Relief is on the way! Since our first week of emergency response, Taos Community Foundation distributed close to $250,000 in grant funding to nonprofits in Taos and western Colfax County in need of supplies and provisions to meet the demands of their mission during COVID-19.

These are extremely challenging times and requests for funding support is at an all-time high. To assure that we are responding to the highest needs, the Foundation is currently awarding grants that support response efforts rather than recovery efforts. We realize that the line between these may seem narrow. We are defining our immediate response efforts related to food, shelter, access to critical services and strengthening delivery/coordination efforts in these areas. The Foundation is not accepting applications at this time. We realize that other funders have posted applications, and that this is a familiar process for non-profits seeking funding. So that we can be rapid and efficient with our granting, we are relying on our strong community partnerships and existing networks to help us make good decisions, quickly.

As a core partner in EC-COAD (Enchanted Circle – Community Organizations Active in Disaster), our participation in the group has been valuable in learning first hand of community unmet needs. It is important to know that funding is not coming directly from EC-COAD. Grants are awarded from Taos Community Foundation, under existing review steps and approval policies.

The need in our community is great and we are doing our best work to secure funds for both response efforts now, and recovery efforts in the future. We will post our updated list of grantees as often as we can on our website and thru social media posts. Any changes to our funding process will be updated in a similar manner. Please sign up for our e-newsletter, which is always our first point of updated information.

Grants awarded since April 1, 2020 include the following:
• Community Against Violence – to support vouchers for overflow shelter needs
• El Centro Health Clinics- Support for health services in Taos and Northern region
• EnSuenos Y Los Angelitos Development Center- client services
• HEART of Taos – emergency shelter services
• DreamTree Project – emergency shelter services
• Golden Willow Retreat Center- support for counseling services
• Holy Cross Medical Center – to support vouchers for emergency shelter needs
• HCH Cancer Support Services- support for patients
• Las Cumbres Community Services- family support services in Taos
• Mountain Home Health Care – core support
• Shared Table – food pantry support, diaper project, leadership support for EC-COAD (Enchanted Circle –
Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
• St. James Food Pantry – expansion of transportation to outlying communities; supplemental food project
for vulnerable families served thru Taos Municipal School District
• Taos Coalition to End Homelessness – Emergency Shelter Services
• Mas Comunidad – Penasco food pantry
• North Central Food Pantry – Questa food pantry
• Rio Grande Alcohol Treatment Program- support for counseling services
• Santo Nino Food Pantry- Carson community food support
• Sin Fronteras – outreach support to immigrant community
• Taos Behavioral Health, behavioral health services support
• Taos Coalition To End Homelessness – to support vouchers for overflow shelter needs
• Taos Covid-19 Mutual Aid Hub – administrative support and launch of a community based volunteer platform
• Taos Chamber of Commerce – leadership support for EC-COAD (Enchanted Circle – Community Organizations Active in Disaster)
• Taos Immigrant Allies- basic needs support for local immigrant population
• Taos Land Trust
• Taos Municipal School District – support emergency technology needs
• Twirl- Resource materials for young children and families• Taos Whole Community Health- health service support
• Inside Out Recovery
• Taos Pueblo Administration
• Always Loving Mankind Food Pantry
• Down Town Taos Mainstreet
• Taos Pueblo
• Taos Education and Career Center at UNM Taos
• UNM Taos – assistance with grant writing class