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Human Services Committee


human services committee

The Human Services Committee was formed by Resolution in 1987 and is charged by the City of Santa Fe Ordinance (2016) with advising and recommending health and human service policies, assessing and advocating for human service needs, coordinating resources to maximize cost-effectiveness, evaluating local human service programs, providing technical assistance to programs, and making funding recommendations to the City Council to support nonprofit organizations that provide and maintain a safety net of services to meet the essential health and human service needs of the adult residents ages 18+ of Santa Fe. 

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2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient Kitchen Angels

(Left to Right) Fresh corn salad with jicama and cilantro ready for delievery to Kitchen Angels clients, Emily cooking fresh green beans at Kitchen Angels, Dave prepping fresh fruit for Kitchen Angels clients

The Committee receives two percent (2%) of the gross receipts tax and administers funding through the Human Services Fund to local nonprofits on a two-year funding cycle at approximately $800,000+ annually (funding amount varies due to GRT fluctuations).  The Committee works in partnership with the City liaison and the Youth and Family Services Division staff to provide advice on ways to effectively plan, coordinate and support health and human service efforts in the Santa Fe community, and present a plan to the governing body for approval. 

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2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient St. Elizabeth Shelter

(Left to Right) Program Manager, Lawrence Sena, and Staff at Casa Familia Family Urgent Transition center displays a donation of Diapers, St. E's booth at Rally for Recovery 2017 at the Railyard Park, All volunteer Chefs making dinner at the Men's Shelter) 

HSC Strategic Plan

The Human Services Committee is pleased to present their annual Strategic Plan for 2018-2019 which reflects key decisions made in the annual strategic planning session held in the fall of 2018, as well as builds upon the planning efforts of the 2017 Human Services Committee. In 2015-2016, the Human Services Committee used the Results-based Accountability methodology to develop a strategic framework that identifies funding priorities.  The Human Services Committee gathered information on critical community needs and issues identified through data, needs assessments and information gathering.  The result of the Committee’s work in 2016 was the development of the Human Services Committee Ends Framework, which was revised in 2018.  The Ends Framework outlines the desired results or outcomes proposed in the following four priority areas:

  1. Adult Health
  2. Behavioral Health
  3. Community Safety
  4. Equitable Society

The 2018 Human Services Committee Plan seeks to expand on the strategic framework through the addition of a rationale for the distribution of funds and for funding decision-making.  Additionally, the HSC identified eight high-priority goals for the Committee to pursue during the next fiscal year.  


 2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient Feeding Santa Fe

(Left to Right) Feeding Santa Fe on Food Bag Distribution Day - A dozen eggs in every bag!, two lanes of vehicles - fresh produce and visible next to the loading dock is a cooler containing children's milk cartons and healthy snacks! (photos by

2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient Solace Crisis Treatment Center

Front of Solace Crisis Center which responds to the needs of individuals who are in crisis or suffering from trauma


HSC Grants

HSC grant is closed.

HSC innovation fund grant is closed.                                                                                                                                                             


Organizations funded for 2019-2021 are listed in the Grantee List


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