About Us

We Believe All Children
Will Succeed in School and Life


United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) has a long and honored history in Santa Fe. Our mission is to engage the whole community, bringing together people and resources to create increased opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations. We envision a community where all children succeed in school and life. Our strategy is to employ a two-generation approach, supporting both children and their families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership (NMECDP) directs UWSFC’s early childhood care and education policy efforts and is dedicated to creating the public awareness and political will for investment in early childhood education in New Mexico.

In partnership with the Santa Fe Public Schools, UWSFC has purchased the former Kaune Elementary School in the Casa Linda neighborhood.  This site will be the future home of the United Way Early Learning Center at Kaune which will provide high-quality early childhood education and care to 184 children ages six-weeks through Prekindergarten.