Mandy’s Farm is pleased to announce our selection as an AmeriCorps Planning Grant recipient. This program is overseen by the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism and will prepare Mandy’s Farm to implement a full AmeriCorps program in the following cycle year. AmeriCorps members will be brought on board to fulfill the vision of the Mandy’s Farm VAMOS (Vocational Access and Meaningful Opportunities for Success) Program. In New Mexico, adults with developmental disabilities rely on Medicaid Waiver services to gain access to the community, remain healthy, and obtain employment. The waiting list for these services is over a decade long, leaving thousands of vulnerable individuals without support following high school. The goal of the VAMOS Program is to close this service gap, supporting adults with developmental disabilities and their families as they transition from high school into the workforce. We look forward to developing our AmeriCorps program with the support of the NMCCV.
In July 2017, Mandy’s Farm was awarded a grant in the amount of $17,000 from the Community Fund through United Way to pilot the VAMOS (Vocational Access and Meaningful Opportunities for Success) Program. This program will allow Mandy’s Farm to meet the needs of adults with disabilities in our community who have graduated high school, but are still on the waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services.
Mandy’s Farm was pleased to receive a grant from the Hugh and Helen Woodward Fund via the Sandia Foundation. We are so grateful for their continued support.
Mandy’s Farm was invited to be a part of the Summer 2016 Community Builders Program, in which high school students are taught about philanthropy and local nonprofit organizations. It was so exciting to have young community members visit the farm and learn about the programs there. Community Builders awarded Mandy’s Farm with a grant supporting much-needed supplies for our agriculture program.
Mandy’s Farm is pleased to be a 2016 recipient of the PNM Reduce Your Use Grant. Promising to reduce energy use by an additional 15% in the year 2016, Mandy’s Farm has received funding to replace several indoor light fixtures with energy-efficient equipment. This is the second year running in which Mandy’s Farm has been a part of the Reduce Your Use program. During last year’s funding cycle, Mandy’s Farm was able to reduce energy use by almost 50% at the main South Valley location.
Mandy’s Farm received a grant in the amount of $250 from the Sandia Foundation and Estate of Hugh and Helen Woodward Endowment Fund. This grant will be used to mitigate the cost of resurfacing the adaptive horsemanship arena at Mandy’s Farm. This project will ensure safety for riders and horses alike.
Mandy’s Farm also received a grant in the amount of $1000 from the Garcia Automotive Group Endowment Fund held within the Albuquerque Community Foundation. This grant will also be used to assist in resurfacing the adaptive horsemanship arena at Mandy’s Farm.
We are so grateful for all of the community members who support Mandy’s Farm through participation in the Albuquerque Community Foundation.
Mandy’s Farm is grateful to have received a grant from the local organization Albuquerque Involved, in the amount of $2200. These funds will allow Mandy’s Farm to purchase much-needed sensory equipment for individuals with sensory-processing disorders and other sensory needs. This is the second grant awarded to Mandy’s Farm by Albuquerque Involved. Their initial funds allowed for the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible ramp for use in the horseback riding arena. Thank you Albuquerque Involved! For more information about their organization, or to become a donor to a variety of local nonprofits through participation in Albuquerque Involved, please click here.
This year, Mandy’s Farm participated in #MakeEmBoom, a city-wide event that benefitted non-profit organizations. Thanks to your diligent voting, Mandy’s Farm was able to win #MakeEmBoom. Mandy’s Farm is so grateful for all of those who voted for any of the worthy charitable organizations that participated. Thank you Boomtime, for helping Mandy’s Farm boom.
What is #MakeEmBoom and How Does it Work?
Each non-profit organization has a corresponding bomb sculpture, custom-painted by a local artist. They have been placed strategically around town, with community members voting for their favorite. The Mandy’s Farm bomb, located outside of Pei Wei on Louisiana, was voted as the Albuquerque community’s favorite. As the winner, Mandy’s Farm will receive one year’s worth of free marketing from Boomtime and a fundraiser to be held at Scalo’s, among other prizes.
Mandy’s Farm is pleased to be a 2015 recipient of the PNM Reduce Your Use Grant. Promising to reduce energy use by 10% in the year 2016, Mandy’s Farm has received funding to replace an industrial water heater and several indoor light fixtures with energy-efficient equipment. This project also partners with the Mandy’s Farm solar partnership with ReChoice, which will also reduce energy consumption.