2010 Sandia Foundation Grants
A New Day Youth & Family Services, $5,000, to build a Life Skills Academy to help youth and their families chart a positive life course that will help them become meaningful and productive members of our community.
ACCION New Mexico Arizona Colorado, $10,000, to conduct effective outreach to entrepreneurs defraying a portion of the costs associated with lending and providing financial literacy training and help the organization leverage additional funds from local individuals, corporations and foundations.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, $10,000, to provide operating support for the dental clinic, specifically to replace and purchase outdated dental supplies and equipment, dentures, client contingencies (one-time, immediate need that addresses basic items of daily living) and dental assistant hours for dental clinic patients.
Albuquerque Meals on Wheels, $7,500, to help ensure 134 homebound clients in our low income medical meal program continue to receive special therapeutic meals allowing them to maintain/improve their health and retain independence and quality of life.
Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, $5,000, for Financial Aid and Private Lesson Program, enabling talented students from Albuquerque to participate in one of the advanced orchestras regardless of their financial situation.
APS Title I, Homeless Projects, $10,000, to provide an after-school tutoring program and transition services for homeless high school youth throughout high school and into responsible adulthood.
ARCA, Inc., $ 7,500, to provide adults with developmental disabilities with evidence-based literacy instruction that promotes their inclusion in social, cultural, recreational, health, employment and learning events and activities in the community.
Assistance League of Albuquerque, $7,500, to provide uniform clothing for elementary and middle school students in need at all 34 APS schools requiring uniforms.
Bosque School, $5,000, to provide tuition support for students in the 2010-11 school year with matching grant support for these same students in the following year.
Boy Scouts of America, $5,000, to support Scouting expenses for one Albuquerque Cub Scout Pack in a low-income neighborhood.
Casa Esperanza, $5,000, for general operating costs and patient support for the Patient Navigation Program, which is available to serve cancer patients and families while receiving treatment.
CNM Foundation, $7,500, for students who are in critical periods of transition: youth transitioning out of foster care; women transitioning from the Metropolitan Detention Center following their release and youth and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Crossroads for Women, $7,500, to reinstate its continuing care program for long term support of women exiting homelessness providing crisis intervention and lower level supportive services designed to assist graduates of Crossroads to maintain stability.
Direct Action for Youth Foundation, $5,000, to sustain before or after school tutoring in reading and math for 60 elementary school students during the 2010-11 academic year.
East Central Ministries, $5,000, to expand our youth development programming into a hands-on entrepreneurial training/mentoring course called "Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Through Urban Farming" engaging 20 student leaders in the International District.
First Nations Community Healthsource, $5,000, to support intensive street outreach program to reach the homeless in the SE Heights engaging more of the population and connecting them to the clinic.
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, $7,500, to support job services to homeless individuals including job assessment, skills training, and job seeking skills, specific assistance, placement and retention.
Hogares, Inc., $5,000, to make critical repairs to one transitional living facility that would save money in utility expenses by replacing old single pane windows with energy efficient ones.
Menaul School, $5,000, to expand financial aid program, making an independent college preparatory education accessible to a greater number of qualified students who have minimal financial means.
National Dance Institute of New Mexico, $ 7,500, to provide East San Jose Elementary School, one of Alb.'s most under-resourced schools, with NDI's innovative in-School Program to transform students' academic achievement and well-being.
Pegasus Legal Services for Children, $7,500, to support the Kinship Caregiver Support Program which helps grandparents raising grandchildren, and other caregivers, keep children safe from abuse and neglect by obtaining a court order appointing them as the legal guardians of the children.
Presbyterian Ear Institute, $5,000, to provide scholarship support for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing enrolled in the Oral School.
Rio Grande Food Project, $7,500, To assist in providing emergency food relief to 30,000 of the most vulnerable in the community with providing 460,000 meals to hungry children (50%) and seniors (5%) and adults living with food insecurities (45%).
Samaritan Counseling Center, $10,000, to cover or supplement counseling fees for poor, uninsured or underinsured families in central New Mexico.
Senior Citizens' Law Office, $5,000, for the expansion of partnerships beyond aging services providers by identifying programs and services unique to the community such as health and social service centers and dedicated senior healthcare clinics.
Special Olympics New Mexico, $5,000, to purchase much needed sports equipment that will help more effectively provide a quality experience for our athletes, their families and the volunteers we serve.
The Storehouse, $7,500, to support the operations of the Food Sourcing, Gathering and Rescue Program that prevents the disposal of useable food by collecting such food and providing it to the working poor.
WESST Corp, $5,000, to support the Youth IDA Program serving low-income, at-risk youth with complete financial literacy training course and a matched saving account that provides students with opportunity to save $3,000 for higher education, small business or a down payment on a first-time home.