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184 Misty Way, Dona Ana, NM 88007
Grant Received County Amount
Outdoor Equity Fund 2023 Dona Ana County $40,000
Total Grants Awarded $40,000

DAVA is a BIPOC Centered and led empowerment organization that was started in New Mexico’s oldest Colonia Community as a movement to empower colonias across Southern NM. DAVA has grown to serve as a mentorship organization to other colonia communities and brings critical engagement to the conversation of Outdoor Equity. DAVA hosts a weekly free community closet where families from across the County can shop for necessities such as clothes, home goods, and a small limited amount of non-perishable food items. DAVA organizes outdoor activities for the community such as bike rides, movie nights, bike workshops, tree planting workshops, nature walks, Acequia tours, and hikes to nearby scenic trails. Other events that support the community needs are seasonal fiestas that include resources for families to incorporate the health of the community for example, vaccination clinics and free legal consulting to help community members of all backgrounds including elderly, veterans and families with children. The seasonal fiestas also include activities for families such as, blacksmith and weaving demonstrations, history projects, painting activities, arts and crafts and walking tours of the village. Facebook: Insta: @DonaAnaVillage