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5:09 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The New Mexico Community Foundation Delivers the 2012 Chispa Awards

The New Mexico Community Foundation delivered their first annual Chispa Awards last week, honoring 12 nonprofits from around the state. The awards were a complete surprise to the recipients. None of the organizations knew they had been chosen until the folks from the NMCF showed up at their door armed with a fancy plaque and a check for $7000. KUNM’s Carrie Jung was lucky enough to tag along for two of these surprise awards, and has this report.

The staff at Enlace Comunitario
The staff at Enlace Comunitario
Credit C. Jung

The Coming Home Connection
The Coming Home Connection
Credit Ben Lewinger

2012 Chispa Award Recipients

Bootheel Youth Association

Cochiti Youth Experience

Coming Home Connection

Southeastern New Mexico Downs Syndrome Foundation

Enlace Comunitario

Jardin de los Niños

Masada House

Permaculture Guild

Boys & Girls Club of Roswell

Spirit of Hidalgo

Taos County Economic Development Corporation

Thoreau Community Center