PEEC Receives Capacity Building Grant

Jillian Rubio, Executive Director of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), expressed her gratitude at receiving one of six capacity-building grants given by the Los Alamos Community Foundation to area non-profit organizations.

Building upon a marketing survey conducted for PEEC by UNM in 2021 (also funded by LACF), this funding allows PEEC to create and begin the implementation of a new marketing plan.

“Our intention is to investigate how to reach audiences not currently engaged with PEEC programs, thereby advancing our mission, strengthening our long-term financial sustainability, and positively impacting the community,” said Rubio. “We’re extremely grateful to LACF for their continued support.”

Pictured L to R: Kristen O’Hara, Director of Interpretation; Steve Laurent, LACF Executive Director; Jillian Rubio, Executive Director; Ryan Ramaker, Visitor’s Services Manager; Ashleigh Lusher, Gift Shop & Programs Coordinator; Beth Cortright, Operations Manager

About the Los Alamos Community Foundation: Established in 2015, the mission of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to build enduring philanthropy to empower our community’s nonprofit organizations. LACF stewards fifteen permanent endowment funds and supports local nonprofits through training, initiatives and grantmaking. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit