Great Grant Giveaway benefits 5 nonprofits - Albuquerque Journal

Great Grant Giveaway benefits 5 nonprofits

US Eagle employees, from left, Stacie Perea, Laura Atencio, Stephanie Tercero and Danielle Silva. US Eagle was one of the companies presenting gifts to Albuquerque Community Foundation's 7th Annual Great Grant Giveaway. (Courtesy of The Albuquerque Community Foundation)
US Eagle employees, from left, Stacie Perea, Laura Atencio, Stephanie Tercero and Danielle Silva. US Eagle was one of the companies presenting gifts to Albuquerque Community Foundation’s 7th Annual Great Grant Giveaway. (Courtesy of The Albuquerque Community Foundation)

Albuquerque’s International District, the most ethnically diverse area in the city, is the main beneficiary of the seventh annual Great Grant Giveaway.

bright spotFive nonprofit organizations will share $151,860 donated by the giveaway, which is sponsored by the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

This year’s theme was “Tapestry: A City Woven Together.”

The five organizations being helped are:

• International District Economic Development Center, a workspace for entrepreneurs and small-business owners living in the district. Its $40,825 grant will help fund business development workshops, training, access to capital and marketing support.

• Project Feed the Hood, an education, food and community gardening initiative that partners with International District schools, was granted $39,160. It offers youths the opportunity to farm in school gardens, volunteer at a community garden near the Albuquerque airport and earn paid agricultural internships in the South Valley.

• Artful Life, an arts and community organization dedicated to transforming neighborhoods through collaborative art, received $17,025 to continue its long-term arts and community development project, which involves more than 200 community members and local artists.

• The Innovation Academy, at Innovate ABQ, is designed for students to pursue their interests in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship while completing traditional degree programs at UNM. This group received $18,500.

• Homewise, a nonprofit that addresses issues of foreclosed homes, vacant lots and a large population of homeless people. It received $36,350 to restore abandoned homes in the district and sell them at affordable prices to first-time homebuyers.

We welcome suggestions for the daily Bright Spot. Send to newsroom@abqjournal.com.

 

Home » News » Albuquerque News » Great Grant Giveaway benefits 5 nonprofits


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

1
West Side town house declared total loss after Friday ...
ABQnews Seeker
An under construction town house on ... An under construction town house on Albuquerque's West Side was declared a total loss after catching fire early Friday. Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to ...
2
California man sentenced to 11½ years in 2019 fatal ...
ABQnews Seeker
A state district court judge sentenced ... A state district court judge sentenced a California man Friday to 11½ years in prison in the 2019 shooting death of Daniel Sias, 34, ...
3
APD seeking help identifying teen girls killed in suspicious ...
ABQnews Seeker
The Albuquerque Police Department is asking ... The Albuquerque Police Department is asking for help identifying two teenage girls who were killed in a suspicious crash early Thursday morning. The deadly ...
4
County denies request to provide legal defense for Couy ...
ABQnews Seeker
Otero County commissioners on Friday rejected ... Otero County commissioners on Friday rejected a plea by one of their colleagues, Couy Griffin, for taxpayer-funded legal representation as he fights a lawsuit ...
5
Flooding prompts evacuations, road closures in burn scar communities
ABQnews Seeker
Several northern New Mexico communities in ... Several northern New Mexico communities in the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak burn scar experienced flash floods on Friday afternoon.  Heavy rain and runoff prompted San ...
6
Governor asks Biden for federal assistance to protect reproductive ...
ABQnews Seeker
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged President ... Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged President Joe Biden on Friday to take federal action to protect women in states that have banned abortion in ...
7
Experts: US Court fractures decades of Native American law
ABQnews Seeker
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding ... A U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding state authority to prosecute some crimes on Native American land is fracturing decades of law built around the ...
8
County appoints interim MDC chief
ABQnews Seeker
who was the director of administrative ... who was the director of administrative services at the lockup — will serve in the role while the county conducts a nationwide search, according ...
9
Rio Rancho company gets state, local funds to aid ...
ABQnews Seeker
Rio Rancho-based Deluxe Designs is getting ... Rio Rancho-based Deluxe Designs is getting help from state and local officials to aid in its manufac ...