Early Childhood Initiative
Santa Fe Public Schools ¡Adelante! Program for Homeless Students and Families – $20,000 For an early childhood family support specialist working with families having children birth to age 5. www.sfps.info
AppleTree Educational Center (Truth or Consequences) - $15,000 For the Little Things Matter home visiting program and to increase family engagement with community support services. www.appletreeeducation.org
AVANCE - New Mexico (Las Cruces) - $20,000 For the two-generation Parent-Child Education Program, a home-based support for low-income pregnant women, families and primary caregivers in Doña Ana County. www.avance.org
Avenues Early Childhood Services (Gallup) - $15,000 To provide group learning opportunities for families that complement the organization's home visiting program.
Bay Area Early Childhood Funders (San Francisco, CA) - $2,000 For support of the funder collaborative
Catholic Charities (Albuquerque) - $15,000 To support the early childhood education program in the new Children's Learning Center
Community Partnership for Children (Silver City) - $10,000 To support the Grant County Early Child Care Community Unified, a community-wide shared services and professional development model.
Cooperativa Korimi (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For support of this cooperative that trains and supports home-based child care providers in the South Valley area of Albuquerque.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), First Judicial District (Santa Fe) – $12,500 General support for this organization that recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties. www.casafirst.org
Children in Need of Services (CHINS) (Alamogordo) - $12,000 For the "Time In for Play and Learning" program at this comprehensive early childhood services organization.
CLN Kids/Cuidando Los Niños (Albuquerque) – $8,000 For general operating support of this organization providing high quality early childhood services to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old from families experiencing homelessness, including child care, family case management and health care. www.clnkids.org
Enlace Communitario (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For a partnership with University of New Mexico to provide a music-based intervention for young children who have experienced trauma.
ENMRSH (Clovis) - $15,000 For the "Strengthening Communities by Learning to Teach" project that brings eastern New Mexico early childhood providers together for shared learning and professional development.
First Born Program, Gila Regional Medical Center (Silver City) – $15,000 To enhance and expand the First Born Program, a home visiting model for first-time parents created in Silver City that is being replicated in other communities. www.firstbornprogram.org
First Born of Northern New Mexico (Las Vegas) $15,000 For support of the First Born Program that serves San Miguel and Mora Counties www.firstbornprogram.org
Bernalillo County Early Childhood Accountability Partnership (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For support of a coordinator of this effort to improve outcomes for children prenatal to age 8 through a network of more than 40 partners. www.missiongraduatenm.org/ECAP
The Bountiful Alliance (Truth or Consequences) - $10,000 For the Bountiful Babies program combining family-centered community arts, social and playful activities, wellness and community outreach in Sierra County. http://sierracountyfarmersmarket.org/the-bountiful-alliance/
Central Consolidated School District (Shiprock) - $7,500 To purchase materials that strengthen early literacy and for family field trips in the Parents as Teachers home visiting program. www.ccsdnm.education
Family Learning Center (Española) $15,000 General operating support for this program serving 3- and 4-year olds, including their involvement as a pilot site for the New Mexico PreK program for 3-year olds www.flckidsespanola.org
Fathers New Mexico (Santa Fe) - $15,000 General program support for this organization that "helps young men become great fathers." First Choice Community Healthcare (Albuquerque) - $10,000 To support collaboration with the South Valley Early Childhood Group in establishing a central hub for parents, caregivers and their children to access non-medical information and resources. www.fcch.com
The Food Depot (Santa Fe) – $25,000 To continue the Infant Supply Initiative and Diaper Depot that provides diapers, formula, baby food and other necessities through agencies working with The Food Depot, especially to families with newborns who have yet to qualify for subsidy programs. www.thefooddepot.org
Greater Santa Rosa Council on Alcoholism (Tucumcari) $15,000 To support the organization's home visiting program serving rural and isolated families with babies.
Imagination Library of Grant County (Silver City) - $10,000 To strengthen this program in Grant County and other New Mexico communities. Originally created by Dolly Parton, the program mails books monthly to children birth to age five.
