«Return to News ListingNMCTR Receives New Mexico Children’s Foundation Grant

August 16, 2017 – 

We are pleased to announce that NMCTR is the recipient of a $2000 grant from the New Mexico Children’s Fund to provide therapeutic horseback riding classes for children with disabilities and internships for youth. 

New Mexico Children’s Foundation is a visionary, grassroots organization that funds small non-profit children’s organizations throughout New Mexico.  A group can be a start-up with a strong mission or a growing organization with a special needs program.  Organizations served through the foundation’s funding come in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.  The foundation’s core belief is that most children have a wide range of under-served needs.  The foundation’s goal is to provide meaningful grants to serve as many of those needs as possible.

Gary King, President of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation, announced its grant recipients for 2017-2018.  In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Board of Directors will fund thirty-nine organizations. These non-profits are community-based with budgets less than $300,000—many have budgets that are far less. The total awarded was $73,500.

First Lady Alice King founded the NMCF in 1992 as a statewide, grant-making organization.  NMCF has given over $1.5 million to 160 organizations throughout New Mexico in its 25 years.  Her son, Gary King, was elected to serve as President of the Board beginning July 1st.  He continues in the family tradition of working to improve the lives of New Mexico’s children and families. 

We are very grateful to the foundation for recognizing the important services we provide and for showing their support for our program!