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2020 Grantees



















2020 Outreach Grant Recipients


Education Outreach Grants

32 grants totaling $144,000

  1. Acequia & Aquifer Water Watchers, PSA Water Droplets & Arroyo Clean-up: Community-based Education Program involving a Chama Watershed cleanup and the production of a water-themed PSA "Droplets" that develop career skills for local youth.

  2. Breakthrough Santa Fe, Santa Fe Prep Summer Program: Six-week academic enrichment program for middle school students, prioritizing growth and well-being, and emphasizing both academically rigorous classes and cohesive community.

  3. Business Professionals of America (BPA), Expanding Horizons: Enhancement of Jemez Mountain School’s film and audio capabilities through student access to professional-grade equipment; to increase educational interests and community engagement, and promote college and career endeavors with video broadcasting services for students and community members.

  4. CAVU (Climate Advocates Voces Unidas), Climate Innovation Challenge Teacher Summer Institutes: Training and supplemental classroom support to teachers for climate adaptation curriculum, including video production equipment, for student participation in the Climate Innovation Challenge.

  5. College and Career Plaza, Your Future First - Supporting the Development of Career Pathways in High School: Differentiated mentor program to support students at Santa Fe High School and Capital High School in developing a pathway for their futures.

  6. Communities In Schools of New Mexico, CISNM Española Public Schools Site Coordinator Program: Implementation of the CISNM Site Coordinator Program in the Española Public Schools district, placing full-time, social worker trained Site Coordinators at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School and Española Valley High School to support vulnerable youth.

  7. Community Against Violence, Inc. (CAV), Supporting Student Learning Through Violence Prevention Education: Delivery of CAV-developed violence prevention programming to K-12 students in Taos classrooms.

  8. Compassionate Touch Network, Breaking the Silence New Mexico Speaks Up About Mental Health: Mental illness and suicide prevention programming in Middle/High School classrooms, as well as an adult community forum on mental illness and suicide prevention.

  9. Cooking with Kids, Cooking with Kids Rio Arriba - Hands-On Food and Nutrition Education for Public and Tribal School Students in Rio Arriba County: Hands-on bilingual nutrition education aligned with academic standards in math, science, language arts, and health, offered to elementary students in Española Public Schools and Ohkay Owingeh Community School.

  10. Embudo Valley Library and Community Center, STEM and Robotics Education at Embudo Valley Library: STEM Saturday sessions at Embudo Valley Library, and school day Robo-Rave Robotics sessions for Dixon elementary grades 5-6, where youth explore through instruction and open-ended learning.

  11. Embudo Valley Tutoring Association, Academic Support for Velarde Elementary's High-Risk Students in FY 2020-2021: Academic tutoring, support, and mentoring for Velarde Elementary students.

  12. Gerard's House, Nuestra Jornada (Our Journey): Interactive grief education to help Latino immigrant K-12 students understand grief/loss, cope with grief in healthy ways, and support grieving peers; program offerings include 1:1 crises support, suicide intervention, assistance in accessing basic needs, navigating systems of care, with ongoing summer and evening programs for participants and families. 

  13. IMPACT Personal Safety DBA Resolve, Project PREPARE - Keeping Our Children Safe: Violence prevention programs for Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico youth in collaboration with schools and community organizations.

  14. Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB), One Circle (Girls Circle and Boys Council) Community Partnership Groups: Innovative support groups for youth, grades 5-8, utilizing therapeutic (equine) and physical (Jiu-Jitsu) programs, therefore providing safe spaces for youth to address risk behaviors.

  15. May Center for Learning, May Center Community-Based Reading Tutoring Program: Evidence-based literacy tutoring for Aspen Community School K-4th grade students, with an additional weekly Saturday morning “out of school time” program, including a social-emotional curriculum for resilience and self-regulation.

  16. National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI-NM), Dancing to Success: Providing Española area 3-4th graders with school-based transformative-dance educational enrichment opportunities during the school day and/or after school. 

  17. New Mexico Consortium, 2020 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern NM: Summer camp program, offering young women hands-on activities, networking, and direct interactions with female mentors from the Laboratory and broader northern New Mexico community to enhance participants’ STEM career pathways. Local school teachers are also offered the opportunity to participate and bring the lessons back to their classrooms.

  18. New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering (NMNWSE), Expanding Your Horizons: Conference for girls, grades 5-8, offering a science fair and hands-on workshops in STEM, such as cryptography, earthquakes, water resources, robots, DNA, light and lasers, engineering, and veterinary science to encourage future careers in STEM.

  19. New Mexico Wildlife Center, Wildlife Education for the Española valley Students: Wildlife education programs to students in the Española Valley area.

