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.
This donation will directly benefit the youth of New Mexico through the NMAA Foundation’s student scholarship and school grant/support programs. *NOTE – Many companies will match an employee’s gift to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Check to see if your employee will match your contribution to the NMAA Foundation!
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Since 2007, nearly 350 students at approximately 120 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 email@example.com.
The NMAA Foundation has distributed an additional $60,000 in “Together We Rise” scholarships over the last three school years. In total, $146,500 was awarded to 130 New Mexico Students over that time. The Foundation Board of Directors has decided to continue the Together We Rise program indefinitely, and a minimum of ten (10) additional $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2023-2024. With the already established annual scholarships and these additional “Together We Rise Scholarships”, the NMAA Foundation will distribute approximately $40,000 to the youth of our state this school year.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOOL GRANT/SUPPORT PROGRAM
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 $55,000 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 ‘Gai, Evangel Christian, Hondo Valley, Cobre, Grady, Alamo Navajo, Oak Grove Classical Academy, House, Menaul, Pojoaque Valley, Portales, West Mesa, Chesterton Academy, Espanola Valley, Manzano, Albuquerque High, Des Moines, Harrison MS, Las Cruces, Mesa Vista, Santa Fe, St. Michael’s, Tierra Encantada, Capital, Cliff, Mescalero Apache, Moreno Valley, Questa, Volcano Vista, Cibola, Clovis Christian, Dexter, Fort Sumner, Penasco, Springer, and Valley.
*Note: The NMAA Foundation has allocated an additional $5,000 to this program for the 2023-2024 school year in an effort to support even more schools. A total of $20,000 is available for distribution.
Daniels Scholarship Program
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for motivated students from New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming to attend the college of their choice. Daniels Scholars receive up to $100,000 to be applied at any two- or four-year, nonprofit, accredited college or university in the United States, depending on financial need. The scholarship is for students with great potential, strong character, and big dreams.
Daniels Scholars are America’s next generation of leaders, persevering through life’s challenges and rooted in the values important to Bill Daniels. They are free and entrepreneurial thinkers who are proud of this country and community and work hard to improve them. For more information, please visit https://www.DanielsFund.org/scholarships.
NMAA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC
18th Annual NMAA Foundation Golf Classic
Date: TBD (June 2024)
NMAA FOUNDATION BOWL-A-THON
2024 NMAA Foundation Bowl-A-Thon
Date: January 21, 2024
Location: Ten Pins & More (Rio Rancho)
NMAA FOUNDATION DONOR LIST
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.
NMAA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors & Officers
President: Joe Butler (Santa Fe)
Vice President: Tammy Richards (Albuquerque)
Secretary/Treasurer: Dusty Young (Albuquerque)