway, or in crisis. [$5,000 from the Envision Fund, $500 from the Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $500 from the Wallen-Eloisa 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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