NMAG Member NewsNovember 2016 Funder News

October 31, 2016 – 

The Taos Community Foundation announces their new Executive Director, Lisa O’Brien. Lisa has served as the Grants Director of the Foundation since 2005 and also as Interim Executive Director since the retirement of Elizabeth Crittenden Palacios at the end of June. Please join us in congratulating Lisa in her new role.

Albuquerque  Community Foundation  President and CEO Randy Royster has been elected to serve as a member of the Council on Foundation’s 17-member board of directors for a three year term at the 2016 Council of Foundation’s annual conference. Join us in thanking Randy for serving in this capacity.

Con Alma Health Foundation

Grant County Community Foundation is seeking to engage a highly qualified individual to facilitate a strategic planning process through conversations with the Advisory Board that will enable the Board to strategically achieve the organization’s mission and vision. For questions contact Barret Brewer at . We are pleased to support this new established foundation in New Mexico.


The W. K. Kellogg Foundation

  • The Foundation is pleased to introduce Antionette Tellez-Humble as their new Program Officer. We are very pleased to welcome Antionette into her new role!
  • The New Mexico Impact Fund is a mini-grant program focused on utilizing collaboration and coordination among organizations and key stakeholders as a means to make a more significant impact toward improving the lives of children and families. WKKF has provided a grant to The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to establish and administer the New Mexico Impact Fund (NMIF).
  • The Professional Development Fund is now available to New Mexico based WKKF grantees to impact WKKF goals around healthy, education kids in economically secure families. Funds through the Santa Fe Community Foundation are available to support strategic opportunities around leadership and professional development.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has released their 2015 Annual Report. They are also a co-sponsor of the New Mexico Education Summit (see events below) with the New Mexico Business Roundtable on Monday, November 14, 2016.

The Lannan Foundation announces a new public exhibition UCROSS: A Portrait in Place is the result of a collaboration between a group of ecologists from the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and artists associated with Land Arts of the American West at the University of New Mexico

McCune Foundation has released their 2016 Grantee Workshops Evaluation Summary. The purpose was to understand how McCune grantees see themselves as interconnected change agents within the system of NM nonprofits for greater impact in their work. The findings provide practical ideas for advancing their collaborative efforts, which may be useful for other New Mexico funders.

New Mexico Arts announced the awardees at the 2016 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts honoring eight artists at their Celebrated Awards Program in September 2016.