The New Mexico Activities Association Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was set up in 2007 to support the many students that participate in high school athletic and activities programs across New Mexico. The funds raised by the Foundation are used for student scholarships and school grants/support. The Foundation is made up of a Board of Directors that meets annually.


Dusty Young (NMAA)
505.923.3268 (office)
505.923.3114 (fax)



Since 2007, nearly 250 students at more than 90 NMAA member schools have been awarded scholarships to attend colleges or universities of their choice. It is one of the missions of the NMAA Foundation to support graduating seniors who have excelled in athletics, activities, academics and sportsmanship in furthering their academic endeavors. We encourage everyone to participate in our annual fund raising events or to donate to the NMAA Foundation. For more information about Foundation events or donation options please contact Dusty Young at dusty@nmact.org.

The NMAA Foundation distributed $22,000 in scholarships during the 2019-2020 school year.  Due to the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation Board of Directors has decided to do even more during this unique school year.  Thus, twenty (20) additional $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to New Mexico students in an effort to support even more kids during these difficult times. With the already established annual scholarships and these additional “Together We Rise Scholarships and Matching Scholarship Gift Opportunities and Matching Scholarship Gift Opportunities”, the NMAA Foundation will distribute approximately $45,000 to the youth of our state during 2020-2021.



Part of the NMAA Foundation’s initial mission was to provide financial assistance to schools that were starting new athletic/activity programs.  From 2007-2012, the organization distributed over $26,000 to approximately 15 NMAA member schools.  This initiative has since been reorganized and support is now not only available for schools that are starting up new programs, but also for schools that have general athletic/activity funding needs.  Since 2016, another $13,500 has been distributed to support schools and students involved in various athletics/activities.  The NMAA Foundation Board has now put policies in place that will continue this school support program on an annual basis.  More information and the actual application for funding/support can be found HERE.

The following schools have received funding/support from the NMAA Foundation since 2007:  Dora, West Las Vegas, Melrose, Cloudcroft, Moriarty, Elida, Hope Christian, East Mountain, Pecos, Mesilla Valley Christian, Native American Community Academy, Navajo Prep, Foothill, Newcomb, Monte del Sol, Rehoboth Christian, Aztec, Tierra Encantada, Pine Hill, Academy for Technology and the Classics, Tohatchi, Miyamura, Dulce, Taos, Tse ‘Yi ‘Gia, Evangel Christian and Hondo Valley.

*Note: The NMAA Foundation has allocated an additional $15,000 to this program for the 2020-2021 school year in an effort to support even more schools during these difficult times. A total of $25,000 is now available for distribution.


Daniels Scholarship Program

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships.



15th Annual NMAA Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Gardenswartz Team Sales

Date: July 2021
Location:  TBD

More details regarding the 2021 event coming soon.

14th Annual NMAA Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Gardenswartz Team Sales

Date: September 27-28, 2020
Location:  Arroyo del Oso Golf Course


Thank you to the following companies and individuals for your donations in support of the NMAA Foundation. For more information or to find out how you can submit donations, please contact Dusty Young at (505) 923-3268.


Directors & Officers

President: Joe Butler (Santa Fe)
Vice President: Tammy Richards (Albuquerque)
Vice President: Sammy Chioda (Gallup)
Secretary/Treasure: Dusty Young (Albuquerque)

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