Final Round of COVID-19 Grant Recipients Announced

Los Alamos, N.M. – The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant, a collaborative effort between the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF), community partners and generous donors, announced today the final grant recipients. Nearly $31,000 were distributed to 20 organizations to aid in emergency response and assistance.

The nonprofits receiving funding in this final round include:

3HO Foundation of NM, American Red Cross, Cancer Foundation NM, Dream Tree Project, El Rito Art Association, Embudo Valley Library and Community Center, Espanola Humane Society, Espanola Pathways Shelter, Family Strengths Network, Food Depot, HELP-NM, INSIDE OUT, Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos Historical Society, Luciente, McCurdy Schools, San Gabriel Historical Society, San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen, Self Help and the Truchas Library and Service Center.

“This final round of grants from the Fund is assisting organizations that are addressing basic human needs and other critical supports to residents in northern New Mexico,” said Jenny Parks, President and CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, one of the funding partners with this emergency response effort. “These nonprofits are aiding in food distribution, providing mental health assistance, ensuring access to broadband and educational resources, and generally are trying to meet the myriad of needs that their constituents are facing.”  

Rachel Kizielewicz, Executive Director of the Los Alamos Community Foundation, added that grants from the Fund have gone to provide general support to organizations that may not be on the front lines, but who are important to the fabric of our communities, and whose income has suffered as a result of the pandemic. “We want to see all of our community’s organizations pull through this tough time,” said Kizielewicz.

Between the two rounds of grants, a total of $60,270 from the Fund was distributed to benefit 37 community serving nonprofits. Grants made in the first round are detailed at All of the contributions that have been made to the emergency response funds have been expended in full. Funding partners wish to thank the many community members and organizations that came together to make these resources available to our local nonprofits during this time of need. 

About the Nonprofit Emergency Response Funds

The LACF, in collaboration with Con Alma Health Foundation, Delle Foundation, LANL Foundation, LANL/Triad National Security LLC, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B), and United Way of Northern New Mexico, started the Nonprofit Emergency Response Funds, as a hub for accepting donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses and distributing 100% of those funds rapidly to nonprofits, with priority to those on the front lines of COVID-19 response. Since Los Alamos County is not in the service area of any other community foundation in New Mexico, two funds were created:

The Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund – Los Alamos collected funds prioritized toward nonprofits situated in and serving Los Alamos County.

The Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund – Greatest Need collected funds prioritized toward the greatest need of nonprofits situated in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties.

For questions, contact the Foundation at or 505-661-4420. 

About the Los Alamos Community Foundation:  Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity and success of our local nonprofit organizations. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit