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The Organizations We Donate To

The Organizations We Donate To


As Needs Arise –

Santa Fé Monthly Meeting sets aside a small amount of money each year that enables us to respond to unanticipated needs that are brought before us.



Here are the links as well as information about organizations that Santa Fé Friends Meeting supports through "Good Works":


Quaker Organizations:


Alternatives to Violence Project -

A non-profit grassroots program of volunteers dedicated to reducing violence in ourselves and in our lives — our homes, schools, prisons, and communities. We seek to release everyone’s inborn power to positively transform ourselves, and in so doing, begin to transform the world.


Our workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. Then, find our innate power to respond in new and creative ways.


American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.


The American Friends Service Committee envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. We work toward a world in which:

  • All persons affirm the common good and recognize our mutual interdependence;

  • Societies steward resources equitably;

  • Caring, respectful economic development, including work with dignity, promotes well-being for all;

  • Communities and societies fractured by exclusion and marginalization are healed and transformed, embracing inclusion and equality;

  • Conflicts are resolved through restorative means and without force or coercion; and

  • Governments and societal institutions are fair and accountable.


AFSC values are grounded in Quaker experience and universal truths that are upheld by many faiths and that honor the light of the divine in each person.


Friends Committee on National Legislation

We seek a world free of war and the threat of war. We seek a society with equity and justice for all. We seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled. We seek an earth restored.


The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government. FCNL is nonpartisan. FCNL is also the oldest registered ecumenical lobby in Washington, DC.


The organization's legislative priorities and policies are set by a General Committee made up of some 220 Quakers from around the country. FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues which the United States government is or should be addressing. FCNL is a nonpartisan 501(c)4 public interest lobby. It is neither a political action committee (PAC) nor a special interest lobby. The FCNL Education Fund is a parallel 501(c)3 organization that supports the research, analysis and education for which FCNL is known and respected.



Friends Journal -

The goal of Friends Journal is to serve the Quaker community and the wider community of spiritual seekers through the publication of articles, poetry, letters, art, and news that convey the contemporary experience of Friends. It is also the custodian of the QuakerSpeak audiovisual offerings.


Friends Peace Teams (FPT)

Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peace building, healing and reconciliation. Great Lakes (Africa), Latin America, Western Pacific.


FPT’s programs build on extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of conflict resolution. The purpose of Friends Peace Teams is to invite, challenge, and empower individual Friends and Friends churches and meetings to participate in Spirit-led peace team work locally and internationally. Peace Teams are groups of people working together in places and times of conflict for reconciliation, justice, and the promotion of nonviolence. Friends Peace Teams organizes peace teams, promotes participation in peace teams among Friends, and helps local Friends meetings and Friends churches engage in peace work It distributes printed materials, carries out publicity work, raises funds, make presentations; and organize training sessions, conferences and workshops.


Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC): Section of the Americas

Mission: Answering God's call to universal love, FWCC brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world. The purpose of the Friends World Committee for Consultation is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship.


In 1937, after years of concerned work to reconnect a fragmented Quaker world, the Second World Conference of Friends created the FWCC "to act in a consultative capacity to promote better understanding among Friends the world over." Today, Friends from yearly meetings and groups in 56 nations continue this work. Around the world there are four cooperating, autonomous FWCC Sections serving Africa, the Americas, Asia & the West Pacific, and Europe & the Middle East. FWCC's World Office is in London.



Pendle Hill

Mission statement: Pendle Hill is a center of God's work in transforming the world. Pendle Hill nurtures the life and witness of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) through worship, work, study and service. We welcome those of all spiritual paths.


Quaker Earthcare Witness

Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spiritually-centered organization of American Quakers and like-minded people seeking ways to integrate their concern for environment with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, and equality. Together we can prevent further irreversible damage to the natural world, God's creation, through informed, spirit-led action on all ecological issues: pollution, toxic wastes, conservation, recycling, energy use, global warming, loss of species and habitats, loss of arable lands, population pressures, and eco-justice.


Quaker Earthcare Witness encourages Friends to explore the spiritual roots of humanity's relationship to the earth. We seek a transformation in attitudes toward the Earth and all living beings. As time is limited to prevent further irreversible damage, we support informed, spirit-led action on all environmental issues: pollution, toxic wastes, conservation, recycling, energy use, global warming, loss of species and habitats, loss of arable lands, and population pressures. QEW staff and supporters lead workshops, give talks, and staff the Earthcare Center at FGC Gatherings. We also have a presence at many Yearly Meeting sessions



Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

The QUNO offices in New York and Geneva serve as a Quaker presence at the United Nations, representing Friends concerns at the international level. Under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the Quaker United Nations Offices build contacts with government missions and UN staff, attend relevant UN meetings, collaborate with other non-governmental organizations, and makes oral and written presentations to UN meetings when called upon. FWCC, which links Friends around the world, has had consultative status with the UN's Economic and Social Council as an international non-governmental organization since 1948.



