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LANL Foundation Awards $360,600 to 74 Northern New Mexico Education and Community Outreach Recipients

LANL Foundation Awards $360,600 to 74 Northern New Mexico Education and Community Outreach Recipients

Espaňola, New Mexico—Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is proud to announce $360,600 has been awarded to 74 grantees in its 2021 Education and Community Outreach Grant cycle.

These competitive awards were distributed to schools, school districts, non-profits, and Pueblo or Tribal communities in LANL Foundation’s seven-county service area (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos) and represent a spectrum of projects designed to offer community-based innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning as well as education programs for public school children in grades K–12.  

“This has been an especially tough and challenging year for schools, districts, for our greater non-profit sector, and for Tribal communities. Families, children, students of all ages, and educators have been asked to face the impossible—and they have done so with grace, courage, and creative resiliency,” Grants Manager Sylvan Argo said. “This recent round of competitive applications for LANL Foundation’s Outreach Grant Cycle reflected many emerging needs, and highlighted those that have been doing foundational work in education long before these recent challenges.” 

“During an unprecedented time, schools and non-profits have doubled-down on their commitment to our children in an inspiring and humbling way. We are grateful to be partners with this year’s cohort, and look forward to learning from them and their impactful work,” Education Enrichment Director Michael Dabrieo said.

This year, the range of causes supported by the Education and Community Outreach Grants includes:

Early childhood education in nature, art, and science

  • ​Teen and community center renovations and developments
  • Parenting support and life skill education for families

  • K-12 summer educational programs for urban and rural youth

  • K-12 teacher & classroom volunteer training programs

  • K-12 STEM, literacy, wildlife, cooking, nutrition, writing, arts and music education

  • Extracurricular support for children with diverse learning needs

  • Social-emotional support for grieving children

  • Domestic violence prevention education

  • Workforce development training, internships and mentorship

  • Career readiness education for college-bound students

  • Ecological restoration community projects

  • Indigenous agricultural knowledge preservation programming

  • Nutrition, seed saving, and food security programs

For a full list of 2021 grantees, click here: https://www.lanlfoundation.org/grants/current-grantees