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Food Bank receives grant

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 is $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. 
 
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has received a $2,000 grant for its backpack program to feed children over the weekend and a new program, Feeding Families, which gives a box of food to feed the entire family.
 
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.
 
For more information, please contact Carol Robertson Lopez, Executive Director, 505-986-2043 office, 505-690-4114 cell, or email carol@nmchildren.org.