Right Sharing of World Resources

Right Sharing of World Resources is a program of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) supporting grassroots projects for economic development and offering educational materials for the study of the lives of the poor, the lives of the rich, and the spiritual meaning of both.



Western Friend

Western Friend is the official publication of Quakers in Pacific, North Pacific, and Intermountain Yearly Meetings.


Community Needs:


Adelante/Santa Fe Public Schools Program for Homeless Youth -

The SFPS Adelante Program provides services for children, teens and their families experiencing homelessness in Santa Fe. We provide them with advocacy, tutoring, evening programs and material aid. Adelante also plays a crucial role in educating the community about child homelessness, and advocates for our families’ needs with schools, human service agencies and the community at large.


Bienvenidos Outreach -

MissionWe are dedicated to feeding and clothing the homeless, elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged in any non-political manner which is in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We seek to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by providing food boxes, lunches, clothing and household items to all who seek assistance.

The Santa Fe Community Farm -

Our Mission: To provide fresh organic produce to those in need while practicing sustainability; preserving agricultural land and appurtenant water rights;  promoting community awareness and education using sustainable food-producing practices that keep our environment safe and healthy.

The Community Farm raises fruits and vegetables for those in need; improves the environment by soil amendment and vegetation restoration; offers opportunities for community service; and provides a venue for educational and community development programs.

Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, Inc. -

Esperanza, of Greater Santa Fe, empowers people to live violence-free lives through protection, prevention, awareness and education. The philosophy of Esperanza is to empower all clients to consistently experience safety, respect, equality, self-determination and compassion. Our priority is to maintain a high level of integrity and respect in our dealings with all clients, community members, organizations and each other. Esperanza inspires our community to engage in a collective and comprehensive commitment to eradicate violence.


The Food Depot -

Across Northern New Mexico there are tens of thousands of people -- children, seniors, veterans, working families -- who find themselves from time to time without enough to eat. The Food Depot does its best to see that they are fed. Our job is to solicit surplus food from a variety of sources and redistribute it to more than a hundred local nonprofit agencies that, in turn, provide it to people in need. The idea is simple. But the numbers are daunting. We are committed, with your help, to using our operating strategies to fulfill our mission.


Mission: The Food Depot strives to end hunger in Northern New Mexico

Operating Strategies:

  • The Food Depot collects food and related products through collaborative relationships with the food industry, governments, other food banks and the community.

  • The Food Depot distributes what we collect through our network of charitable food providers to feed those who suffer from hunger.

  • The Food Depot continually evaluates the nutritional needs of Northern New Mexico.

  • The Food Depot engages the community in our mission by offering opportunities to donate time, money and food.

  • The Food Deport provides leadership in educating our community about the hunger crisis and hunger-related issues affecting children, seniors and working families.

  • The Food Depot collaborates with community organizations and governments to respond to natural and man-made disasters.

Interfaith Community Shelter -

Our core mission:

  • To treat all people with respect, honor and dignity.

  • To assist homeless people with literacy/GED tutoring, employment strategies, and follow through.

  • To collaborate with social service and governmental agencies.


Interfaith Leadership Alliance -

Our Goals:

  • Understand and respect the differences between faith traditions and philosophies

  • Build relationships between faith communities

  • Inspire participation in interfaith programs and events

  • Implement programs and projects that support the mission

  • Encourage greater involvement in community issues by congregants

  • Celebrate, enjoy, and learn from one another


La Familia Medical Center -

La Familia Medical Center is a community health center providing high quality, comprehensive medical, dental, and health education services with special emphasis on the underserved. These services are affordable and culturally sensitive, and are delivered in a manner respectful of patients’ privacy, rights, and dignity, regardless of their financial resources.

La Familia Medical Center is dedicated to providing excellent, affordable, comprehensive medical, dental and health promotion services to everyone in the community. Our commitment is to deliver services in a manner which is culturally sensitive and respectful of a patient's privacy, rights and dignity regardless of their financial resources.

