This year, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe gifted a total of $63.993––that’s $1 for every person who attended Zozobra 2019––to the Santa Fe Downtown Kiwanis Foundation from the net proceeds of the 95th Annual Burning of Zozobra.

The Santa Fe Downtown Kiwanis Foundation is now accepting requests for funding from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public/governmental agencies that provide services for children and youth in the greater Santa Fe area. Services that Kiwanis funds will support include health/medical, education, food/clothing/shelter, and arts and recreation.

Funds awarded are from the net proceeds from the 95th Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra. Grant requests up to $5,000 will be considered.

Proposals will be accepted online at until Friday, February 21, 2020, at 5 PM. Please be prepared to upload the following in PDF or JPG files:

1. A proposal of no more than two pages including the following:
Organization name, address, phone number and website address

a. Name, title and contact information for the person preparing the proposal and the person responsible for the project
b. A statement verifying that the organization is either a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS and the NM Attorney General, or a public/governmental agency.
c. Mission statement
d. Program description including how the requested funds will be used
e. Number of children/youth who will be served by the program

2. Project budget showing income sources and expenses

3. Current organizational financial statement

If you have questions about the content of the application, please contact Santa Fe Downtown Kiwanis Foundation President Stuart R. Hamilton at or by phone at 505-670-4436.

Ray Sandoval
Zozobra Event chair