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2024 Give A Kid A Lift Grant Applications Are Open!

This Field of Interest fund at the Taos Community Foundation was established specifically to enable children who may have financial barriers to experience outdoor recreation in the mountains.

Funds may be used for program and operational support to give children in Taos and Colfax counties the ability to experience outdoor recreation, through skiing and snowboarding, hiking, rafting, snowshoeing, and more.

Awards will range from $3,000 to $6,000.

The deadline to apply is April 26th. Applicants will be notified of decisions by mid-May 2024!

  • Must serve youth in the Taos or Colfax County area providing outdoor recreational activities that take place in the mountains and/or in nature.
  • Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, are a public or governmental agency, a school, a federally recognized tribe in the State of New Mexico, or have a fiscal sponsor.
  • Engage staff or volunteers and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
  • As applicable, be current with all State and Federal reporting requirements: In Good Standing with the IRS, NM Secretary of State, and NM Attorney General.

If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Tanner Martin at or call 575-737-9300.


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