2011 Quail Roost Foundation Grants

Names of recipients appearing in green are links to that recipient's website.

Sector Recipient
Amount
Purpose of Grant
Administrative: Grassroots.org 750 Support for free technologies and resources to nonprofit organizations.
CarbonFund.org 750 Reforestation/Avoided Deforestation Project
All Creatures: Eagle Nest School's Barn Project
3,000
Support for barn project at Eagle Nest School.
Equine Spirit Sanctuary
3,000
Horse rescue and rehabilitation program offering therapeutic and educational equine experiences.
Horse Protection Association of Florida
3,000
Equine rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption.
Kindred Spirits Sanctuary
2,000
Abandoned farm animal care and rehabilitation.
Stirrups 'n Strides
3,000
Enhancing the quality of life for individuals who have physical, mental or emotional challenges through therapeutic horseback riding and driving program.
The Wildlife Center
2,000
Conservation and restoration of native wildlife and their habitats through education, strategic partnerships and responsible rehabilitation.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
1,000
Saving former racing Thoroughbred horses from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.
Windhorse Sanctuary
3,000
Permanent, safe, stable, and natural home for abused and displaced horses, dogs and cats.
Discretionary: American Friends Service Committee 1,000 Community Peace Gardens: Peace Education Program in Los Angeles which works with youth and local communities to create and sustain a culture of peace.
American Friends Service Committee 1,250 Haiti Program--Education and Peace building in Haiti Communities.
Arts Without Boundaries Foundation 500 Support for Strings Program in the free fine art and music instruction and mentoring program for elementary and high school students in Bozeman, Montana.
Bremerton Services Association dba Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program 1,000 Senior nutrition program.
Church World Service for Japan Disaster Relief 1,000 Support for disaster relief in Japan.
Foundation of Montana State University-Billings 500 Education is Our New Buffalo Scholarship Fund.
Friends of the Casa Materna
1,500
Support for Follow-up Program of Casa Materna in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Friends of Public Radio
500
General support of public radio.
500 Support fundraising efforts for local drug court program.
Interfaith Caregivers of Bainbridge Island 2,000 Volunteer services including transport, errands, companionship, housekeeping, advocacy, and support groups for the elderly, people in recuperation, family caregivers, and nursing home residents.
Mercy Corps 1,000 East Africa Drought Response: Support for Somalia
Northern Plains Resource Council 500 Educational outreach effort, based in the use of technologies such as social-media and cell-phones, to encourage Northern Cheyenne Reservation youth to educate their family members on coal development facts.
Partner for Surgery 2,000 Supporting healthcare needs in rural Guatemala.
Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch through Localogy
500
Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch camp.
Spirit Wind Horse Rescue
1,000
Support for feed and veterinary care of rescued horses in Colorado.
Steven Shames Foundation
2,000
Educational leadership initiative for abandoned children affected by AIDS, war, and poverty.
The Soldiers Project
1,000
Free psychological treatment to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their families and other loved ones.
Tides Center for The List Project 1,000 Support for The List Project goal of successful and safe resettling of Iraqis who are imperiled due to their affiliation as employees of the United States Government and Military.
Education: Adopt-a-Classroom 2,500 Supporting classrooms in need, particularly those areas hardest hit by the storms in MO or MT.
Black Stallion Literacy Foundation, now Horse Tales Literacy Project 1,000 Support for children's reading program in Marion County, Florida, through the Black Stallion Literacy Project (now Horse Tales Literacy Project).
Enos Garcia School PTA 1,000 Promoting literacy and education by assisting in stocking the new Enos Garcia Library.
Institute for Peace Studies
7,000
Educational programs promoting peace.
Islandwood 2,500 Scholarship funding for graduate students to Johnny Appleseed: the Tenets of Green.
Kateri Education Fund 3,000 Providing education and vocational training opportunities for Guatemalan women and girls.
San Antonio Food Bank 1,500 Support for Kids Café program in San Antonio.
SOMOS--Society of the Muse of the Southwest for Taos Big Read 1,000 200 copies of Sherman Alexie's, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian; a novel for young people chosen to complement Love Medicine, the official book for The Big Read.
Stephen Shames Foundation 500 Educational leadership initiative for abandoned children affected by AIDS, war, and poverty through their program L.E.A.D. Uganda.
Emergency and Contingency: American Refugee Committee
1,000
Support for 11 clinics in the remote Magwi County of southern Sudan.
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant 500 Partnership Grant with Asia Connection Inc. to support the asylum application process for refugees who cannot afford the related expenses, including translation services and psychiatric evaluations.
Church World Service for Japan Disaster Relief
5,000
Support for disaster relief in Japan.
Mennonite Central Committee 5,000 East Africa Drought Response.
The Vietnam Project 1,000 Humanitarian organization established to improve the quality of life for poor, disadvantaged, and disabled people in Vietnam. ACI Partnership Grant.
