Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Cornerstones Community Partnerships

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • http://cstones.org

Mission Statement

Cornerstones Community Partnerships, a Santa Fe-based non-profit organization, works primarily with rural Hispanic villages and Indian Pueblos in New Mexico and the southwest to preserve historic structures. It encourages traditional building techniques and works to retain cultural heritage and foster civic pride through historic preservation. Cornerstones responds to requests for assistance to preserve vernacular adobe buildings, organizes hands-on workdays, implements youth training programs and publishes the acclaimed "Adobe Architecture Conservation Handbook." Cornerstones maintains a large, loyal volunteer base.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Cornerstones has worked predominately in the Southwest, including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Northern Mexico.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Ms. Robin Jones

Keywords

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preservation, historic, adobe, New Mexico, Hispanic, Native American, tradition, volunteerism

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EIN

85-0425771

 Number

8543809284

Physical Address

227 Otero Street

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Cornerstones assists communities in the following ways: by providing hands-on assistance and technical advice, administering youth training programs and organizing community workshops in traditional building techniques.

Category

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Budget

Program 2

San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One of the oldest churches in the United States, San Miguel Chapel is being preserved to its original adobe structure through volunteer efforts and youth training programs.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$700,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Cornerstones has worked predominately in the Southwest, including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Northern Mexico.

Funding Needs

Cornerstones Community Partnerships depends on outside funding to support general operations and its programs. Donations are tax-deductable and the mainstay of our organization. We send out two annual appeals and sponsor a fundraising event, Noche Feliz.

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CORNERSTONES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Cornerstones Community Partnerships

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Robin Jones

BIO

Robin Jones has been Cornerstones' executive director since July of 2009. She holds her Ph.D. in English from University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining Cornerstones, Dr. Jones taught at University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Celebrating 25 years of service,  Cornerstones Community Partnerships continues its work and outreach. We  offer pro-bono work to assess and consult on projects. Our major project in Santa Fe is San Miguel Chapel, one of the oldest churches in the United States. We're offering workshops in Arizona and collaborating with partners in Colorado and New Mexico. We look forward to a vibrant 2012, filled with work, friends, and partners.  --Robin Jones, Executive Director"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Fenton "Pete" R. Talbott

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