Jardin de los Niños (Las Cruces) $20,000 To enhance and strengthen services for vulnerable infants and toddlers experiencing the trauma of homelessness or near-homelessness www.jardinlc.org
Keres Children's Learning Center (Cochiti Pueblo)- $10,000 For support of this Montessori-based preschool that provides instruction in the Keres indigenous language and encourages families to play a continuing role in the education of their children. www.kclcmontessori.org
Presbyterian Medical Services: Santa Fe County Children’s Services – $20,000 For support of a pilot program, "Training New Talent," that will provide summer internships at Santa Fe County Head Start and Early Head Start programs to strengthen the early childhood workforce. www.pms-inc.org
La Familia Medical Center (Santa Fe) – $35,000 For support of prenatal care for expectant mothers and parent education through the Maternal-Child Health Team and especially to support a community health worker to assist more at-risk pregnant women in Santa Fe County. www.lafamiliasf.org
Las Cumbres Community Services (Española and Santa Fe) – $40,000 For support of the Santa Fe Community Infant Program that provides home-based infant mental health services, family support, and bilingual group sessions for parents and other early childhood services in Northern New Mexico. www.lascumbres-nm.org
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (Española) - $25,000 To support Foundation staff in providing technical and strategic assistance, advocacy and professional development opportunities for New Mexico home visiting and other early childhood programs www.lanlfoundation.org
Many Mothers (Santa Fe) – $12,000 For general operating support of this program that provides dedicated and trained volunteers to assist new mothers and their babies. www.manymothers.org
Mother Tongue Project (Santa Fe) - $10,000 For this relationship-based program that uses reading, writing, discussion and mentoring to support teen mothers.
New Mexico Appleseed (Albuquerque) $15,000 For the Research and Development Lab, a systemic assessment of issues facing families with young children with a goal of better coordination of services and funding.
New Mexico Asian Family Center (Albuquerque) $7,500 For staff professional development to enhance early childhood programming for family child caregivers among Asian families in Bernalillo County.
New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (Albuquerque) – $50,000 To support T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) scholarships for early childhood professionals enrolled in early childhood higher education education programs and to support the “Incentives” pay supplement program focused on rewarding and retaining professional teaching staff working with infants and toddlers in child care, especially in underserved and rural areas of the state. www.nmaeyc.org
New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health (Albuquerque) – $7,000 To support a collaboration with staff in the New Mexico GRADS program that works with high school age parents and their babies. www.nmaimh.org
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For the "Protecting the Public Benefits Safety Net" project that works to ease access to food, healthcare and other services for eligible families with babies www.nmpovertylaw.org
New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For support of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) statewide network.
New Mexico Department of Health (Santa Fe) - $30,000 To support the use of social media and other communication strategies to promote reproductive health and the voluntary consideration of using long acting reversible contraceptives.
New Mexico PBS (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For partnerships with community-based earl;y learning organizations using "ready to Learn" and PBS Kids Lab materials and curricula.
New Mexico Voices for Children (Albuquerque) – $15,000 For general support of this organization that advocates for New Mexico’s children and publishes research on the status of children in our state. www.nmvoices.org
NonProfit Back Office Resources (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For a pilot to provide a shared-services model of accounting and human resources for childcare programs statewide www.npbor.org
Northwest New Mexico First Born Program (Gallup and Farmington) - $10,000 For the purchase of children's books provided to families during home visits.
Parents Reaching Out (Albuquerque) - $7,500 To strengthen the early childhood development component of, and provide scholarships to, the annual Family Leadership Conference www.parentsreachingout.org
PB & J Family Services (Albuquerque) - $10,000 To develop and implement a intensive parenting and child development curriculum for high risk families.
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico (Albuquerque) – $15,000 For support of the Responsible Sex Education Institute in Santa Fe that works to reduce unintended teen pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. www.pprm.org
Presbyterian Ear Institute (Albuquerque) - $15,000 For support of the Parent-Infant Program, a center-based early intervention for deaf and hard of hearing children up to 18 months old.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services - Socorro General Hospital $18,000 - To promote and expand the Circle of Security parenting education program and to provide postpartum home visits for at-risk babies and families www.phs.org
REEL Fathers (Santa Fe) – $10,000 To develop a new program "Father Talk" that encourages fathers to engage more with their babies through reading, storytelling and other activities so that babies hear more words and build their word sense and vocabularies as they grow. www.reelfathers.org
San Juan College (Farmington) - $15,000 To provide staff professional development, especially in infant mental health, and general operating support in the College's Child and Family Development Center www.sanjuancollege.edu
Santa Fe Community College – $20,000 For support of Kids Campus in the College's Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE). www.sfcc.edu
Santa Fe Indian Hospital/Reach Out and Read (Santa Fe & Boston, MA) – $10,000 For continuing support of the Reach Out and Read books program at the hospital and pueblo field clinics; babies and children take home a book after every check-up; and to strengthen programs statewide. www.reachoutandread.org
St. Elizabeth Shelter (Santa Fe) – $10,000 For operating support of the Casa Familia Women and Family Shelter, a transitional facility for homeless women and families with children that includes case management and other support services. www.steshelter.org
St. Vincent Hospital Foundation (Santa Fe) – $15,000 For support of the Healthy Beginnings Initiative in the CHristus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center network, especially to train staff to support breastfeeding, and to support the Books for Babies program. www.stvinfoundation.org
Searchlight New Mexico (Santa Fe) - $50,000 For the New Mexico Child Well-Being Project, an investigative journalism approach to raising public awareness and promoting positive change for our state's children and their families.
