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2016 Educational Outreach Small Grant Recipients

The LANL Foundation’s Educational and Community Grants Program supports nonprofit educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and Pueblos/Tribes to address public education and community needs. The Foundation awarded up to $1,500* per project for education and community outreach in a monthly competitive grants process. In some cases, larger grants were awarded to support sustainability of promising programs. In 2016, $125,000 was awarded to 74 organizations. (*Beginning in 2017, individual grants are now a maximum of $2,500 and fewer awards will be given.)

  • Academy for the Love of Learning, Plans to Project–Early College Opportunities Teacher Learning Program: year-long professional development partnership with Santa Fe Public Schools staff
  • ARTsmart: purchase of iPads to enhance the student learning experience and provide them new means of expression
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte, 2016 Mayor’s Ball: support for the event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club and Youthworks programs
  • Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), Community Asset Awards: recognition of youth and those who support them on their journey
  • Coming Home Connection: comprehensive, community-based home care training and education for adults and young people in Santa Fe
  • Community Learning Network, LISTO for Teachers: support for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification, cross-cultural training, and Spanish language immersion for Santa Fe teachers
  • Cooking with Kids: adaptation of food and nutrition education lessons to align with Common Core State Standards that meet the needs of public schools
  • Dulce Independent School District, Dulce Junior/Senior High School: registration for two teachers and three students to attend the Community Builders Youth STEAM and Cultural Conference
  • Earth’s Birthday Project, Butterfly Life Science: butterfly kits for 100 pre K-8 classrooms in Northern New Mexico
  • Eight Northern Pueblos, Inc.: support for strategic planning
  • El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, Colonial Kids: launch of a new educational program for K-4 children, which meets NM state social studies standards in history
  • Embudo Valley Library and Community Center: support for weekly STEM afterschool programming
  • Embudo Valley Tutoring Association: tutor training in Wilson Reading Program for struggling readers
  • Escalante Middle/High School: purchase Kindle Fire devices for use in language arts classes
  • Española Valley High School, DECA Club: student attendance at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN, preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management
  • Family Strengths Network, Love and Logic Parenting: early childhood program to make parenting and teaching fun, rewarding, and less stressful
  • Fractured Atlas/Meow Wolf, Chimera: tuition assistance for youth to participate in computer programming, LED wiring, robotics, and product design and development workshops
  • Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, 2016 Golden Apple Teachers Conference: support for event and awards that celebrate teacher excellence
  • Hispanic Culture Foundation, DreamBuilders: expand conference to formalize northern entity relationships and grow STEM programming in depth and creativity
  • IMPACT Personal Safety, Project PREPARE–Keeping Our Children Safe: skill-based violence prevention programs for youth ages 6–19 in collaboration with schools and community organizations
  • Interfaith Shelter Group Inc., Women’s Summer Safe Haven: services and support for homeless women and children
  • La Tierra Montessori School of the Arts and Sciences: transportation for experiential learning opportunities in the community for students
  • Los Alamos Community Foundation, Nonprofit Training Program: series of training events prioritized by the nonprofits dedicated to serving the community
  • Los Alamos Public Schools, Leveled Literacy Intervention: kit for middle grades to help bring children struggling in literacy up to grade level expectations
  • Los Alamos Women in Science, Northern New Mexico Expanding Your Horizons 2016 Workshop: conference that nurtures youth interest in science and math, encouraging consideration of STEM careers
  • McCurdy Charter School: purchase of robots and drone, teacher professional development, and expenses for RoboRAVE tournament
  • Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project: teacher professional development workshops that coach educators how to use the Discovering Mesa Prieta curriculum in their classrooms
  • Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools, The Heroes Among Us: student interviews and photographs of veterans, presentation, and classroom book giving cultural context and understanding
  • Mountain Elementary School PTA, 5th Grade Boys Science Day: workshops on DNA extraction, model building, exploring bacteria, and mock crime scene investigation
  • Moving Arts Espanola: operational support for educational intervention programs in the arts in the Española Valley
  • New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care: engagement with community partners and experts to investigate school-based health and reduction of unintended youth pregnancy
  • New Mexico Business Roundtable, Evening with Robert Putnam: sponsorship of the guest speaker discussing the importance of Early Childhood Education
  • New Mexico Business Roundtable, Jobs for America’s Graduates New Mexico Career Development Conference: conference for students from Bernalillo, Independence, Mora, Rio Grande, RFK Charter, Twin Buttes, and Zuni
  • New Mexico Business Roundtable, NM Education Reform Summit: event to encourage education reform and collaboration among education, nonprofit and business sectors
  • New Mexico First: statewide town hall with a discussion on workforce education
  • New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: online course in the Santa Fe public high schools journalism and civics classes to teach students about government transparency
  • New Mexico PTA Parent Leadership, Student Success through Family-School Partnerships: parent leader professional development focused on family engagement as a key strategy to improve outcomes for students
