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February 6, 2023

Daniels Fund gives $5.2 million in
grants and scholarships in New Mexico in 2022

The Daniels Fund distributed $5.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in New Mexico in 2022. Throughout its four-state region of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, the Daniels Fund provided $63.8 million in grants and scholarships last year.

“Bill Daniels had a generous heart for all people and created the Daniels Fund to spark hope and improve lives in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming,” said Hanna Skandera, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “It is an honor to carry forward his legacy of supporting people who want to change their futures as well as giving the next generation more opportunity.”

Communities across New Mexico are benefiting from $3.5 million in grants this past year to highly effective nonprofits throughout the state. The Daniels Fund’s New Mexico grantmaking strategy focuses primarily on education-related initiatives, maximizing impact by inviting grant requests from nonprofit organizations with a demonstrated ability to improve the education continuum, from cradle to career. More details are available on the Daniels Fund’s K-12 education funding at

Organizations awarded grants in 2022 for programs serving people in New Mexico include 50CAN, Elevate Navajo, Excellent Schools New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, Native American Indigenous Games, New Mexico State University Foundation — Arrowhead Center, Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, Rio Grande Academy of Fine Arts, SAM Inc., Santa Fe Christian, and Teach Plus New Mexico.

New Mexico students received $1.7 million in scholarships in 2022 through the Daniels Fund’s two distinct scholarship programs. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to high school seniors with great potential, strong character, and big dreams. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program provides funding to participating colleges to offer scholarships to non-traditional students.

The Daniels Fund also provided grant funding for ethics education at New Mexico State University through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

About the Daniels Fund
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. Visit to learn more.
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