Tewa Women United (Española) - $12,500 For support of the Yiya Vi Kagingdi Doula Project, providing culturally appropriate prenatal, birthing and postpartum support for families, especially Tewa Pueblo women, and to develop a doula training program in Northern New Mexico. www.tewawomenunited.org
Tresco (Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences) - $10,000 For the purchase of developmentally appropriate playground and therapeutic equipment for infants and toddlers.
Twirl Play & Discovery Space (Taos) - $10,000 For programs serving infants, toddlers and their families that foster creativity, imagination and fun.
University of New Mexico Institute for Social Research (Albuquerque) – $15,000 To support the New Mexico Evaluation Lab, providing high quality evaluation by students and faculty for early childhood programs. www.isr.unm.edu
United Way of Santa Fe County – $15,000 For the Family, Friends and Neighbors program that supports caregivers and children in informal, unregistered, unlicensed care settings through on-site visits and play-learn groups; and $50,000 for renovations to the United Way Early Learning Center at Kaune.. www.uwsfc.org
University of New Mexico Adolescent Medicine (Albuquerque) - $50,000 To support the Better Choices program that is training health providers to counsel women of child-bearing age about reproductive health and choices available to delay parenting, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). The program is a partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health.
University of New Mexico Gallup - $20,000 To support the family education initiative seeking to increase engagement and knowledge of child development for families in the Early Childhood and Family Center http://www.gallup.unm.edu
University of New Mexico Family Development Program (Albuquerque) $15,000 To support the Early Childhood Investment Zone local coalition building initiative, including a convening of participating local partners from across the state.
Western New Mexico University (Silver City) $35,000 For support of the Growing Tree Infant and Toddler Program at Silver and Opportunity High Schools serving teen parents and their children operated by WNMU's Early Childhood Programs www.ecp.wnmu.edu
Youth Shelters (Santa Fe) – $15,000 For general operating support of this organization that provides an overnight shelter, transitional living apartments, street outreach, counseling, and other services for homeless youth, including homeless pregnant and parenting teens. www.youthshelters.org
Zero to Three (Washington DC) - $3,200 For support of the 2016 National Training Institute, a national conference for professionals in early childhood research, services, advocacy and opportunities www.zerotothree.org
All organizations are in Santa Fe unless otherwise noted
Audubon New Mexico -- $20,000 For support of nature education programs for children at the Randall Davey Audubon Center, in Santa Fe public schools, and in other New Mexico locations; and $25,000 to support the current capital campaign. nm.audubon.org
Gerard's House -- $10,000 For their grief support work with children and families, especially the new Nuestra Jornada program for immigrant children. www.gerardshouse.org
National Center for Family Philanthropy (Washington DC) -- $3,000 For general support of this research and resources center for family foundations and philanthropic families. www.ncfp.org
New Mexico Environmental Law Center -- $15,000 For general support in representing citizens, families and communities to protect New Mexico's environment and health. www.nmelc.org
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (Albuquerque) -- $5,000 General support for this statewide organization that seeks to protect and preserve wild places. www.nmwild.org
Santa Fe Conservation Trust - $5,000 For general support of this local land trust that promotes our local trails system and the preservation of open spaces. www.sfct.org
Santa Fe Watershed Association - $2,000 For adoption of a portion of the Santa Fe River
Somos Un Pueblo Unido - $10,000 for general support of this immigrant advocacy organization.
Think New Mexico -- $10,000 For general operating support of this think tank that educates the public and policy makers about pressing issues and develops "effective, comprehensive, sustainable solutions to those problems." www.thinknewmexico.org