Learn about who we help. . . .
We currently support the following programs:
PATH'S HOMELESS HOUSING FACILITY—FCF’s biggest project to date is the construction of Emergency & Transitional Housing Facilities at "A Path Home" Campus. Together with the City of Farmington, businesses and individuals, we raised over $3 million to construct the new facilities. The Foundation continues to support PATH in its mission to combat and end homelessness. The Foundation also provides a medical clinic at the shelter where Dr. deKay and other local health professionals volunteer their time to treat residents of the shelter.
BYRON’S HOUSE OF HOPE—There is no benefit to reintroducing inmates back into the community with untreated addictions, and without educational and vocational tools needed to succeed. For many, gaining meaningful employment and adequate housing can prove impossible to those trying to do “the right thing”. The purpose of Byron’s House of Hope is to mitigate these serious issues by allowing the male resident to focus on adjusting to life on the outside through a support system that assists them in attaining the necessary life skills to become self-sustaining. The program will offer parolees short-term housing, job assistance, access to community resources and other therapeutic benefits that will work to stabilize and empower them to become self-sufficient and to develop a sense of purpose as productive citizens in the community.
FOUR CORNERS COMMUNITY GARDEN—In an effort to combat obesity and poor nutrition, the Garden provides PATH an opportunity to collaborate in an innovative and educational enterprise. The garden will offer fresh produce for PATH residents as well as members of Byron's House of Hope, and the "Our Daily Bread" Soup Kitchen.
Obesity has been identified as a super-priority for the New Mexico Department of Health. In 2014, over 33% of San Juan County adults and almost 15% of adolescents were considered obese. For the first time we have a co-existence of food insecurity and obesity and as a result of poor nutrition, the Baby Boomers generation is now expected to outlive their children.
Community gardens allow families and individuals the opportunity to produce food as well as to serve as areas for recreation and exercise. They can provide employment, education, and entrepreneurship opportunities and teach the importance of community stewardship and environmental responsibility. Gardens also have the potential to foster social enterprise, decrease violence in neighborhoods and improve social well-being through strengthening social connections.
Farmington Schools Homeless Liaison Program—In collaboration with Farmington Municipal Schools, FCF helps the Homeless Liaison Program provide quality backpacks filled with school supplies and personal toiletry items to support children, identified as homeless. So far the program has positively impacted hundreds of children.
Grace Place for Women—Grace Place provides women educational counseling on pregnancy options, healthy lifestyles choices and parenting skills. The Foundation offers mini grants for education, mentoring and baby items for pregnant moms and new fathers in support of the Healthy Beginnings Program.
INSPIRE SCHOOL PROGRAM—The INSPIRE School Program is locally spearheaded by Timberline Church in Aztec. After a gunman entered Aztec High School on December 7, 2017, killing two students and terrorizing the remaining students, Timberline Church was invited to bring the INSPIRE School Program to Aztec High School. This Program encourages self-esteem, healthy relationships, respect, positive choices, mental wellness, resilience, mindfulness and leadership. INSPIRE empowers middle and high school students to reach their potential in order to achieve academic success. The program has been so well received by the students in Aztec that Farmington Municipal Schools has invited the INSPIRE program in its high schools. The Four Corners Foundation sees INSPIRE as worthy of both financial and consulting support and looks forward to a long partnership.
IT'S MY VERY OWN, BAGS OF LOVE SAN JUAN CHAPTER—Dedicated to working within our area to help provide for the immediate needs of children who have been displaced from their homes by difficult circumstances. Volunteers provide children in need with a “Bag of Love” consisting of a duffel bag with comforting and necessary items for displaced children to keep as their very own. Each “Bag of Love” is age and gender specific, ranging from infant through 17 years of age.
Each individual duffle bag includes, depending on the age: a duffel bag, a comforting blanket, a stuffed animal, personal hygiene and grooming supplies, toys, games, puzzles, craft supplies, books, a Journal, school supplies, a small tote bag, cards and stickers, and for infants; diapers, wipes, and other baby supplies. In 2020 Bags of Love hope to deliver approximately 315 Bags of Love plus additional baby supplies to children displaced from their homes due to difficult circumstances such as parental drug abuse or domestic violence.
THE VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (VIP)—The Volunteer Incentive Program is an organization established to create meaningful fundraising opportunities for our local youth. VIP accomplishes this by providing financial support to youth organizations who serve in the community. VIP “pays” $10 per hour to each individual in the group, club or team, for time they spend volunteering. Each group is eligible to “earn” $600.00 per school year to fund their activities.
The program helps by:
• Giving youth the opportunity to experience the gratification of helping others.
• Instilling civic pride by educating and involving youth in the needs of the community.
• Creating a positive fundraising experience and team building opportunity supported by local businesses.
• Teaching youth that sponsorship of their activities is not an entitlement.
Participating in the program doubles the return of the local business investment by meeting the financial needs of the youth and the service needs of the community.
Rio del Sol Kiwanis—Each year Kiwanis humanitarians hold a drive to raise money to provide clothing to children living in poverty. FCF provides funding to help purchase clothing, shoes, socks, and other necessities. Since Clothes for Kids was started, the Farmington club has helped to clothe about 350 children per year.
FARMINGTON YOUTH AMBASSADORS (FYA)—A local organization in mission to connect youth and promote positive inclusion in both school and community. Their hope is to make this a district-wide organization that includes not just high schools, but elementary schools as well. By spreading awareness of community events, FYA encourages individuals and families to stay connected in Farmington and helps enrich the Four Corners area.
INSPIRE heART—Through the medium of art therapy, Inspire heART program helps teens and children develop powerful coping skills to battle trauma, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. This program was successfully introduced to Aztec High School students after the 2017 shooting rampage. However, with COVID-19 creating a spike in youth depression, this program is in high demand. Inspire heART has partnered with San Juan County schools, community organizations, businesses, and most recently the Native American Center for Health. Its primary focus is youth but it has also helped adult risk populations such domestic abuse victims and individuals living with disabilities.
The Well, Inc.—This organization provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families in recovery.
BIC Overcomers—This organization strives to eliminate the existence of chemical dependency through the application of
Biblical principles while maintaining the cultural integrity of its participants.
*Thank you for your interest in the Four Corners Foundation. Currently, grant proposals are by invitation only. We are unable to accept unsolicited applications at this time.