2021 Grants
Early Childhood Initiative
Birthing Tree $15,000 - to support doula services to families in both English and Spanish throughout prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods

Breath of My Heart Birthplace
$30,000 - to support greater pregnancy-care access for vulnerable populations and serve the holistic needs of those who are pregnant and parenting young children in northern New Mexico 

CASA, First Judicial District
$20,000 - to train and support community volunteers to advocate for the safety and well-being of foster children, with a special focus on babies and toddlers  

Child and Family Development Center
$30,000 - to support planning and services for the center’s work with young children, starting at the age of 6 weeks, and their families  

Child Counseling Center and Play Therapy Institute
$17,500 - to support Circle of Security training and ongoing therapeutic parent support in both Spanish and English 

Collaborative Teachers Institute
$12,000 - to support expansion of the Institute in partnership with Taos and Santa Fe early childhood educators in order to strengthen and further professionalize the early childhood workforce 

Cuidando los Ninos
$20,000 - to support pre-school parents, experiencing or exiting homelessness, to mobilize partners and lead advocacy to align early childhood systems with the needs of marginalized families with young children 

Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families
$17,000 - to support infant mental health services and other forms of support in Esperanza’s “Seeds of Hope” children’s program  

Family Learning Center
$5,500 - to support critical infrastructure additions and renovations to optimize the learning environment for toddlers in the 3 year-old classroom 

Fathers New Mexico
$25,000 - to support work with fathers in challenging circumstances and foster systems change strategies for fathers in NM 

First Born of Northern New Mexico
$22,000 - to support high-quality preventive and intervention home visiting services to expectant parents and families with young children  

First Born State Program Office at Santa Fe Community College
$25,000 -to support the new training institute and ongoing First Born model activities for high-quality home visiting 

First Steps/Children’s Trust Fund
$15,000 - to support two agencies’ early childhood staff in their asset-based capacity development aligned with the principles of infant mental health  

Food Depot
$35,000 - to support the Diaper Depot to supply disposable diapers and parent support materials to vulnerable families 

Gerard’s House
$21,000 - to support the Nuestra Jornada Young Parents Group as they acquire additional skills to navigate grief parenthood

Growing Up NM
$25,000 - to support home-based care providers by increasing their knowledge of child development and early learning 

Keres Children’s Learning Center
$25,000 -to support language revitalization efforts by intentional inclusion of babies, birth to three 

Kids Counseling, Inc.
$25,000 - to support the training of mental health clinicians to provide direct services to babies and their families 

La Familia Medical Center
$45,000 - to support prenatal care and newborn services to vulnerable individuals 

LANL Foundation
$42,000 - to support, in partnership with others, a culturally-responsive tribal cohort model to strengthen capacity in early childhood education 

Las Cumbres
$90,000 - to support evidence-based, clinical services for high-risk infants and their caregivers through community infant programs 

Many Mothers
$25,000 - to support their in-home, volunteer program working with families with new babies providing physical, practical, and emotional assistance  

New Mexico CASA Association
$15,000 - to support specialized training to all Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in NM for them to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected infants and toddlers in foster care 

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
$35,000 - to support legal and policy advocacy expertise to ensure that NM’s babies and toddlers have access to needed programs and services strengthening their growth, health, and development 

New Mexico Kids Matter, Inc.
$17,000 -to support advocacy work on behalf of abused and neglected infants and toddlers in foster care 

New Mexico State University Foundation, Inc.
$15,000 -to support the second phase of a community-based participatory study of service needs for immigrant families with very young children in

NM New Vistas
$15,000 - to support early intervention services that address needs in families with children birth to three using trauma-informed approaches to care  

NM Association for Infant Mental Health $18,000 - to support strengthening of the service delivery system for at-risk infants, children, and families through reflective supervision and professional development of the early childhood workforce in NM  

NM Association for the Education of Young Children
$5,000 - to support attendance at NMAEYC’s annual conference in 2022on early childhood education in NM 

NM Child Advocacy Network
$20,000 - to support policy interventions, build leadership skills, and collaborate with community providers to improve outcomes for young parents and families  

NM Voices for Children
$45,000 - to support advocacy for maintaining or increasing funding for early childhood care and education that will prevent adverse childhood experiences and support families and the early childhood workforce as part of a robust and equitable pandemic recovery 

OLÉ Education Fund
$12,500 - to support efforts to organize parents and early educators to provide perspectives conducive to creating new funding streams for early learning so the state can expand access and increase compensation for those working in childcare 

Planned Parenthood of NM
$25,000 - to support the provision of accessible and inclusive reproductive health care and comprehensive sex education through the Responsible Sex Education Institute’s programs in Santa Fe  

Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
$25,000 - to support “Northern Roots: Where Families Eat, Learn and Grow” program in Santa Fe and Espanola to address early childhood hunger through innovative clinical-community partnerships that increase access to healthy food 

Presbyterian Medical Services/ Early Childhood Care
$18,000 - to support Early Head Start teachers, implement activities, and engage parents to incorporate hands-on nature play principles to boost education and development of underserved children, birth to three 

Queen Bee Music Association
$5,000 - to support Queen Bee's “Kids Sing Alongs,” free weekly music classes for families with young children at the Railyard Park Conservancy and at Santa Fe Public Library’s southside branch 

Railyard Park Conservancy
$22,000 - to support the expansion of nature-based play programming for families with young children 

Reach out and Read
$25,000 - to support full book and program services at 3,425well-child visits for young children at high-need medical care sites in Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Santa Fe 

REEL Fathers
$5,000 - to support “Dad time with Babies,” a monthly support group for fathers with their infants 

Santa Fe Children’s Museum
$45,000 - to support the “Wee Explorations” program activities for 0-3in partnership with the Santa Fe Public Library and expansion of “Grab and Go” kit distribution to early childhood care centers in San Miguel, Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos and Sandoval Counties 

Santa Fe Community College/Kids campus
$18,000 - to support the planning and implementation of a bilingual curriculum model at Santa Fe Community College’s Kids Campus 

Santa Fe Recovery Center
$15,000 - to support mothers with young children undergoing treatment for detoxification and strengthening sober living skills  

SFPS-Adelante $25,000 - to support the Early Childhood Project’s provision of trilingual case management and community advocacy for children 0-3 experiencing homelessness  

St. Elizabeth Shelter
$15,000 - to support Casa Familia’s work with homeless women and young children 

St. Vincent Hospital Foundation
$50,000 (2nd year of 3-year grant) - to support the expansion of Christus/St. Vincent Hospital’s lactation assistance to outpatient services addressing the needs of those breastfeeding babies 2 weeks to 4 months old 

Twirl Play & Discovery Place
$11,500 - to support the community play space and early childhood programming for young children and their families throughout Taos County 

UNM-Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine
$27,000 - to support care for newborns and children up to age 3 at risk for hepatitis C in Sandoval County through collaboration with medical staff to establish and implement processes for referral and follow up care 

UNM-Evaluation Lab
$17,500 - to help early childhood organizations build evaluation capacity through:(1) intensive work with 1 org in our partnership program and (2) a Learning Community of 12-16 additional non-profits, supported with 1-on-1 consultations 

$25,000 - to support the creation of four new training modules for rural providers on neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) care and expansion of the number of implementation sites  

UNM-Family Development Program
$42,000 - to support the translation, designing, and printing of the third book in the “Watch Me Play, Watch Me Learn” series for families and their young children in English and Spanish 

Western New Mexico University
$25,000 - to support the program’s infant and toddler teachers to obtain Infant Mental Health endorsement through reflective supervision  

Youth Heartline
$20,000 - to support work in the Eighth Judicial District to improve family stability, especially for abused and neglected babies and young children through trauma-informed services and systemic solutions 

Youth Shelters and Family Services
$30,000 - to support comprehensive case management services and strengthen assistance for pregnant and parenting youth and their children experiencing homelessness
Invited Grants

$10,000 - to support the delivery and growth of outdoor education programming including field trips, teacher trainings, early childhood education, and community programs  

Girls, Inc. of Santa Fe $10,000 - to support increased program requests for low-income, underserved girls develop a positive self-image, healthy relationships, intellectual confidence, and the ability to advocate for themselves and others

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center $15,000 - to support work to advance justice and equity by empowering low-income immigrant communities through collaborative legal service, advocacy, and education

NM Environmental Law Center $5,000 - to support NM’s communities, including those from marginalized populations, in their access to clean air, land, and water in the fight for environmental justice NM Wilderness Alliance$7,000to support the defense of New Mexico's wilderness, wildlife, and water and to promote public lands stewardship by engaging families in citizen science and volunteer projects with an emphasis on equity and inclusion

Northern New Mexico College $5,000 - to support projects through the president's “Eagle Fund” which sponsors direct student support and other efforts to help students succeed

Somos un Pueblo Unido $15,000 - to support immigrant workers’ rights and economic conditions by providing leadership development training and know-your-rights education to low-income families, and organizing grassroots campaigns in eight NM counties

Think NM $15,000 - to support research and advocacy for innovative public policy reforms that address serious challenges facing New Mexico, including improving education and reducing poverty

2021 Brindle Fund @ the Santa Fe Community Foundation

In 2021, Brindle Fund supported an array of issues including supporting organizations expanding their use of technology and capacity for data management; staff training and professional development for dealing with the effects of trauma and abuse; and annual professional gatherings to share learnings and increase networking opportunities. Brindle Fund also supported some specific requests related to managing the ongoing COVID pandemic and emerging, related needs.