At its Spring 2017 board meeting, the FHL Foundation made the following grants:
- Cañones Early Childhood Center – $5,000. The project funded by this grant serves preschool children and their families, living in isolated, rural, economically impoverished communities of northern New Mexico. The Foundation has made grants to Cañones in previous fiscal years: $1,800 (2010–2011), $5,000 (2008–2009), $1,600 (2007–2008), $5,000 (2006–2007), and $1,600 (2008–2009).
- Saranam – $20,000. Saranam serves homeless families, and this grant provides general operations support. Families with children comprise the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. Families without stable housing are unable to move forward in other areas of their lives. Saranam takes a multi- or inter-generational approach to homelessness. In doing so, they try to break the cycle of homelessness by working with and across generations. This fits nicely with John Bowlby’s focus on breaking the trans-generational transmission of trauma.
- New Mexico Kids Matter – $20,000. Our mission is to serve abused and neglected children who are in foster care by advocating for them in court, at school, and in their homes. We recruit, train, and support the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who advocate for these children and help find them safe, permanent, and loving homes. This grant is in support of CASA volunteer training.
- Animal Humane New Mexico – $5,000. Animal Humane is dedicated to giving homeless cats, dogs, puppies and kittens a chance at a long healthy life. This grant is in support of general operations. We’ve worked with Animal Humane in the past: $1,000 (2003–2004), and $10,000 (2000–2001).
Congratulations to all of our Spring 2017 grant recipients!