Established in 2002, Brindle Foundation is a small family foundation based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a focus on Early Childhood. We carry on a legacy of caring and thoughtful philanthropy created by Martha Ann Healy.
News & Events
Conference on Early Childhood
September 16-17th, 2019
Presented by the Santa Fe Community College’s Early Childhood Center of Excellence and the LANL Foundation, these two full day events feature Dr. Bruce Perry, one of the world’s foremost experts on the long-term effects of early childhood trauma. See conference page for further info.

September 16, 2019: Early Childhood Symposium - Offering Understanding, Opportunity and Hope to Meet Challenges of Childhood Trauma and Development

September 17, 2019 The New Mexico Home Visiting Summit - Raising our Children, Elevating our Profession
Fiesta Para Bebés
June 1st, 2019
The annual Santa Fe Fiesta Para Bebés is on Saturday, June 1st at El Camino Real Academy (2500 S Meadows Rd). Last year this celebration brought together families with more than 30 providers of local services and opportunities.  The day included drawings for free diapers and prizes, activities for young children and lots of balloons.

With appreciation to Santa Fe Baby Fund for organizing this great event!
A New Department for Early Childhood in New Mexico
February 2019
A highlight of the 2019 New Mexico legislative session was the creation of the new cabinet level Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD). Early childhood programs currently in other state departments moving to the ECECD include childcare assistance and licensing, home visiting, PreK, early intervention and early childhood educator professional development. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will soon name a Secretary-Designate for the new department and the department is expected to become fully operational by July 2020.
New Mexico Receives Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five
January 2019
New Mexico learned in January that it had received a $5.4 million federal grant under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The funding from the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help states build and strengthen early learning systems for children birth to age five and their families. New Mexico’s application calls for the effort to begin prenatally. Under the grant, the state will conduct a statewide needs assessment and strategic plan, create an early learning media campaign, share professional development opportunities and best practices, and improve the overall quality of early learning services. These activities will also lay the foundation for the new Early Childhood Education and Care Department. More information here.
New Mexico drops to 50th in the nation in child well-being
June 2018
“New Mexico’s dismal ranking should serve as a wake-up call to our state that we must act—and that action must be comprehensive and sustained... The data show we are at a crossroads—we can continue to disinvest in our children or we can insist upon a new direction, one in which we make a deep commitment to improving conditions for all New Mexicans.” -James Jimenez, New Mexico Voices for Children in response to this year's KIDS count data.
See Searchlight New Mexico for their coverage and other excellent articles about early childhood in NM.