Los Alamos Community Foundation Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Recipients



The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF), in collaboration with generous donors and community partners, announced $29,300 of Emergency Response grants to twenty regional nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nonprofits receiving funding in this initial round include: 

  • Barrios Unidos
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
  • Breath of My Heart Birthplace
  • Coro de Camara
  • Espanola YMCA Teen Center
  • Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
  • Family Learning Center
  • Habitat for Humanity of Espanola Valley & Los Alamos
  • Las Cumbres Community Services
  • Los Alamos Makers
  • Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service
  • Luciente
  • Moving Arts Espanola
  • Northern Youth Project
  • Self Help
  • Ponderosa Montessori School
  • Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program
  • SuperHealth
  • The Family YMCA.

“We recognize that each day brings new hardships for our area nonprofits, many of which are serving our most vulnerable residents,” said Rachel Kizielewicz, LACF Executive Director. “LACF and our funding partners are ready to do more in the coming weeks.”

Nonprofits severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for an emergency response grant at www.losalamoscf.org/nonprofit-emergency-response-fund-application

“This is an exceptionally challenging time for our nonprofits, especially those that are suddenly facing increased demand for their services because they support basic needs addressing social determinants of health,” said Cindy Padilla, Executive Director of the United Way of Northern New Mexico. “This Emergency Response Fund provides an option for donors who want to support our region’s greatest needs but aren’t sure where to direct their funding.  

About the Nonprofit Emergency Response Funds

The LACF, in collaboration with Con Alma Health Foundation, Delle Foundation, LANL Foundation, LANL/Triad National Security LLC, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B), and United Way of Northern New Mexico, has set up Nonprofit Emergency Response Funds, as a hub for accepting donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses and distributing 100% of those funds rapidly to nonprofits, with priority to those on the front lines of COVID-19 response. Since Los Alamos County is not in the service area of any other community foundation in New Mexico, we have set up two funds:

The Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund – Los Alamos will collect funds prioritized toward nonprofits situated in and serving Los Alamos County.

The Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund – Greatest Need will collect funds prioritized toward the greatest need of nonprofits situated in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties.

Public contributions to the funds are welcome, and can be made online or by check.

Donations can be made online through LACF’s website: www.losalamoscf.org/giving/covid-19-nonprofit-emergency-response.

Cash donations may be made via check to “Los Alamos Community Foundation” and mailed to:

Los Alamos Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1225
Los Alamos, NM 87544

100% of contributions to this fund will be distributed to regional nonprofit organizations swiftly as needs arise. Funding partners are waiving all administrative fees, and covering all credit card fees.

For questions, contact the Foundation at info@losalamoscf.org or 505-661-4420. 

About the Los Alamos Community Foundation:  Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity and success of our local nonprofit organizations. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.orghttp://www.losalamoscf.org.