We believe strategic giving is compassionate giving.

Santa Fe Hestia Fund considers proposals from a variety of organizations and allocates funds to a diverse range of programs that support our mission. Proposals must benefit MIDDLE SCHOOL students within the geographic boundaries of the Santa Fe Public Schools. Chosen grantees promote the “whole child” concept and add positively to middle school children’s life experience in the areas of academics, arts, sciences, athletics, health, and well-being.

Summer 2023 Funding

Grant Applications for Summer 2023 Funding will open March 1st, 2022. Applications must be submitted by midnight on March 31st, 2022.

Site visits for this grants cycle will take place in June 2022 and funding will be awarded in September.

***New Funding Schedule***

Starting with 2022/2023 & 2023/2024 Grant Cycles

In an effort to shorten the funding cycle from the submission of applications to the distribution of funds, the Santa Fe Hestia Fund granting process will now be divided into Summer Programs and School Year Programs. Each cycle will have its own timeline for application submission, site visits, and receipt of funding with information posted to the Santa Fe Hestia Fund website.

As a result, there will be no additional granting or site visits in 2021.

All applications for the 2022 Summer and 2022/2023 School Year program grant funding will be posted November 1, 2021 and due November 30, 2021.

Applications for 2023 Summer will be posted March 1, 2022 and due March 30, 2022.

Applications for 2023/2024 School Year will be posted November 1, 2022 and due November 30, 2022.

For more important dates and to learn more about getting funded visit GET FUNDED.  

For awarded Grantees CLICK HERE to download the Final Grant Report

Below is a list of Hestia Grantees from the past five years.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Supporting academic excellence through critical thinking, literacy and math skills.


Inspiring creativity through public murals and camaraderie

Breakthrough Santa Fe

Empowerment of high potential lower income youth through college admission preparation. 

Communities in Schools

Empowering at-risk students to academic success.

Community Learning Network

Building Community Coalitions ​and ​collective action ​in support of ​Tech, STEAM, and Entrepreneurship!

Cooking with Kids

Empowering kids through healthy nutrition education. 

Earth Care

Empowering young people with community decision-making. 

Fathers NM

Strengthening fathers and families through educational strategies.

First Serve-NM

Equipping students for social success through tennis and after-school academic studies.

Gerard’s House

Recapturing normalcy in trauma-victimized families. 

Girls, Inc

Empowering girls to make positive choices through mentorship. 

Hands-On Heritage

5 week summer learning experience with field trips for Santa Fe Public School students grades 4th-8th.

Mandela Mentorship Program

Unlocking inspiration through local mentoring.

Mariachi Conquistador

Creating positive self–image through expanding cultural awareness, instill pride and authenticity.

National Dance Institute

Building self-esteem through dance. 

Natural Helpers

Building self-worth for students at risk of suicide or harmful behavior .

New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

Empowerment through awakening girls’ interest in STEM subjects.

Performance Santa Fe

Inspiring school music programs through mentoring. 

Reading Quest

A non profit organization that provides joyful, quality reading tutoring for striving readers; where learning to read becomes an exciting, magical adventure.


Empowering young people to combat physical abuse. 

Santa Fe Community Educators Network

Bringing a variety of scholars and professionals into the classroom to engage students in experiential learning opportunities.

Santa Fe Girls School

Fostering intellectual, academic and social success in a girls-only environment.

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association

Provides music instruction and performance opportunities in orchestra, mariachi, and jazz.

Scrub Club

Developing critical thinking skills through science and math. 

SITE Santa Fe

Teen Educational Programs take place at SITE and Santa Fe schools, partnering organizations and community spaces.


Emboldening youth to address signs of sexual abuse.

Sostenuto Program/Performance Santa Fe

Inspiring school music programs through mentoring. 

Wings of America

Empowering Native youth to directly impact their younger peers.

Wise Fool

Circus Comes to School program, partners with teachers through arts, PE, and dance pathways to reach at-risk and underserved youth in Northern New Mexico.

Yoga In Schools

The Yoga in Schools (YiS) program has been empowering Santa Fe’s youth with yoga-inspired exercise for a lifetime of wellness since 2002.