Accion: To provide greater access to capital and financial education for aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs.
Adelante: Funding to support Adelante's Desert Harvest Program, which connects individuals with disabilities to volunteer opportunities aimed at ending hunger. Through Desert Harvest, Adelante volunteers provide 1.3 nutritious meals at a yearly cost of three cents per meal.
Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless: Funding will provide access to oral health care (comprehensive care appointments, urgent care visits and dentures) for the most vulnerable people in our community. Specifically, funds will safeguard free oral health services to 1,500 people who are homeless and complete or partial dentures for 40 clients.
Albuquerque Meals on Wheels: Funding to support the Low-Income Food and Enrichment (LIFE) program, which provides no-cost/reduced-cost meals to Albuquerque residents who may have specific dietary restrictions related to illness. 100% of LIFE clients are disabled and 85% report that Meals on Wheels volunteers are the only visitors they have each day.
Albuquerque Museum: Funding for the ArtStart program, an arts education program for Pre-K students in APS Title I schools.
Albuquerque Oasis: Funding to support the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which pairs public school students K-4, who are reading just below grade level, with adult volunteers. The program utilizes committed, trained adults who have the time, patience, enthusiasm, and the life experience to make a profound difference in the lives of elementary school students at risk of falling through the cracks.
APS Title I Homeless Project: Funding to assist approximately 30 homeless secondary youth with after school tutoring two evenings per week during the school year. Additional funds will be used to serve approximately 200 students through middle and high school career fairs to help them explore potential options for their professional futures.
ARCA: To support ARCA's Health Matters Program, which offers individuals with disabilities various health and wellness activities, such as, weekly wellness walks, nutrition and cooking classes, educational health and wellness parties and home visits to provide health support for individuals receiving direct services.
Assistance League of Albuquerque: Funding for Operation School Bell, which assists elementary and middle school APS students in need at 35 Title I schools requiring uniforms. Their goal for the 2016-2017 school year is to provide clothing for at least 4,100 students and establish clothes closets in at least 20 Title I schools.
Barrett Foundation: Funding to support the Barrett Community Garden, a 1,500 sq. ft. growing space and greenhouse, which offers nutritional food for the women and children residing at Barrett House's Emergency Shelter.
Casa Esperanza: Casa Esperanza is New Mexico's "home away from home" for families requiring treatment for cancer and other serious medical illnesses. The house provides lodging and support to both adult and pediatric patients, with patients around the state becoming temporary Albuquerque residents. Funding will support the purchase of linens, mattress pads and other essential items to leverage a donation of 28 new mattresses.
Catholic Charities: Funding for Catholic Charities' Children's Learning Center, a five star, accredited preschool program in Albuquerque's South Valley. The children attending the Children's Learning Center come mainly from immigrant, low income, Spanish speaking families in the South Valley. The program addresses the educational learning gap between Hispanic and Caucasian students, by offering bilingual early childhood education.
Children’s Grief Center: To provide peer support groups in Albuquerque for 12 bereaved children who have recently lost a family member, often a parent. Through these groups, children can talk, draw, write, play or act out their experiences and process their experiences with others who are going through a similar loss.
CNM Foundation: Funding to continue building the Rust Opportunity Scholarship Fund through awarding emergency scholarships to students, which provides essential financial assistance to students who are facing unforeseen emergencies that could impact their educational progress.
Crossroads for Women: Funding will help support an on call Resident Manager and Community Support for Crossroads' residential programs, including Maya's Place, The Pavilions and HOPE House. These houses serve homeless women who have been cycled in and out of incarceration.
Enlace Comunitario: Funding for PROCESS DV, a weekly, non-therapeutic, domestic violence education and support drop-in group for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence. The peer-to-peer approach reduces the intimidation many victims feel when initially accessing more traditional services and the consistent weekly nature of the group allows victims to listen and reduce feelings of isolation often caused by domestic violence.
Explora!: Funding to support Explora's Youth Intern Program, which provides 30 paid internships per year to low-income, high achieving, culturally-diverse teens in Albuquerque. The program supports the interns as they develop workforce skills, receive college and career mentoring, explore the principles of experiential learning, provide community service, and serve as mentors for up to 5,000 low-income elementary school children annually via Explora's STEM educational programs.
Mayor’s Prize Program: Funding to the Mayor's Prize Program Powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, which is designed to improve the city's economic conditions by coordinating and increasing philanthropic resources for entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) and provide grants and technical assistance to ESOs to scale quality supports for ESOs and improve connectivity within the Albuquerque entrepreneurial ecosystem.
National Dance Institute: Funding to provide high quality educational enrichment through dance and performing arts training for children, targeting underserved populations and help children understand nutrition and regular exercise and its impact on wellness and academic achievement.
New Day Youth and Family Services: Funding will support New Day's Safe Home Computer Lab project, which provides homeless and disconnected youth with computers and computer literacy skills so they can take advantage of educational and employment opportunities.
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty: Funding to support low-income Albuquerque residents access food, healthcare and cash assistance benefits they need to feed their families, obtain health services and stay in their homes. These programs include Medicaid, TANF (temporary cash assistance), and SNAP (formerly food stamps).
