Ku­dos from the com­mu­nity

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media - — Jen­nifer Levin

Ev­ery year, the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion holds a spe­cial din­ner to honor the win­ners of its Piñon Awards, which are given to out­stand­ing non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­ual phi­lan­thropists who support the peo­ple of Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Ar­riba, San Miguel, and Taos coun­ties. The 2014 cer­e­mony takes place on Tues­day, Oct. 7.

The arts lead­er­ship col­lab­o­ra­tive Cre­ative Santa Fe re­ceives the Coura­geous In­no­va­tion Award (which rec­og­nizes an or­ga­ni­za­tion find­ing new so­lu­tions to on­go­ing com­mu­nity prob­lems) for its work in strength­en­ing and sus­tain­ing the lo­cal econ­omy by de­vel­op­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for young artists. Cre­ative Santa Fe is spear­head­ing the found­ing of Santa Fe Arts + Cre­ativ­ity Cen­ter, an af­ford­able live-work space that will al­low Santa Fe’s cre­ative work­force to com­bine its skills in art projects and business ven­tures. SFPS Ade­lante re­ceives the Quiet In­spi­ra­tion Award (which rec­og­nizes an or­ga­ni­za­tion work­ing qui­etly and re­spect­fully with a large por­tion of the com­mu­nity) for help­ing home­less pub­lic-school stu­dents in Santa Fe suc­ceed in their stud­ies. The Tried & True Award goes to the Food De­pot, a food bank serv­ing nine North­ern New Mex­ico coun­ties, for of­fer­ing con­sis­tently high-qual­ity pro­gram­ming de­spite in­creased need and other ex­ter­nal pres­sures. The Na­ture Con­ser­vancy takes the Vi­sion­ary Award for an­tic­i­pat­ing the needs of fu­ture gen­er­a­tions with its Río Grande Wa­ter Fund, which in­vests in the restora­tion of wild­fire-dam­aged forests to en­sure that clean wa­ter is avail­able to com­mu­ni­ties down­stream. The non­prof­its were nom­i­nated by peo­ple in the com­mu­nity, then nar­rowed down to four from a pool of 22. Phil­an­thropic Lead­er­ship Awards, cho­sen by the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion’s board of direc­tors, go to long­time board mem­ber Ruth M. Ortega and to the Brindle Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports the needs of in­fants and fam­i­lies.

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