Beneficiaries

Learn about the Sandia Foundation Beneficiaries

The principal beneficiaries of the annual income distributed by the Sandia Foundation are Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Each organization receives 45% of the current year’s total distribution. The remaining 10% is distributed to Albuquerque charitable organizations as stipulated by the Woodwards and by the Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation.

Since its inception in 1948, the Sandia Foundation has granted more than $40 million to Dickinson College, $40 million to the University of New Mexico, and $9 million to support the work of many Albuquerque nonprofits. We have been proud to support organizations that provide emergency food and shelter to the homeless, job skills training, domestic violence shelters, wellness programs, dance and music programs for young people, dental care for seniors, financial education for women entrepreneurs, and many health organizations.