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6600 Valentine Way, Building A Building A, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Grant Received County Amount
Outdoor Equity Fund 2023 Santa Fe County $40,000
Total Grants Awarded $40,000

Earth Care is a member-led youth and community development organization that has been organizing for environmental and economic justice in Santa fe for over two decades. The purpose of Earth Care’s work is to advance environmental, economic, and climate justice by training and supporting youth and families of color from our communities as they create and lead community-based advocacy campaigns to improve the health, wealth, and sustainability of our communities and build civic infrastructure, social capital, and institutional power for our communities in the process. Our current campaigns include: YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) – which leads a climate emergency campaign that includes education, events, public policy advocacy, and actions to push for climate solutions at the state level. The project is led by a 10 person BIPOC Youth Steering Committee. Youth at the Center – a campaign to ensure that youth are included in community development efforts. Through this campaign we led the advocacy efforts for the new Teen Center. Our team organized 500 area youth who participated in visioning, priority setting, and design input for the center through workshops, surveys, canvassing,& focus groups. The Santa Fe Mutual Aid Network – is a growing network of over 1,000 members, the majority of whom are Latinx immigrants, in SF County who are sharing needs and resources with one-another through the pandemic and beyond. Many of our members are undocumented. Santa Fe Mutual aid maintains a resource directory – and a resource SWAP space in our Center on the site. The Mutual Aid solidarity network has redistributed nearly 1 million dollars from those in our community who have excess resources to those in our community who have been disproportionately impacted, helped members access over a million dollars in housing and utility aid, and distributed thousands of masks at the beginning of the pandemic and food & medical deliveries. We continue to help network members access resources and host monthly resource SWAPs, a community closet, and a People’s Library – where community members can access material resources for free. Poder Familiar – family leadership programming that includes an award-winning parent leadership program for Latinx, Spanish-speaking parents of young children, a weekly workshop series on community health, continuing education programming in partnership with the Mexican consulate, case management services through our partners La Familia, Fathers New Mexico, and Gerard’s house, and cultural programming for families including weekly ukulele classes and Danza Azteca. Environmental Justice Campaign – is a campaign to pursue healthy and sustainable community driven development for our neighborhoods including green space and access to healthy air, water, food, and gathering spaces. We secured a Mainstreet award – to organize our community to reimagine Airport Road and pursue a redevelopment plan. We just received an EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving grant to advance our work around air quality & cumulative impacts with a health impact assessment. We are working with Safe Routes to Schools and Safe Routes to Parks to address transit and greenspace equity issues – based on the input, ideas, and leadership of our youth and families.