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3-15-19

2020-2021 Cycle Applications are now OPEN. 

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The 2020/2021 Grant Cycle will close May 15, 2019.

Grant Partner Applications must be filled out in full and submitted to Hestia in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Visit GET FUNDED to learn how to submit. 

While the overall goal is to encourage students to gain successes and stay motivated to remain in school though a high school graduation, the more immediate goal is to offer students enriching opportunities. Though funding programming has been Hestia’s emphasis, strategic initiatives will also be considered.

Organizations can apply individually or in collaboration with other groups to provide a more comprehensive program.

We are excited to see who will apply this year and get the 2020/2021 Grant Cycle started! 


2-20-19

Hestia Fund 2019/2020 Grants to Santa Fe Middle School Programs


Santa Fe, New Mexico –  
Annual grant making from Santa Fe Hestia Fund, established at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, has left Communities In Schools (CIS) of New Mexico with a more comfortable balance sheet. Of the sixteen local organizations awarded Hestia grants last week, CIS received the largest grant of $23,000. Grants Committee Chair Caroline Little comments, “CIS hits Hestia’s sweet spot of addressing the Whole Child and fostering resilience in our local students. Hestia’s grant funds target programing and support for middle school youth with an eye towards improving the high school graduation rate. CIS appreciates that very vulnerable stage in a student’s life and provides important outreach.”

Julia Bergen, Executive Director of CIS, adds “We are proud to be among the organizations Hestia applauds and supports. Many Santa Fe non-profits working with middle school students see a Hestia grant as a “gold standard” for best practices and we are delights and honored to be a recipient agin this year.”

Among other 2019/2020 Hestia grantees are: Breakthrough Santa Fe, National Dance Institute (NDI) New Mexico, Girls Inc., Mariachi Conquistador, Cooking with Kids, Resolve/Impact, ARTSmart, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Community Learning Network, First Serve, Santa Fe Girl’s School, Performance Santa Fe, and Gerard’s House. In total, $165,000 was awarded in the recent 2019/2020 grant cycle. Applications for next year’s grants will be accepted beginning March 15. For more information, see the Hestia website at https://hestiasantafe.org.

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 well-being of Santa Fe 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, then they will stay focused on their futures and graduate from high school.”

Santa Fe Hestia Fund

Caroline Little, Grants Committee Chair

Email: carolinehlittle @ gmail.com

Randi Lowenthal, Program Director

Email: hestiasantafe @ gmail.com


5-21-2018

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! 

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5-9-2018

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!


5-8-2018

2019/2020 Grant application forms

DUE Tuesday May 15!

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.


5-3-2018

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!

https://santafe.com/ktrc/podcasts/susan-priem-linda-nelson-suzanne-ortega-cisneros-on-the-hestia-fund-santa-f


4-24-2018

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.

LISTEN HERE!


3-19-2018

Santa Fe Hestia Grants Reach $1,000,000 in its Tenth Year of Funding to Santa Fe Middle School Programs

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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.”

Learn more about Grantees and Get Funded!

Learn more about Membership and How It Works!

Santa Fe Hestia Fund

Yvonne Sininger, Chair

Email: ysininger @ cnyconsult.com

Randi Lowenthal, Administrator

Email: hestiasantafe @ gmail.com

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