EIN 86-0945282

Academy for the Love of Learning

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Santa Fe-based Academy sparks the love of learning through educational programs, research, and community engagement.
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Program areas at Academy for the Love of Learning

Community programs: the Academy continued implementing its Learning exchange (le) methodology. the first Love of Learning fellowship completed its work with culture leaders in nm to support community projects and study the Academy's pedagogies through them, creating a foundation for expanding the Academy's work into new communities. Other le's included the inquiry project with a public school in dc and seed syllables. Design continued for a youth summit, the well of being, animated Learning modules for igtv (leading to new online coursework offerings), and the Learning exchange matrix (lem), an online forum for storing, organizing, and studying the learnings from the Academy's programs.
Seton: the seton legacy project continued to steward the Academy's collection of seton artwork and the legacy of his life's work. the project continued to engage deeply in social justice issues related to that legacy. This included an ongoing series of Learning exchange conversations between native american leaders in new mexico and Academy staff, both to bridge to those communities and to inform the Academy how best to steward the seton legacy into the future in ways that are sensitive to these issues.
Research: the Academy's research continued with internal application of its Learning model, including in faculty development and staff deep dives. Academy founder aaron stern led a transmission project, focused on conveying important elements of Academy pedagogy to select faculty and staff. the Academy's ongoing collaboration with the center for healthy minds at the university of Wisconsin saw publication of an academic paper on Learning as a practice, called the poetry of Learning. Finally, the Academy continued work with a consultant to inform and shape the Academy's ongoing transformation with a communications-based strategy for disseminating its educational programs and learnings.
Tranings: the Academy worked with another nonprofit entity to enhance their Learning programs with Learning practices created and developed by the Academy, including prototyping new online coursework offerings. Ventana: the ventana program continued a hiatus while the Academy considered the program's future.

Grants made by Academy for the Love of Learning

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Santa Fe Community FoundationFellowship$15,000
Working ClassroomFellowship$5,500

Who funds Academy for the Love of Learning

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tides FoundationQuality Education$2,000,000
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$5

Personnel at Academy for the Love of Learning

Aaron SternPresident and Executive Director$156,367
Dan BrannenGeneral Counsel and Director of Finance
Daniel E Brannen Sec FinanceManager , and General Counsel$189,240
David GordonVice President and Treasur$101,846
Ann StahlPast Treasurer$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Academy for the Love of Learning

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,734,102
Program services$70,019
Investment income and dividends$108,921
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$225
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$7,913,267

Form 990s for Academy for the Love of Learning

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-10990View PDF
2021-122022-06-27990View PDF
2020-122021-05-24990View PDF
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-07-31990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,000,000 from Tides Foundation
May 13, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $350,000 from Tides Foundation
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General information
133 Seton Village Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Metro area
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe County, NM
Website URL
(505) 995-1860
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
6116: Other Schools and Instruction
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