In 2021, HB is using its endowment fund to contribute to nonprofits that are committed to strengthening families and communities.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, giving back takes on special significance. Families have taken on burdens we could not have imagined at this time last year. Children and young people in particular have faced diminishing opportunities to learn, grow, and prosper. This year, we’ve focused our attention on the health and education of this vulnerable group.
The following organizations are HB grant recipients for 2021. The attached links contain additional information on how to volunteer or donate to these critical non-profits.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
BBBS-CNM’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change a child’s life for the better, forever. Their vision is that all children achieve success in life. They ensure each child they mentor achieves higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational achievement.
Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum
Explora is an innovative learning center with a mission of creating opportunities for inspirational discovery and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Each year Explora serves 325,000 individuals statewide, provides 22,000 free memberships to low-income families, employs 30+ high school students as interns, and facilitates 2,700 STEAM education programs for more than 80,000 students.
Junior Achievement of NM
The mission of JA of NM is to inspire and prepare young people to own their economic success. Their purpose is to teach K-12 students about the skills and concepts related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. They accomplish this goal by recruiting, training and stewarding volunteers who partner with educators to provide grade-appropriate financial and career education curriculum. Last school year, 437 volunteers reached 8,513 students from Taos to Las Cruces.