The Daniels Fund has distributed $761,000 in grants to New Mexico nonprofits including Nonviolence Works in Taos.

Grant recipients were mainly programs enhancing educational opportunities for youth and those providing services for children with disabilities.

Grant recipients include: Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science at the University of New Mexico; Crossroads for Women; Dismas House of New Mexico; First Tee Santa Fe; Helen Keller International — Childsight New Mexico program; New Vistas; Nonviolence Works; Oxford House; Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Lea County; Partners for Developing Futures — LEAD Academy; Santa Fe Community Services; Santa Fe Preparatory School — Breakthrough Santa Fe; Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation; The Volunteer Center of Grant County; and Youth Shelters and Family Services.

“These organizations set a high standard for excellence in serving people in need in New Mexico,” Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, said in a prepared statement. “We are honored to support their efforts to make life better for people in communities across the state,” she added.

The Daniels Fund will award a projected $3.3 million in grants to New Mexico nonprofits in 2012.

Funding areas include: aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, disabilities, early childhood education, K-12 education reform, ethics and integrity in education, homeless  and disadvantaged, and youth development.

Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer who was a former resident of Hobbs, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

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