Thank you to all who attended our Million Dollar Achievement Celebration! We could not make such a positive impact in the Santa Fe Community without you! It was an joy to honor Santa Fe Hestia Fund Founder Susan Priem and premiere our new film with our dearest friends and family. Read more and check out the beautiful pictures!
Hestia Launches It’s First Promotional Video
Special thanks to all our members involved in making the video, Madonna Hernandez, Director of Programs at Girls Inc, the 7th grade girls of Ortiz Middle School and Little Globe for creating such an amazing video! We could not have done it without you!
Hestia considers proposals from a variety of organizations. The proposals must benefit MIDDLE SCHOOL age students, adding positively to their life experience in the areas of academics, arts, sciences, athletics, health and well-being.
Visit the Get Funded page to download the application.
Hestia Founder and Current Members Interviewed by Richard Eeds
Founder Susan Priem, Suzanne Cisneros and Linda Nelson were interviewed on The Richard Eeds Show on KTRC 103.7 FM at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 3. They discuss Hestia’s beginning and this month’s celebration of Hestia funding reaching $1 Million in total giving since 2008. Check out the link below to hear the full interview!
Little-Known Santa Fe Hestia Fund Marks Major Milestone
Santa Fe Hestia, a fund established at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, recently announced that it has granted over $1 million since its inception to local programs in support of underprivileged seventh and eighth graders in the community.
Tom Trowbridge discussed Hestia Santa Fe with Yvonne Sinninger on Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call.
Santa Fe Hestia Grants Reach $1,000,000 in its Tenth Year of Funding to Santa Fe Middle School Programs
Santa Fe, New Mexico – Santa Fe Hestia, a fund established at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, has announced that as of March 2018 it has granted over $1 million since its inception to local programs in support of underprivileged seventh and eighth graders in the community. Hestia is awomen’s giving circle with a mission of improving high school graduation rates in Santa Fe by providing financial support to local programs that engage and support students in middle school.
Santa Fe organizations that have received program grants from Hestia include Breakthrough, AVID, Citizens Schools, Communities in Schools, First Serve, Girls Inc., Gerard’s House, Santa Fe Girls School, Scrub Club, Art Smart and many others.
“The women of Hestia give their money, time and expertise to a cause they completely embrace. We keep overhead to a bare minimum to ensure that we provide the most support possible for the middle school children of this community,” said Suzanne Cisneros, local financial advisor and a founding member of Santa Fe Hestia.
About Hestia: Santa Fe Hestia Fund, at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, is a local women’s giving circle. Founded in 2008 by Susan Priem, the women of Hestia leverage strategic giving and consensus decision making with a focus on organizational efficiency to provide competitive grants to local organizations that benefit the wellbeing of Santa Fe’s middle school children. The Hestia women feel that middle school is a pivotal developmental stage where support is often lacking.
According to Santa Fe Hestia, “if middle school students are supported, positively engaged, thriving, and aspiring, they will stay focused on their futures and graduate from high school.”
Santa Fe Hestia Fund
Yvonne Sininger, Chair
Email: ysininger @ cnyconsult.com
Randi Lowenthal, Administrator
Email: hestiasantafe @ gmail.com