Grants

Fund for Taos Recovery Grant 2020

Taos Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Fund for Taos recovery grant funding opportunity.fund for taos logo

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 this 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.

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Taos Community Foundation announces $120,000 in grants to local nonprofits!

Taos Community Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards of over $120,000 to local nonprofit organizations through the Impact Taos 2020 grant initiative. This annual application cycle is a competitive process and culminates in grant awards in eight giving pathways – Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Community Advocacy, Environment, Health, Education, and Youth. The grant docket is the culmination of several advisory committees, comprised of community members, who upon review, recommend a funding docket.

Taos Community Foundation is proud to support this year’s grantees during this uncertain time. As we all move towards recovery the nonprofit organizations in our community are crucial partners. They are vital to our strength and resiliency as a community. We thank this year’s Impact Taos applicants, and congratulate all of our grantee organizations. See below for a list of grantees.

Animal
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
Equine Spirit Sanctuary
Taos Feral Feline Friends

Arts / Culture
PASEO Project
Questa Creative Council
SOMOS
Millicent Rogers Museum

Basic Needs
Taos Coalition to End Homelessness
The Food Depot
DreamTree Project

Community
MAS Comunidad
Talpa Community Center
Friends of Questa Public Library

Education
Taos County Imagination Library (FOTPL)
AIRE School Gardens for School Food
Las Cumbres Nurturing Centers

Environment
Rivers and Birds
Taos Land Trust (STEMArts Lab)
Taos Land Trust

Health
Mountain Home Health Care
Golden Willow Retreat
HCH Cancer Support Services

Youth
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
TWIRL
Field Institute of Taos
Assistance Dogs of the West-Youth


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