Pancakes on the Plaza will celebrate its 45th anniversary on July 4th, 2022. Each year, the event continues to grow, and Santa Fe residents consider it a “must attend” summer event with pancakes, entertainment and a car show.
Through the support of sponsors and volunteers, over the years the Rotary Club of Santa Fe’s Pancakes on the Plaza has benefited numerous local nonprofits by awarding more than $500,000 to local organizations. 2022 is no different and we are happy to announce the Rotary 2022 grant recipients, the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and YourthWorks!
Santa Fe Children’s Museum
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum for our 2024 Centennial Project! We are working together to bring the vision of the Museum on Wheels to life as well as helping with the renovation project of “The Backyard” Amphitheater!
The Museum on Wheels (not yet named) will bring the magic of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum to you! This will allow the museum to serve Santa Fe and Northern NM rural and tribal communities in the areas of education: arts, science, and the humanities.
The Rotary Amphitheater will be a central gathering place in SFCM’s acre plus outdoor space The Backyard, is located adjacent to the Children’s Museum on Old Pecos Trail. It will be constructed to provide ADA accessible entrance and pathways, a musical park with instruments, seating, and multi-use performance space.
To develop transitional housing so that YouthWorks’ clients can be assured of having a place to live while engaged with the agency.
Problem: For as many as a third of the young people YouthWorks serves, their ability to benefit from job training, education, and counseling is limited by their insecurity about a place to live. For them, homelessness is either real and current, or a constant potential issue.
Process: To form a team of local entities and individuals with housing development expertise in order to create enough transitional housing units to alleviate the problem.
YouthWorks’ role: To enhance the effectiveness of its job training, educational, and counseling programs providing transitional housing for young people who are enrolled in those programs.
Rotary’s role: As part of its 2024 Centennial celebration, to address a major need in Santa Fe by fostering this project, both through involvement in planning and by providing $250,000 in seed funding.