Desert Forge Foundation

Mailing Address: PO Box 5156, Albuquerque, NM 87185
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: 505-877-3694
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, F- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, J- Employment, Job Related, K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
Mission Statement:

Formed by veterans, for veterans our mission is to restore emotional, mental, and physical health to the returning veteran through meaningful job training, employment, and the arts.

Primary Programs:

Full Battle Rattle - Teaching our nation's combat-disabled veterans how to play music as a constructive outlet for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.* Healing Heoroes with Music: Provide an instrument and instruction free of charge to combat disabled veterans as a constructive outlet for PTSD and TBI, (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards,..etc)
* Full Battle Rattle Band Camp: For veterans who wish to pursue creating a band. Veterans can shadow a local successful band and learn everything it takes to become successful in the music industry.
* Healing for Distant Heroes: Provide an instrument and communication abilities to link the veteran to live instructors face to face through web-cam internet applictaions
Buena Tierra Farm - Helping veterans to transition to civilian life & attain financial stability through training and employment in a dynamic farm setting.

Desert Fox Filmworks - Presenting veterans a creative & technical outlet by actively participating in the making of culturally relevant films

Populations Served: African-American, Asian-American, Disabled, Elderly, Homeless, Latino/Hispanic, Low Income, Men and Boys, Native American, Rural, Urban, Veterans, Women and Girls
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Personnel: All Volunteer
Executive Director:

Victor Versace

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services

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