St. Elizabeth Shelter -

St. Elizabeth Shelter is a multiple-program organization created in 1986 to address the needs of Santa Fe’s homeless population. St. Elizabeth Shelter is dedicated to assisting homeless individuals and families by providing emergency shelter, food, case management, counseling, supportive housing and referrals to partnering human-service agencies. St. Elizabeth Shelter’s ultimate goal is to end the cycle of homelessness.


Solace Crisis Treatment Center -

Solace Crisis Treatment Center has been restoring strength for over 40 years. Our Center provides a safe place to receive evidence-based services including therapy for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, victim advocacy and primary prevention programs. Solace changed its name from the Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment Center in October 2010, to ensure there were no barriers to receiving services.


We employ 17 staff members within three departments – Clinical, Family Advocacy and Education and Prevention. The three departments work closely together in response to crime victimization, child abuse, and other traumatic and tragic events such as: fatal accidents, homicides, returning from military service, human trafficking and a myriad of other overwhelming adversities that beset individuals, families and the community. For example, a prevention specialist may elicit a disclosure of abuse from an elementary school student. A Solace advocate and forensic interviewer might then assist the family during the investigative process, and finally Solace counselors might help the child as well as distressed parents for symptoms related to the abuse.


Solace serves Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties and central northern New Mexico. We serve individuals from San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque and Santo Domingo pueblos. Currently, we have two bilingual, English/Spanish, therapists and two other bilingual staff, English/Spanish, trained as victim advocates, with two having extensive experience in primary prevention for the immigration and Native American Populations. One of these individuals also understands Tewa Native American language.




Somos Un Pueblo Unido -

Because we believe that every person should have the freedom to move in order to pursue a better life, Somos Un Pueblo Unido works to build a community that does not discriminate against people based on their national origin, that institutes humane migration policies, and that protects the human rights of everyone irrespective of where they are born or what documents they carry.


Somos Un Pueblo Unido was founded in 1995 with the purpose of protecting and expanding immigrants rights in New Mexico. With a membership base of over 1,600 people, we are unique to the state; the only community-based and immigrant-led organization actively committed to preparing immigrant leaders to create institutional change. Because we believe that every person should have the freedom to move in order to pursue a better life, Somos Un Pueblo Unido works to build a community that does not discriminate against people based on their national origin, that institutes humane immigration policies, and that protects the human rights of everyone irrespective of where they are born or what documents they carry.


Villa Therese Catholic Clinic -

The Villa Therese Catholic Clinic is a private organization under religious auspices offering its services to the poor of Santa Fe, regardless of age, race, creed, gender, ethnicity or national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


Our mission is to promote the healing ministry of Jesus among His poor through programs designed to meet basic medical and social well-being needs…the main outreach being toward children.

We commit ourselves to:

  • To enhance awareness of the Clinic’s existence in the community, to enhance its reputation, and to increase volume of clients served through marketing and public relations efforts.

  • To enhance the Clinic’s ability to recruit and retain medical providers. 

  • To enhance grant writing capabilities and broaden depth of grant writing efforts.

  • To nurture and improve existing partnerships with provider organizations and identify and create new partnerships.

  • To broaden support and sources of funding by identifying and engaging a wider circle of service organizations.



Youth Shelters -

Youth Shelters and Family Services delivers life-changing services to homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth in northern New Mexico by providing shelter and addressing health, safety, education, and workforce opportunities so they may lead independent and meaningful lives.


The mission of Youth Shelters is to support young people and families in meeting the critical challenges of family life within a safe and stable environment. YS partners with families to find positive, non-institutional solutions and builds on existing strengths within a framework of dignity, mutual respect, and personal responsibility.




Bolivia Quaker Education Fund -

Bolivia's 30,000 indigenous Friends constitute the third largest Quaker population in the world. Isolated and impoverished, they are eager for fellowship with Friends in the UK and USA, as well as for support.


Our Mission: to strengthen ties between Andean Quakers and those of North America and Europe through programs that:

  • enhance the educational opportunities of Andean Friends

  • nurture their service work

  • strengthen their schools, and

  • bring this work to the attention of Friends in North America and Europe


Friends House Moscow -

Friends House Moscow funds projects for peace and civil society in the former Soviet Union. We support projects in a variety of areas including human rights, education, restorative justice, and non-violent communication. Each project also furthers social goals such as grass-roots collaboration, equality and non-violence.


Friends International Center in Ramallah -

The Friends International Center in Ramallah is a ministry of Ramallah Friends Meeting, internationally supported, building on the 150-year Quaker presence in Ramallah, where Palestinians and others come together in the spirit of faith and hope, and work for a culture of peace, justice and nonviolence.


Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) -

is an international, non-sectarian development organization guided by Quaker principles and dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia. Since 1995, we have been working alongside the indigenous Andean people to fund, construct, and monitor community-based projects to secure food sources, promote better health, and generate income.

Our Projects in More Detail

Our philosophy is to work with villages to meet their basic need for water. Once they have access to clean water, we encourage them to seek ways to improve their nutrition and income by improving their agricultural practices. Learn more about this process by visiting our pages dedicated to these projects.

Quaker House Fayetteville -

Quaker House is a manifestation of the Friends' Peace Testimony. Based in Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, Quaker House provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world.


William Penn House -

William Penn House is a Quaker Center on Capitol Hill and is:

  • A Place to Learn and Grow

  • A Place to Worship

  • A Place to Stay

  • A Place to Organize

We offer educational, organizational resources, service opportunities and hospitality for those who seek a better world.




Los Amigos del Parque – Provides advocacy and services for immigrant day laborers; provides breakfast for workers 7:30-9am in DeVargas Park.


Amnesty International -

Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. The UDHR states that the "the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights" of all people is "the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

[NB: The Pearsons note that what is needed most is direct participation.]

Casa de los Amigos -

Casa de los Amigos, A.C. is a Center for Peace and International Understanding in Mexico City. The Casa was established as a nonprofit organization in 1956 by the Quaker community in Mexico, and its work continues to be rooted in Quaker values. Through its programs, community space, and social and cultural activities, the Casa promotes peace with justice, fosters understanding between groups and individuals, and supports the human dignity of every person.

CasaQ (Statewide New Mexico) -

It is our mission to provide safe living options and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights -

The Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights is a 34 year old grassroots human rights organization which works for social justice and systemic change by continuing to provide high-quality information and analysis (as well as advocacy and support for those negatively affected) of the U.S. punishment system in a variety of settings with and for those most directly affected by it.


The Coalition came together [in the summer of 1976] initially to oppose three pieces of legislation, typical of those popular at the time: the reinstatement of executions, the building of additional New Mexico prisons, and a general change of sentencing laws from indeterminate to determinate.... A specific, recent project is the “Prison Project of Santa Fé: Un deportista mas un delincuente menos”, a soccer team for young people held in the SF County juvenile facility.



Creativity for Peace -

Creativity for Peace trains young Palestinian and Israeli women to partner as leaders by breaking down barriers of anger and prejudice, facilitating friendships, and inspiring action to promote peace.


Habitat for Humanity -

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.


Kitchen Angels -

Kitchen Angels is dedicated to providing free, nutritious meals to our homebound neighbors facing life-challenging conditions. Our mission is accomplished through the talented efforts of 348 active volunteers each week who donate 29,000 hours of service annually. We have only 4 paid staff members.


New Energy Economy –

New Energy Economy works to shift energy investments from conventional energy sources that harm people and the planet to clean renewable energy alternatives. New Energy Economy partners with community organizations, public agencies, and local farms to create highly visible community-scale solar installations that demonstrate the environmental, health, and economic benefits of solar energy.


New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice -

Mission: To educate our community about immigration issues, provide compassionate services to immigrant families and advocate for a humane immigration reform.


Nuclear Watch New Mexico -

Through comprehensive research, public education and effective citizen action, Nuclear Watch New Mexico seeks to promote safety and environmental protection at regional nuclear facilities; mission diversification away from nuclear weapons programs; greater accountability and cleanup in the nation-wide nuclear weapons complex; and consistent U.S. leadership toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

Long time New Mexican anti-nuclear activists founded Nuclear Watch New Mexico in December 1999. Since then we have engaged in many successful efforts to address nuclear weapons issues, across the spectrum of disarmament, nonproliferation, open government and environmental concerns. (View/ download NWNM Accomplishments Report - PDF)



Samaritan House -

Samaritan House started about 40 years ago to provide overnight shelter for stranded travelers.  It has developed to try to meet the needs of people of the Las Vegas area for shelter, food and clothing.  The shelter, in rented premises, of inadequate quality, provides overnight accommodation during the winter months.  Evening meals are served throughout the year.  A thrift store helps to support the shelter through sales of donated clothes and household items.  Individuals and families with immediate needs are given vouchers for free items. Samaritan House, together with other local groups, distributes food once per month, serving about 250 families.  Its operations depend on local donations, grants, and the work of volunteers.


Witness to Innocence -

The mission of WTI is to abolish the death penalty by empowering exonerated death row survivors and their loved ones to become effective leaders in the abolition movement.



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