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Del Norte LOV Foundation Announces Recipients Of Inaugural 2021 Spring Cycle Community Grant-Making Program

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 1, 2021 – The Del Norte LOV (Living Our Vision) Foundation, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), has announced the five nonprofit organization recipients of its inaugural 2021 Spring Cycle Del Norte LOV Foundation Community Grant-Making Program. Each nonprofit organization grantee will receive $2,500 in charitable funds towards their programming.

“Giving back in a big way is in our DNA—the Foundation’s grant-making initiative is just another way we fulfill our purpose to be a reliable and trusted partner in the communities we serve”, says Deb Salazar, Del Norte LOV Foundation Board President/Chief Experience Officer at DNCU.

The Del Norte LOV Foundation, with the help of their newly formed DNCU Employee Foundation Committee, reviewed a variety of applications that were submitted during the spring cycle’s request for proposal period. The Committee identified organizations that are committed to improving the lives of youth and families in New Mexico in the program impact areas of at-risk youth, arts & culture, community enrichment, and education & S.T.E.M.

2021 Spring Cycle Community Grant-Making Program Recipients

  • Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico to support its Bereavement Support for Children, Families and Adults program
  • The Sky Center/New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project to support its Hope and Resilience—Preventing a Youth Suicide program
  • Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association to support its Bridging the Gap program
  • Cancer Foundation for New Mexico to supports its Meals That Heal program
  • Christus St. Vincent Entrada Contenta Pediatric Clinic to support its Entrada Contenta Pediatrics Reach Out and Read program

“The amount of innovative applications we received this spring cycle from worthy nonprofit organizations is a testament of how much need there is in our communities to advance the well-being of our youth and families in New Mexico. We are delighted to spread the LOV (Living Our Vision) through our Community Grant-making program,” explained Connie Tooker Nuñez, Del Norte LOV Foundation Director.

Funding for the 2021 Del Norte LOV Foundation Community Grant-Making program is a combination of DNCU donations and Teen Day Tuesday funds, the DNCU employee payroll deduction giving initiative.

About Del Norte LOV Foundation

The Del Norte LOV Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 public charity nonprofit organization. The mission of the Del Norte LOV Foundation is to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico. The Del Norte LOV Foundation implements its vision as an active advocate of financial literacy and education that supports the youth and its commitment to helping communities in New Mexico succeed through its community support programs, including: Employee Giving, Special Fundraising, Scholarships, Sponsorships, Grant-making, and Community Engagement. Learn more at:

About Del Norte Credit Union

Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union based in New Mexico with a mission of Improving Lives. DNCU offers a wide variety of products and services designed to make members achieve financial success. Today DNCU serves more than 57,000 members throughout New Mexico and the United States.

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