New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks: Funding to support the Building Futures and Foundations Initiative, working with community partners and young people to identify the unique strengths and needs of New Mexico's foster youth while using national evidence-based strategies for improving outcomes in education, employment, health, housing, permanency, financial capability and social capital.
New Mexico Foundation for Dental Health: To provide donated dental services to 55 Albuquerque residents who are either permanently disabled or age 60 or older and afford them the opportunity to eat healthy and nutritious diets to improve their overall health. This is part of a matching grant, allowing Sandia Foundation's dollars to go farther and have a greater impact in the community.
New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation: To support Project Heart Start, a training program that teaches individuals life-saving skills, including CPR, how to use an AED machine, how to save a choking victim and how to recognize the signs of a heart attack. Specifically, these funds will help train employees in major corporate entities in central Albuquerque.
New Mexico Legal Aid: Funding for NM Legal Aid's Keeping Your Home program, which provides housing-related legal services to low- and moderate income New Mexicans primarily residing in greater Albuquerque. Attorneys provide free advocacy to about 200 families earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and do biweekly community education reaching another 130 individuals a year. Community education is provided, regardless of income, to those who are representing themselves in housing-related matters like foreclosure.
New Mexico Philharmonic: Funding for the Young Musician Initiative (YMI), which supports academic performance and encourages successful early learning habits, including focus in class, timely/accurate completion of homework, self-control, empathy, cooperation and self-confidence.
Paws & Stripes: Support for the Canine Training, a program that trains service dogs to be paired with veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
Pegasus Legal Services for Children: Funding for the Kinship Guardianship Program, which focuses on the basic needs for safety, stability, and access to healthcare and education of children being raised by grandparents or other care givers when the child(ren)'s parent is unable to provide proper care and refuses to allow the care giver to obtain the legal authority necessary to ensure that these needs are met.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains: To support Planned Parenthood's Responsible Sex Education Institute programming, which works to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates in Albuquerque, by ensuring youth have the education they need to make responsible decisions and delay parenting.
Presbyterian Ear Institute: Funding will support tuition for low-income individuals and families to attend Presbyterian Ear Institute's School for Oral Deaf Education, which offers an education option to families who choose spoken language (without the use of manual signs) as the primary mode of communication for their children with hearing loss. The goal of the program is to empower deaf children to not only develop speech and language skills needed for oral communication, but also to develop social and emotional skills required for successfully entering mainstream schools.
Prosperity Works: Funding for La Red del Abajo's Young Men and Men Program, which focuses on the meaningful engagement of at-risk, low income Latino youths who live in Albuquerque's semi-urban, heavily immigrant, and severely marginalized South Valley. With strong educational components at its core, the immediate program goals are for Latino youth to learn to solve problems peacefully, to become financially knowledgeable, to learn about nutrition and health.
Rio Grande Food Project: Operational funding to help Rio Grande Food Project provide 1.6 million meals of supplemental food to over 48,000 hungry children, youth, adults and seniors who live and work in Albuquerque.
Rock at Noon Day: Operating grant to help provide a safe place and basic resources for the homeless and hurting individuals in the city.
Ronald McDonald House: Funding to provide basic needs for families utilizing the Family Room programs at the UNM Children's Hospital and the Presbyterian Hospital. Family Rooms allow the family members of sick children to stay close by in the hospital.
Samaritan Counseling: Funding for the St. Joseph's Center for Children and Families, which provides mental health counseling to primarily low-income, Spanish-speaking and bilingual adults, adolescents, and children in the International District, Central Albuquerque and the South Valley.
SHARE New Mexico: Funding to support the development of SHARE 2.0, an online web platform developed in Albuquerque, that serves as the state's most comprehensive directory of nonprofit services. Requested funds are available to be matched by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will be utilized to ensure the over 8,000 organizations and 10,000 programs SHARE has included in the resource directory (the majority of which are in the greater Albuquerque area) are easily accessible by those who are helping individuals, especially in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services.
St. Martin’s Hospitality: To support Project End Homelessness, which focuses on low/no income people with mental health issues and/or addiction disorders. The project helps these individuals obtain employment opportunities through the Coffee Shop.
Supportive Housing Coalition: Funding for Supportive Housing Coalition's Housing First program, which seeks to help individuals and families who have experienced both chronic homelessness and serious health disorders. Specifically, funding will support the Service Coordination Program for 80+ residents with special needs at the Sunport Plaza Apartments.
The Storehouse: Funding for The Storehouse's new program, "The Storehouse Goes Mobil," a mobile food pantry that will deliver food to churches, senior centers and/or community centers. Clients can choose food at these locations and take it home to prepare; funding will provide 50,000 healthy meals to low-income households through this new program.
WESST: To provide start-up and existing entrepreneurs in Albuquerque with high quality training and one-on-one consultations, as well as incubation services for companies housed at the WESST Enterprise Center. Additional funds will support WESST's work with small businesses, with an emphasis on business finance, marketing and management.
Working Classroom: To provide a full range of academic, artistic and financial support and mentoring for talented, low-income students. Funding will allow students to receive free, year-round, bilingual artistic training, academic tutoring, paid internships, college prep programming and opportunities to collaborate with prominent national artists to create art and theatre that addresses social change.