  20. Pojoaque Valley Schools, Mindset Math Summer Program: Research-based math summer camp for 6-8th grade students and teachers, developing positive attitudes toward math, and improving mathematics teaching and learning.

  21. Pueblo de San Ildefonso, Pueblo de San Ildefonso - 2020 Summer Education Enhancement Program: Summer community-based learning program to support whole child development by offering activities focused on STEAM, literacy, cultural identity, college and career exploration, and recreation for students ages 5-16.

  22. Santa Fe Alliance for Science, Supporting Santa Fe's STEM Learners: Family STEM events for K-8th grade students to reinforce successful practices among school STEM Fair Coordinators in Santa Fe, plus a networking session to facilitate peer learning, recognize STEM educators, and highlight effective school-community partnerships. 

  23. Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Media Literacy Education in Northern New Mexico High Schools: Media literacy education modules for high schools in Northern New Mexico, that connect with the third annual Journalism under Fire conference on “Capturing Climate Change.”

  24. Santa Fe Public Schools, The Volunteer Program: Training for mentors and tutors working with students throughout the district to help impact student achievement and success through relationship building, targeted tutoring, peer tutoring, trauma-informed education, training workshops, and parent engagement.

  25. Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc., Wild Symphony: An educational literacy-centric music program for elementary students exploring the intersection of literacy and music.

  26. SITE Santa Fe, OUTTA SITE: Programming that connects middle and high school-aged youth with groundbreaking artists to address cultural values and community concerns, and to create inspiring public art that engages NM’s diverse communities.

  27. SOMOS, SOMOS Young Writers Program: Writers-in-the-Schools programming, 1:1 mentoring, biweekly writing groups, collaborative community events, and performances that provide youth in Taos county middle/high schools and organizations with opportunities to express themselves in written and spoken word. 

  28. STEM Santa Fe, STEM Pathways for Girls: A professional conference for girls in grades 5-8, with continued monthly hands-on workshops led by women in STEM to spark female student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education and career pathways.

  29. Supercomputing Challenge, Building Teacher Capacity in Data Science & Cybersecurity: A week-long Summer Teacher Institute for Data Science and Cybersecurity, with ongoing monthly webinars for support, and to create lessons that other NM teachers can utilize.

  30. Taos Joy of Reading, Taos Joy of Reading Literacy Program: Support for an Americorps Vista member to coordinate a volunteer-based literacy-focused program at Taos Pueblo Day (TPD) and Enos Garcia Elementary, while also building program capacity and sustainability.

  31. Tony E. Quintana Elementary School, The Whole Child Resource Project:  Purchase of mental health, social/emotional, and career resources for K-6th grade students, including books, DVDs, curriculum, games, and toys.

  32. Truchas Services Center, Summer Science and Arts Program: Summer program for K-6th graders, providing field trips, science experiments, storytelling, music lessons, hikes, and art projects.



Community Outreach Grants

33 grants totaling $160,444

  1. Abrazos Family Support Services, Preschool Readiness Program for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Early intervention for early childhood learners to improve communication, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive skills.

  2. Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, Cooperative Catalyst Outreach & Ecosystem Development in Northern New Mexico: A project that proactively offers opportunities and support to community members that would not otherwise be aware of the cooperative business structure.

  3. Española Pathways Shelter, The Filling Little Gaps Project: Small cash assistance program offering shelter guests micro-grants for needed items in exchange for volunteer hours.

  4. New Mexico Fiber Arts Center, Empowerment Through Fiber Art -  Supporting self-expression in adults with disabilities: Program empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to self-advocate, engage, and grow through self-directed artistic expression.

  5. Explora Science Center & Children's Museum, Early Childhood Experiential Science: Hands-on exploration of science-rich materials for young learners (birth through 5-years old) either during preschool field trips to local libraries or alongside parents/caregivers during libraries’ storytime.

  6. Family Learning Center, Enhancing Pre-School Development: Purchase of capital assets to ensure learners have a clean, safe, and responsive learning environment.

  7. Family Strengths Network, Family Strengths Network's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Program for Families and Children: Hands-on, family-based STEM learning activities for early childhood learners.

  8. First Born Program, Santa Fe Community College First Born Program Home Visitor Training: Training for home visitors in order to support New Mexican families in navigating the earliest years of their child’s life.

  9. Homewise, Financial Literacy Education to Help Families Increase Financial Stability: Financial literacy workshops and coaching to increase personal financial stability.

