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Current Grantees

2022 Outreach Grants

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is proud to announce $370,000 has been awarded to 74 grantees in its 2022 Education and Community Outreach Grant cycle.

  • 37 Education Outreach Grants awarded totaling $185,000
  • 37 Community Outreach Grants awarded totaling $185,000

Community Outreach Grants

  • Cañones Early Childhood Center - Project Literacy Outreach!: Developmentally-appropriate computer, math, science, and language literacy project for preschool children living in isolated, impoverished, underserved communities.
  • Corrales Elementary School - Corrales Community Naturalist Program: Naturalist program focusing on the confluence of life science exploration, environmental stewardship, resource conservation, and land restoration.
  • Esperanza Shelter - Hope Speaks - Community Outreach & Education: Materials support for shelter outreach and education efforts in the Santa Fe community.
  • Friends of the Questa Public Library - Community Computer Upgrade: Update library computers utilized by the adult community members.
  • Horses For Healing, Inc. - Social-Emotional + Neurosequential Learning Equine Therapy Summer Program: Social-Emotional and Neurosequential Learning Equine Therapy Summer Program in support of 20 high-need children and youth ages of 13-21 years old and their families.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe - Literacy Tutoring Program: Wage and benefit support for our Workplace Specialist.
  • Localogy - Sala Reach Community Programs for Holistic Health: Sala Reach Program offers holistic health and resilience classes and workshops for youth, elders, and those in recovery or coping with addiction and/or trauma.
  • Localogy - Questa Stories ~ Voices of the Northern Rio Grande: Gathering, archiving and sharing audio and visual stories: Questa Stories' community audio interviews and story-sharing strategies grounded in intergenerational learning, community health and connection.
  • Los Alamos Community Foundation - Community Capacity Building: Operational support to fuel capacity building and success of Los Alamos-based community nonprofits.
  • Main Street Las Vegas Inc. - Vistas De Las Vegas: A citywide mural and placemaking project which will commission artists to create murals in across the city and hire local high school students to work as assistants.
  • McCurdy Schools of Northern New Mexico - Project Carino and Social Emotional Learning: Mental health counseling for pre-k through high school students and the acquisition of Social Emotional Learning resource books.
  • Millicent Rogers Museum - Mission Possible Continuum: Literature, visual arts, science and museum studies workshops for various age groups ranging from eearly childhoohs to high school.
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children - Social Emotional Learning in North Central New Mexico 2022: Social Emotion Learning professional development workshops for 80 educators/care-givers across Northern New Mexico.
  • New Mexico Association of Concert Bands Consortium - Music for Life at the 2022 Association of Concert Bands National Convention in Santa Fe NM: Access to the 2022 week-long Association of Concert Bands National Convention for music students and educators.
  • New Mexico Business Excellence - Inspiring Leaders: A Foundation for Change: Leadership and social-emotional skill building shared learning opportunities for 30-40 senior leaders across non-profits, education, and private sectors.
  • New Mexico Friends of Foster Children - Support for Children/Youth in Foster Care: Direct support opportunities such as acess to technology, museum passes, and clothing for approximately 30 children in foster care.
  • NM-NEW Inc. - Connecting New Elders to their Community: Social Engagement program where we will introduce a panel of community group leaders whose group offerings include social connection around topics and activities relevant to the wellbeing of New Elders who live in New Mexico.
  • Northern Youth Project - Northern Youth Project Summer Program: Supporting Youth Empowerment, Exploration, and Expression: Administrative, coordinator, and youth intern positions support to sustain NYP's summer program.
  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center - Extending Benefits of Nature Play through Northern New Mexico: Free science and nature education for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families in addition to training for community educators from around Northern New Mexico.
  • Project R.A.C.E. - PROJECT RACE: Substance Abuse prevention with a focus on education and employment, wage support for a part-time assistance to forward initiatives.
  • Pueblo of Picuris, Picuris Pueblo Education Department - Higher Education Program College preparatory and career readiness opportunities, financial assistance, and school supplies for Picuris Pueblo Tribal Members pursuing higher education.
  • Pueblo of Santo Domingo - Request for Supplemental Funding to Support the 2022 Summer Enrichment Internship Program: Support to provide high-quality intership and training opportunities for Santo Domingo Pueblo youth.
  • Questa Creative Council - Questa Creative Council 2022 Core Operating Support: Operational support to further strategic goals of strengthening the historically underserved community through arts, culture, history and education.
  • R4 Creating - Career Training and Tech Center- Pop up Innovation Labs: STEAM education and competitive robotics traning opportunities in schools and after-school program across Northern New Mexico.
  • Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program - RAALP's Next Chapter: Capacity-building support to improve its foundational educational approach with broadened student and tutor support systems.
  • Rio Arriba Imagination Library - Rio Arriba Imagination Library Operation Support Grant: Program support to provide book gifting to 600 pre-k children.
  • River Source Inc. - Watershed STEM Pathways for Northern New Mexico Youth 2022: Natural resource conservation career pathway exposure opportunities for 20 youth.
  • Santa Fe Indigenous Center - Cultural Programs for Harmony and Healing After the Pandemic: Cultural supports including drum-making and singing workshops and classes to support the mental health of the urban tribal community.
  • Santa Fe Public Schools - SFPS Parent Academy for Newcomers and Cultural Support: Parent Academy expansion to include workshops and cultural support to new families within the district.
  • Silver Bullet Productions - Relevant Teaching Materials for Cultural Education, Supplemental teaching materials for educational films, relevant to cultural sensitivity, history and preservation, for six schools and communities with significant tribal populations.
  • The DreamTree Project - Enchanted Circle Corps- First Rural Intermediary AmeriCorps Program in New Mexico- Member Stipend Support: AmeriCorps volunteers’ living stipend support for Enchanted Circle Corps members providing community outreach services in Taos County and along the Enchanted Circle.
  • The Paseo Project - PASEO Festival Production Internships: Paid internship opportunities in event production and technical arts training for Northern New Mexican youth ages 16 - 25.
  • The Society of the Muse of the Southwest - Young Writers Program: Programmatic support for Young Writers Program, which serves 300 - 500 Taos county-based youth ages 10 to 19.
  • The University of New Mexico - Our Relationship with Nature: Co-Creating STEAM Early Learning Experiences: Professional development opportunities for early childhood educators, along with teaching arts, to co-create STEAM inquiry-based projects investigating the natural environment.
  • Veterans Off-Grid - Walipini Construction and Planting Workshop: Bringing togehther veterans, farmers, students and community members to build a sustainable walipini in Carson.

