Advancing Social Equity Application


Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

Aprendamos and Covarrubias Family Fund

The Aprendamos and Covarrubias Family Fund was established in 2020. This fund is a collaboration between Aprendamos Intervention Team, PA, also known as Aprendamos Family of Services, and the Covarrubias Family. The fund is held at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico.

The fund plans to focus on advancing child and family health and well-being and education through a lens of abundance, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Currently, the fund has created the Advancing Social Equity Initiative to support non-profit organizations committed to advancing social equity in our community and their organization. Read more about this initiative below.

“Jose and Antonia Covarrubias migrated to the United States to give their children an opportunity to live the American dream. By viewing life through a lens of abundance, the family embraced values of compassion, integrity, generosity, and faith. Today, the Covarrubias Family wants to pay it forward with the hope that the seeds of giving will continue to be planted and fostered in southern New Mexico.” -Abel Covarrubias


Advancing Social Equity Initiative

The Advancing Social Equity Initiative-Fellowship invites applications for the support of organizational capacity building resulting in impactful work and engagements that advance racial and social justice in Southern New Mexico.

Desired Outcomes:
To build the capacity of emerging non-profits in Southern New Mexico to align m ore tightly with evidence-informed equity models. The objective of this initiative is to seed a pilot demonstration model to ground equity in the fabric of local non-profits thereby increasing well-being among staff and constituents with exponential impact in the Las Cruces area. This model may serve as inspiration for other area human service organizations to build collaborative power to ground equitable well-being efforts in the region.

Eligible Organizations: 
• Any Human Services nonprofit in Southern New Mexico, those located in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County area, will be prioritized, with an annual operating revenue under $1.5 million.
• All applicants must have a 501 c3.
• Tribal, native and indigenous-led organizations in the area with a 501c3 are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Advancing Social Equity Initiative- Fellowship, Opens July 5th, 2022 – Closes August 5th, 2022

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