Grants

Fund for Taos Recovery Grant 2020/2021

Taos Community Foundation has raised over $600,000 for The Fund for Taos, our emergency action fund to assist with direct COVID response efforts.

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In its first phase, from March to July, the Fund for Taos deployed $249,700 to local organizations on the front lines of the pandemic through rapid-relief grants.
In the second phase of funding, grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that are directly responding to the significant consequences of this crisis across our community in creative and collaborative ways, pivoting both their programmatic work and organizational management to enhance existing programming, develop new programming and otherwise meet the demands of this new situation. Utilizing a grant application, a competitive process is underway and grant funding is beginning to flow.

This is a rolling application process and grants will be awarded on a monthly basis. As of December 1, 2020, over $522,200 has been awarded.

For more information and to apply, Click Here!


Taos Community Foundation announces $100,000 in grants to schools! (November, 2020)

The following schools received grant funds through this initiative:

Taos Cyber Magnet Taos Charter Red River Charter
Arroyos del Norte Elementary Anansi Charter Eagle Nest Elementary, Middle
Enos Garcia Elementary Vista Grande High Moreno Valley Charter High
Ranchos Elementary Roots and Wings (Red River) El Rito Elementary
Taos Middle School Questa Elementary, Middle, Intermediate, High Ojo Caliente Elementary
Taos High School Penasco Elementary, Middle, High Mesa Vista Middle, High
Taos Day School Taos Academy Taos International
TISA


Our Grantmaking Philosophy

Taos Community Foundation’s grant-making philosophy is that any grant we make will support the improvement of our communities’ quality of life. Grants are extended thru both competitive application cycles and also as direct awards from donor advised funds, that may be awarded throughout a calendar year. All grants awarded from Taos Community Foundation are issued in accordance with our Granting Policies.

Grants may be awarded to organizations that:

  • Are located to serve the people of Taos and western Colfax Counties
  • Are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code or are a public or governmental agency or a federally recognized tribe in the State of New Mexico, or that have a fiscal sponsor;
  • Employ staff and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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For More Information please contact Helen Forte, Director of Community Outreach (hforte@taoscf.org) or by phone (575) 737-9300