Tides Center for The List Project 2,000 Support for The List Project goal of successful and safe resettling of Iraqis who are imperiled due to their affiliation as employees of the United States Government and Military.
Health: Burma Humanitarian Mission 1,500 Providing trauma care and long-term healthcare to Karen and other ethnic groups in Burma.
National College of Midwifery 4,000 Increasing state networking and advocacy.
Nguyen Nga Rehabilitation Center 2,500 Providing opportunities and support for mentally and physically challenged individuals in Vietnam.
Northern New Mexico Birth Center 4,000 Financial assistance to clients in need.
Partners in Sustainable Development International for Kailakuri Health Center-Bangladesh
4,000
Support for Kailakuri Health Center in Bangladesh, whose aim is "health for the poor, by the poor."
Prosthetics Outreach Foundation 4,000 Restoring mobility to the disabled.
Home Community: Bridges Project for Education
4,000
Comprehensive college and financial aid counseling, focusing on students who are the first-generation in their families to pursue higher education.
Community Against Violence
1,000
Individual and group counseling for children impacted by domestic violence.
DreamTree Project
1,000
Community-based organization for homeless, abused, and neglected youth.
Men Engaged in Nonviolence for Women Engaged in Nonviolence (WIN) Program
1,000
Mentorship and support group programs for young women.
Neighborhood Art Project (NAP) through Harwood Museum of Art
1,000
An innovative outreach program that brings quality art activities into Taos’ low-income neighborhoods.
Northern NM Friends of Animals through Four Corners Animal League
1,000
Northern New Mexico Friends of Animals networks to address the needs of domestic, agricultural and wild animals, and offers care, adoption and spay/neutering services.
Oo-Oonah Art Center through Taos Day School
1,000
Heritage Project: Tiwa Culture and Language program.
Rivers and Birds
4,000
Funding for one 5th grade class to have the benefit of Rivers and Birds' entire water curriculum.
Shared Table
3,000
Providing food and other necessities to people in need in Taos County.
Taos Coalition to End Homelessness
1,000
General support for the Taos homeless shelter and related expenses.
Youth HeartLine
2,000
Counseling and legal services for abused children.
Justice: Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women 5,000 In support of CSVANW's mission: “To stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities. The CSVANW takes ownership and responsibility for the future of Native women and children by providing support, education, and advocacy using our strengths, power and unity to create Violence-Free Communities”
Creativity for Peace
5,000
Promoting peace by nurturing young Israeli and Palestinian female leaders and peacemakers at Peace Camp in New Mexico.
Hand in Hand
5,000
Enhancing reconciliation, equality, partnership and coexistence between Arab and Jewish children, their families and communities through a network of integrated, bilingual schools for Jewish and Arab children.
Rabbis for Human Rights, North America 5,000 Support for programs to secure justice for the Palestinian people and reconciliation for the hostile factions in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Scholarship: Florida Thoroughbred Charities 12,000 Scholarship support for "non-traditional" students.
University of New Mexico Foundation 12,000 Scholarship support for "non-traditional" students attending UNM-Taos.
Sustainability: American Friends Service Committee
2,500
New Mexico Economic Justice: The People of the Land.
American Friends Service Committee
1,000
Community Peace Gardens: Peace Education Program in Los Angeles which works with youth and local communities to create and sustain a culture of peace.
Conservation Trust for Florida
2,000
"Protecting Horse Country" through the promotion of conservation easements and the education of landowners on conservation and stewardship options, and the potential benefits thereof.
Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Project through Painted Desert Demonstration Project, Inc., dba The STAR School
3,000
Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture's Youth in Sustainability Leadership Project.
New Mexico Solar Energy Association--Taos Chapter 2,000 Support for the organization, development and promotion of "Solar Educators Day."
Northern Plains Resource Council 1,500 Educational outreach efforts to distribute factual information on coal development to residents of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
Partners in Sustainable Development International for Kailakuri Health Center-Bangladesh 1,500 Support for Kailakuri Health Center in Bangladesh, whose aim is "health for the poor, by the poor."
Red Willow Center through Taos Community Foundation
2,500
Installation of an expanded solar thermal system in order to meet the heating requirements of Red Willow Center's biomass district heating system and continue to enhance Taos Pueblo youth's education on sustainability.
Sustainable Berea
1,000
Supporting the continued development of a sustainable community by contributing toward a paid staff member.
Western Lands Project
3,000
Research, educational outreach and advocacy to keep public lands public.

Total Grants: $178,750




Spirit Wind Horse Rescue

Institute for Peace Studies

Thank you to Quail Roost for our grant for 2011. Their grant has enabled us to give the horses in
our care the feed and veterinary care they need. We are extremely grateful and so are our herd.
-Spirit Wind Horse Rescue

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