Education Outreach Grants

  • American Association of University Women Tech Trek New Mexico - 2022 AAUW TechTrek NM: Student accesibility and attendance support for Northern New Mexico 8th-grade girls to attend a STEM summer camp.
  • Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School - ADNE Summer STEAM Academy for 2nd-5th graders: Summer STEAM Academy programmatic support for 28 rural elementary students.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region - STEAM opportunities and support for kids in Los Alamos/Rio Arriba: Facilitation of STEAM activites and opportunities for Los Alamos, Pojoaque and Espanola children.
  • Climate Advocates Voces Unidas (CAVU) - Climate Innovation Challenge Engineering and Implementation Track: Development of an project engineering and implementation track to complimnets the Climate Innovation Challenge.
  • College & Career Plaza - College and Career Readiness in Santa Fe's High Schools: College and career readiness support for Santa Fe high school students.
  • Communities In Schools of New Mexico - Communities In Schools of New Mexico Rural Northern New Mexico Operational Support Grant: Development and expansion of the Full Service Community School Strategy and Support model in rural Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties.
  • Cooking with Kids, Inc. - Cooking with Kids Rio Arriba: Hands-On Food and Nutrition Education for Elementary School Students in Rio Arriba County: Hand-on nutrition program expansion to additional Rio Arriba county based elementary schools.
  • Earth's Birthday Project - Celebrate Planet Earth's STEAM Sunflower Kits: STEAM Life Science Sunflower Kits facilitation for 125 classrooms across Northern New Mexico.
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas - New Mexico Heritage Days Education and Outreach Programs: Funding support for New Mexico Heritage days--a mulit-day prorgam serving thousands of K through 12 students in hands-on history, land use, and nature-based activities.
  • Embudo Valley Tutoring Association - Tutoring and Mentoring Support for High Priority Dixon and Velarde Students: Academic tutoring and mentoring support grounded in emotional and executive function for 30 to 40 high need students in the greater Embudo Valley area.
  • Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library - Serious Computer Programming for Youth and the Institute for Computing in Research Summer Internship Program: Equipment stipend support for low-income students to access the Library's computer programming class and mini courses as well as wage support for an Institute intern.
  • Gerard's House - Nuestra Jornada (Our Journey): An innovative school-based program providing grief support and casework for families with immigrant roots.
  • IMPACT Personal Safety - Project PREPARE: Keeping Our Children Safe: Violence-prevention program support for Northern New Mexico youth in collaboration with schools and community organizations.
  • Los Alamos Makers - In-Classroom Experiential Learning to Encourage Interest in Biotechnology: In-classroom hands-on introduction and professional development support in biotechnology for 30 students and their teachers.
  • Luciente, Inc. - Luciente School Food Pantries: Stock support for two Grab-n-go in-school food pantries.
  • McCurdy Charter School - McCurdy Charter School FIRST Robotics Team Bobcat Bots #8325: Robotics building materials support as well as FIRST Robotics competition entry and travel expenses for students.
  • New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding - Self Mastery Program: Equine-assited learning opportunities for at-risk teenagers from Santa Fe Indian School.
  • New Mexico Consortium - 2022-Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in NM: 2-week Summer Physics Camp for young women aimed at increasing educational and career opportunities in STEM.
  • Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools - Youth Transportation - Curriculum-Based Field Trips: Curriculum-based field trip opportunities for 1,600 Santa Fe public school students.
  • Questa Elementary School - Meeting the needs of Questa's Struggling Readers: Professional development in multi-sensory, structured literacy instruction to support struggling readers.
  • Reading Quest - Reading Quest Operational Support: Instructional support for at-risk public school students as well as training and mentoring public school educators, volunteers and parents.
