Daniels Fund gives back to New Mexico - Albuquerque Journal

Daniels Fund gives back to New Mexico

The Daniels Fund last year provided $58.8 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, including $6.8 million to the Land of Enchantment.

“New Mexico was very important to Bill Daniels since he grew up in the state and attended New Mexico Military Institute,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Because of his fondness for the state, he directed the Daniels Fund to support programs that have a positive impact on the lives of its citizens.”

New Mexico organizations that received $4.6 million in grant funding in 2016 include: CHI St. Joseph’s Children (First Born), Communities in Schools of New Mexico, Excellent Schools New Mexico, New Mexico Center for School Leadership, Ngage New Mexico, Santa Fe Community Foundation (Birth to Career Collaboration), Teach for America New Mexico, United Way of Central New Mexico (Mission: Graduate), and United Way of Santa Fe County.

In terms of scholarships, the Daniels Fund provided $2.2 million in scholarships to students in New Mexico through two distinct programs: the Daniels Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships to deserving high school seniors, and the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program, which provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to nontraditional students.

The Daniels Fund’s New Mexico grantmaking strategy focuses primarily on education-related initiatives, often by inviting grant requests from nonprofits with an ability to improve education, from cradle to career, the organization said in a news release.

The Daniels Fund also provides grant funding to the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University for ethics education through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative. For more information, visit DanielsFund.org.

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