  • New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Youth In-Field STEM Project: wildlife science education and conservation for youth participants
  • Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League, Rio Rancho Punishers Youth Football: combat childhood obesity, reinforce relationship between education and athletics, and provide a positive experience in youth athletics
  • Northern New Mexico College Foundation Community Fund: gala support for student scholarships, the Foundation, and NNMC faculty
  • Northern New Mexico College: partnership with Pojoaque Valley Middle School to create an after-school robotics club
  • Partners in Education Foundation for Santa Fe Public Schools: transportation for field trips to places of educational, cultural, and historical interest to enhance classroom curriculum
  • Pueblo of Tesuque Department of Education, K12 Enrichment Fund: assistance for low-income students to participate in community nonprofit education activities
  • Quality New Mexico, Learning Summit: registration for school superintendents and networking dinner with Dr. JoAnn Sternke
  • Railyard Park Conservancy, Railyard Park Outdoor Science Classroom: program to increase science literacy for elementary school students through nature-based learning
  • Rio Arriba County Fair Association, 4-H and Future Farmers of America: youth agricultural livestock projects and fundraisers to generate operating funds
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Learning Lab’s Curriculum Enhancement Project: juvenile justice and mental health services that provide alternatives to detention of students for fighting, truancy, or substance abuse suspensions
  • San Felipe Pueblo Elementary School: Learning-New Mexico digital education program to enrich curriculum and expand electives and fine arts for students
  • Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 2016 Teacher Resource Fair: educators learning and networking opportunity in collaboration with Santa Fe Community Educators Network
  • Santa Fe Chamber Opportunities Fund, Inc. (Leadership Santa Fe), Tightly Integrated Coworker, Educational, and Entrepreneurial Space (TICEES), MAKE Santa Fe: space for creative class through which collaboration in art, industry, and science occur
  • Santa Fe Chamber Opportunities Fund, Inc., Youth Leadership Santa Fe: civics and leadership program for grades 9–11 and dual credit with Santa Fe Community College
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation, New Mexico Impact Investing Hub Pilot Project: stimulates impact investment in organizations contributing to healthy, equitable, sustainable, and economically vibrant communities throughout the state
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe Baby Fund, Fiesta Para Bebes: support for planning, advertising and running a community health and wellness event for families with young children
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe Baby Fund: support for NM Early Childhood Funders Group early childhood advocacy mini grants
  • Santa Fe Indian Center: mini-grants of emergency assistance for Native American families who are experiencing financial problems interfering with their education in Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Santa Fe Public Schools, Nina Otero’s Familias Primero: fostering literacy and critical thinking through engaging hands-on engineering projects connected to literature
  • Santa Fe Science Initiative, Summer Science 2016 “Stimulating Life Science in your Classroom”: five-day life science professional development institute for 25 K–6 Northern New Mexico teachers
  • Santa Fe Teen Arts Center, Warehouse 21: comprehensive computer programming class for Santa Fe youth
  • Self Help, Inc., Children’s Tools for Schools Project: assists K–12 students with school supplies
  • SHARE New Mexico, Resource Directory for Sandoval County: project with the Sandoval County Health Council and other local nonprofits to develop a directory of early childhood resources
  • Southwest Film Museum & Education Center: media project about local history in collaboration with Moving Arts Espanola and La Tierra Montessori
  • Talpa Community Center Association, Inc.: general operating support for computers, copies, books, dvds, and fax
  • Taos Jazz Bebop Society, Youth Jazz Education Project: 12 jazz lecture/performances to four Taos K–12 schools
  • Taos Municipal School District: registration for two adults and three Native American students to attend the Community Builders Youth STEAM and Cultural Conference
  • Tarnoff Art Center, Traditional Folk Art Education at Pecos National Historic Park: children’s summer Arts In the Parks traditional folk art education project
  • The Family YMCA, Española YMCA Teen Center: support for year-round student tutoring services
  • The Family YMCA: support for programs and staff who interact, mentor, and guide youth toward healthy choices and behaviors on a daily basis
  • The Forest Stewards Guild, Youth Conservation Corps: hiring and training of 46 rural youth in Northern New Mexico to implement conservation projects and provide career training in natural resources
  • Think New Mexico, Stewart Udall Endowed Leadership Internship: training students how to develop and enact sound public policy
  • Truchas Services Center, Summer Science and Arts Program: art, science, fun, free lunch, and field trips for children ages 6–12 living in the remote community of Truchas
  • Turquoise Trail Charter School, Wilson Language Training “Fundations”: program serving students with reading difficulties
  • University of New Mexico, NM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research, & Education: sponsorship of 2016 SW Jr. Science & Humanities Symposium awards luncheon, high school student competition, and STEM skills development
  • Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, Pack 2 School Program: school supplies for students in grades K-8 promoting school readiness, self-esteem, and education
  • Wildfire Network: continuing educator learning by bringing relevance to hands-on science through the study of ecosystems across Northern New Mexico using trunks and backpacks for classroom and outdoor investigations

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