  • Santa Fe Community Yoga Center - Yoga in Schools - Academic Year 2022-2023: Four, year-long yoga program support in New Mexico public schools
  • Santa Fe Concert Association dba Performance Santa Fe - Performance Santa Fe's Arts for Life Mentoring Program: Arts for Life program support, which provides 600 hours of mentoring and classroom assistance in Santa Fe Public Schools.
  • Santa Fe Preparatory School - Breakthrough Santa Fe Instructional Coach Stipends: Wage support for two summer college and career readiness instructional coaches.
  • Santa Fe Public Schools - Santa Fe Public Schools: Attendance Cafe Outreach: Attendance success program support to import attendance initiatives throughout the district.
  • Santa Fe Raptor Center - Raptor Ecology Education Project: Outreach program development support to assist in the training and utilization of educational birds in the classroom setting.
  • Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Inc. - Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association Private Lesson Program: Accessibility support for low-income students to access private music lessons.
  • Supercomputing Challenge - Supercomputing Challenge Program Support: Supercomputing Challenge support for participants attending it's 32nd and 33rd conference.
  • Taos Amateur Radio Club - Taos High School - STEM Teaching Foundation: Professional development opportunities for classroom-based Taos High School teachers leading STEM activities.
  • Teatro Paraguas - Latchkey Children’s Theatre on Santa Fe’s Southside Develops Well Equipped and Engaged Youth Tuition-free Through Self-expression Training and Performance: Tuition-free, after-school children’s theatre classes and productions for diverse Northern New Mexico youth.
  • The Family YMCA - Empowering Middle School Youth: Development of two new and free Y programs for middle school youth including nutrition and fitness and self-defense and de-escalation.
  • The Food Depot - The Food Depot, School-Based Pantries for Two Española Elementary Schools: Wage support for staffing of two school-based pantries at Espanola-based elementary schools.
  • The Harwood Museum Alliance, Inc. - Harwood Museum of Art SELf Studio: Social Emotional Learning professional development opportunities for 50 5th and 6th-gread teachers across Taos County.
  • THRIVE Community School - Social Emotional Learning Supports Strong Learners: Social Emotional Learning curriculum support.
  • Truchas Services Center - Truchas Summer Science and Arts Program: Summer Science and Arts Program support for rural students ages 6-12.
  • Twirl, A Play and Discovery Space, Inc. - Create-A-Space: Identifying and Creating a Space of One's Own: STEAM and Whole Child Development program for school-age children to Create-A-Space in the form of a small-scale model that is cultivated individually to identify feelings of safety, ownership and well being.
  • Wise Fool New Mexico - Youth from the New Mexico School for the Deaf Learn Circus Arts and Advance their Physical, Social and Life Skills: Circus Arts education at the New Mexico School for the Deaf.

2021 - 2023 Education Enrichment Grants

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is proud to announce $1.4 million has been awarded to 35 grantees in its 2021 Education Enrichment Grant cycle.

These are 2-year grants, with $20,000 awarded in 2021 and $20,000 to be awarded in fall of 2022.

Those not pictured, yet:

  • Los Alamos Public Schools: Creating Safe, Positive, and Inclusive Learning Environments through Coaching District Leaders to Implement the Safe and Civil Schools Model
  • New Mexico MESA, Inc: STEM Enrichment Support
  • North American Digital Fabrication Alliance: High School 3DPrinting Micro-certification Pre-apprenticeship for US DOL 3DPrinting Apprenticeship and Open Jobs at LANL 
  • Penasco Independent School District: Career and Technical Development: Electrical, Plumbing, CIS, and Culinary Arts
  • Taos Land Trust: Emerging Young Indigenous Ecologists: Long Term Ecological Monitoring at Rio Fernando Park
  • The Santa Fe Center for Transformational School Leadership LLC: Expanding the Transformation Leadership Initiative to underserved schools.
  • Taos Community Foundation: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Community Catalysts: TECC @ UNM-Taos’ Whole Human and SEL Training for the adults in children's lives.