SANTA FE COUNTY

UWCNM has expanded its reach

SANTA FE County Expansion

United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) is now in Santa Fe County, and we are endeavoring to build and foster long-term relationships that result in systemic change. UWCNM seeks to understand community needs, develop collaborative projects, and more. UWCNM will make meaningful investments in Santa Fe County.

See how UWCNM is supporting Santa Fe County now: By the Numbers – Santa Fe County

The following services ensure that individuals and families in Santa Fe County have access to resources.

211 Navigators have access to Santa Fe CONNECT
CONNECT is a network of navigators at clinics, community service organizations and city and county programs that link people to the services and resources they need to thrive. Navigators in CONNECT help clients to find long term supports and to resolve short term needs. Your donation will go to the CONNECT wellness fund. CONNECT Wellness Funds help people in need to stabilize with food, housing, utilities, transportation, and other social determinants of health. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of-life risks and outcomes.
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Free Tax Help for NM Residents
Tax Help NM offers free tax preparation services to New Mexico households with an annual income of $57,000 or less, as well as senior citizens. Tax help NM offers tax preparation at two locations each spring in Santa Fe to help taxpayers receive the refunds and tax credits they are owed.
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RIDE UNITED
Ride United is a new service in Santa Fe County to provide free transportation for those who need to get to a doctor’s appointment, a job interview, a child’s school function, and more. Ride United, which will launch in fall of 2022, will provide 500 rides that are arranged through Lyft. Rides can be requested by calling 211; no documentation is required.
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Santa Fe Grant Application Process

For two years, there will be exclusive funding in Santa Fe County with an application and review committee comprised of Santa Fe County members.

Santa Fe Grant Timeline: 2023 Dates TBD

For the 2023-2024 Community Investments Fund, we will be inviting agencies serving residents and community members in Santa Fe County to apply as part of our annual process. Please stay tuned for information sessions, trainings and instructions.

The UWCNM Board of Directors has created a Collaborative who are engaged in a “listening tour” with organizations and leaders in the Santa Fe community, to better understand any gaps in services and emergent needs within the county. We look forward to inviting more Santa Fe community members into these efforts. We also recognize that Santa Fe County is not part of Central New Mexico so we have begun the process to find a more inclusive name for our United Way.

For more information, contact our Santa Fe Area Director Leticia Bernal.

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