Community Advocacy

Community AdvocacyStrength Through Connection

A strong community has avenues for solid communication, partnerships between sectors, coalition and network building, and capacity building for non-profits.

2019 Impact Taos Grant Awardees

Not Forgotten Outreach                                                 $10,000                      Core Support

NFO recently graduated its inaugural squad of five (5) VetCorps members who received 450 service hours of agriculture training and three (3) member who are continuing as supervisors for VetCorps; leading crews in indoor hydroponics, row crops, animal husbandry, and beekeeping. Twelve (12) new VetCorps members are currently being hired for Spring/Summer terms. NFO submitted the Conservation Easement on the Corral 5 property to New Mexico’s State Forestry Division, Natural Lands Protection Committee, and the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department.

           Taos Ski Valley Charitable Fund, Crittenden-Palacios Fund*, Healy Fund* , and Heidi Epp Legacy Fund*


Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project                                         $5,000                       Core Support

There are currently no immigration attorneys in Taos. The Santa Fe Dreamers Project Taos Legal Clinics Program brings much needed legal representation to immigrants and their families, at zero cost to their clients. Providing these services and partnering with community-based service providers helps their clients to keep their families together by securing their right to live and work in the United States.

           Mitchell-Dunn Family Fund, Winn’s Critters Fund, and Crittenden-Palacios Fund*


Taos Elders & Neighbors Together                          $3,000                       Core Support

TENT’s mission is to connect elders to resources needed to maintain comfortable, dignified, vibrant lives in their homes and community by providing appropriate services, activities, and programs that will further that purpose. Currently, 36 vetted and trained volunteers provide services such as transportation, home visiting, small handyman jobs, assistance with technology, and other support to 30 dues paying members. Volunteers are also engaged with establishing relationships with other organizations, writing grant proposals, soliciting donations, promoting the organization’s services, and recruiting volunteers.

           Tao Fund and Emergency Medicines Fund*

Total fiscal year grant totals as of May 31, 2019 are over $1 Million Dollars!

Thank you to our generous Donor Advised Fundholders that participated in this years grant cycle.

* These represent Taos Community Foundation Directed Funds