  10. Keres Children's Learning Center, 2020 KCLC Native Language Symposium: A symposium that brings together community members, students, educators, policymakers, and funders from across the state to build awareness around strategies to revitalize Native languages through formal education, utilizing anti-biased, anti-racist educational models that nurture Native language revitalization efforts. 

  11. Laguna Community Foundation, Education to Employment (E2E):  Comprehensive workforce development plan and training opportunities that cultivate strategic partnerships aimed at improving Laguna family earning ability/capacity.

  12. Localogy, Questa Stories Community Memory Project: Collection point and archive for stories, oral histories, conversations, images, and artifacts; employing intergenerational story-sharing events to connect and engage community in restorative justice and healing conversations.

  13. Los Alamos Community Foundation, Operational capacity-building support: Trainings, roundtables, and networking to non-profit area organizations.

  14. McCurdy School of Northern NM DBA McCurdy Ministries Community Center, Project Carino mental health services: Free school-based and after-school mental health services for students and their families.

  15. New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children, Trauma-Informed Care Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators: Professional development opportunities for early childhood educators in order to increase access to trauma-informed care.

  16. North American Digital Fabrication Alliance, Creating Digital Badge Micro-certifications Tied to Sustainability Projects For Native Students: Pilot Micro-Badge Certification Project at Santa Fe Indian School, ensuring Native students develop problem-solving and critical thinking resiliency through New Collar skills.

  17. Northern Youth Project (NYP), Northern Youth Project Summer Program - Connecting Rural Youth to Nature and Community: Experiential learning and internship opportunities for youth, offered through programming that integrates art, agriculture, and outdoor leadership.

  18. Ohkay Owingeh, Ohkay Owingeh Higher Education Program: Purchase of computers for high school juniors and seniors to further their academic goals.

  19. Pueblo de San Ildefonso, Pueblo de San Ildefonso - Supplies for Success: Purchase of basic supplies for San Ildefonso students, pre-K through college, to further their academic experience and success.

  20. Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program, Strategic Plan in Distance Learning: Free, ProLiteracy-certified reading/writing programming, and ESL tutoring for adults throughout Rio Arriba County.

  21. Roadrunner Food Bank, Roadrunner Food Bank's Childhood Hunger Initiative (CHI): Mobile and school-based food pantries, and weekend backpacks that provide food for Sandoval-area school students and their families.

  22. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Youth Workforce Development Training and Conservation Program: Conservation program for youth and young adults, offering opportunities to develop communication and teamwork skills, and understand the historical context of various project locations.

  23. San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen, SMDP Soup Kitchen Community Leaders Emergency Services for Indigent Families: Emergency services for families in crises to decrease the risk of homelessness or displacement.

  24. Sandoval County CASA, Inc. dba CASA Partners 4NMKIDS, Child Advocate Training for CASA Volunteers: In-service training sessions for CASA volunteers, focusing on topics such as current legislative changes, The Family First Act, reducing trauma, and expanding services for children in foster care.

  25. Santa Clara Pueblo, PuebloConnect Internet Access: Increasing connectivity for the Santa Clara Pueblo community.

  26. Santa Clara Pueblo, Memories of Santa Clara Canyon: Library Media Specialist support for the Memories of Santa Clara Canyon Oral History and Archive Project.

  27. Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute (SFFMI), Improving Nutrition & Food Security through Double Up Food Bucks: Direct match for SNAP funds that doubles the amount scanned on a card, increasing access to fresh, healthy food for hungry New Mexicans.

  28. Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe Public Schools - Parent Academy: Program provided to parents throughout the district in order to cultivate parent engagement in student support; the program provides on-site childcare and materials for classes.

  29. Santa Fe Recovery Center, Circle of Security Parenting: Professional development for SFRC staff in the Circle of Security Parenting Model, an approach that improves attachment security between mothers with substance use disorders and their children.

  30. Self Help, Inc., Seed Money Program: Small business and education grants that provide assistance in building the financial futures of low-income families.

  31. Taos Land Trust, Building Resiliency in Community - Emerging Young Farmer Program at Rio Fernando Park: Agricultural leadership training for emerging young farmers.

  32. The Indigenous Knowledge Collective, Sewing Indigenous Existence: Program that teaches participants the creative skills needed to sew Indigenous textiles and cultural clothing for themselves, their family, and members of the community, fostering revitalization of the traditional existence in the tribal communities through the arts.

  33. The Paseo Project, Learn, Explore & Play @ PASEO - 2020 STEAM Education Programming: Hands-on workshops, demos, conversations, and practice opportunities that connect students to cutting-edge, STEAM-informed art and artists, delivered in partnership with teachers, area nonprofits, and educational institutions.


See 2019 Grant Recipients