In 2018, the Daniels Fund provided $57.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. This includes more than $5.9 million in grants and scholarships in New Mexico. Since inception in 2000, the Daniels Fund has distributed $102.7 million in grants and scholarships in New Mexico.
New Mexico communities are benefiting from $3.6 million in grants to outstanding nonprofits throughout the state in 2018. 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.
New Mexico organizations that were awarded grants in 2018 include The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, Catholic Health Initiatives St. Joseph's Children, Central New Mexico Community College Foundation, Future Focused Education, National Council on Teacher Quality, New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools, NewMexicoKidsCAN, Ngage New Mexico, NMEducation.org, PB&J Family Services, Santa Fe Community College Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Teach Plus, 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 and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
In 2018, the Daniels Fund provided $2.3 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.
“Bill Daniels credited much of his character to the values he learned growing up in New Mexico and attending New Mexico Military Institute,” said Linda Childears, President & CEO of the Daniels Fund. “He created the Daniels Fund to give back to the communities that contributed so much to his success.”