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March 10, 2020

Daniels Fund gives nearly $6 million in grants and scholarships in New Mexico in 2019

— $108 million given in the state since 2000 —

In 2019, the Daniels Fund provided more than $5.95 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in New Mexico. Since inception in 2000, the Daniels Fund has distributed $108.6 million in grants and scholarships in the state. Throughout its four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, the Daniels Fund provided more than $58.8 million in grants and scholarships in 2019.

New Mexico communities are benefiting from $3.8 million in grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout the state in 2019. 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.

Organizations that were awarded grants for programs in New Mexico in 2019 include Central New Mexico Community College Foundation, CHI St. Joseph's Children, Fort Lewis College Foundation, Gordon Bernell Charter School, Junior Achievement of New Mexico, National Council on Teacher Quality, NewMexicoKidsCAN, New Mexico State University Foundation–Arrowhead Center, Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, Roswell Independent School District, Santa Fe Community Foundation, United Way of Central New Mexico, and United Way of Santa Fe County. In addition, the Daniels Fund provided continuing grant support to Excellent Schools New Mexico, Teach for America–New Mexico, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

In 2019, the Daniels Fund provided $2.1 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 non-traditional students.

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

"Bill Daniels had a strong connection to New Mexico, having grown up in Hobbs and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell," said Linda Childears, President & CEO of the Daniels Fund. "It was his hope that grants and scholarships such as these would help make life better for people across the state."

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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