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Taos County

Solutions and stories from Northern New Mexico

Solution Volunteers in Questa Get a Boost from a Community Organizing Workshop
Local Champion:
Questa Economic Development Fund
Date funded:
March 16, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,700
Solution Student Artists Transform Utility Boxes Throughout Downtown Taos
Local Champion:
Downtown Taos
Date funded:
March 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,200
Story Recharge Rooms in Taos Help Staff and Students Contend With Stress

In 2021, Taos Municipal Schools debuted dedicated relaxation spaces for teachers who have confronted staff shortages, enormous workloads, and a flood of pandemic-related disruptions. A few months later, students got some wellness spaces of their own—and now other New Mexico schools can too.

Story A Unique AmeriCorps Program Provides Taos Nonprofits with Local Staff

As Taos nonprofits confronted staff shortages, nine organizations teamed up to pursue federal funding that provides relief to the community-serving organizations.

Solution Gym Equipment and Training Programs Improve Outcomes for Taos Student Athletes
Local Champion:
Taos High School
Date funded:
December 10, 2021
Grant Amount:
$16,300
Solution Taos High School Eases Pandemic-Related Stress for Teachers With Recharge Rooms
Local Champion:
Taos High School
Date funded:
September 24, 2021
Grant Amount:
$8,950
Solution Taos Invests in Research to Identify Ways to Create More Affordable Housing
Local Champion:
Taos Community Foundation
Date funded:
September 24, 2021
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Story Firewood for Taos County Seniors

With winter on the horizon and a surplus of wood on hand, local organizations connect elderly Taos County residents with the firewood they need.

Story Art and Essays, Shaped by Water

Through its Acequia Aquí series, the Paseo Project shares the legacy—and fragility—of the historic waterways that once brought life to Taos’ fields, gardens, and orchards.

Story Baling (and Building) in Taos

When the Town of Taos stopped recycling plastic, a group of locals created an innovative solution: turning waste into walls. With a little help from the LOR Foundation, they’re poised to make a dent in the overflowing plastic.

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