Mission Statement

Not Forgotten Outreach Inc. is dedicated to the reintegration and whole health healing of Military, Veterans, Military Families, and Gold Star Families of fallen heroes. Our goal is motivating our clients to participate in the restorative and regenerative programs available at our locations. We welcome our heroes and their families to join us in our programs, classes, and events to improve relationships, and build comradery within the military and local community. NFO is committed to establishing an environment conducive to mindfulness, and greater well being for all of those who have served. Not Forgotten Outreach has provided service for over 3,698 military families from New Mexico. In addition, we provide information, resources and referrals to the Veteran Administration, as well as other recreational and therapeutic activities.

Where We Began

Not Forgotten Outreach was founded by Kym Sanchez in Taos, NM as a place for all Veterans and their families. Hear how this young Iraq Veteran & widow of SGT Paul Sanchez KIA Iraq, started a NFO to help other Military Families heal and help heal herself.


Where We Are Now

La Finca Militar – Corral No. 5 & Community Park


Who are we?

Not Forgotten Outreach’s mission is to provide recreational, therapeutic, and farming activities for Military Veterans, their families, and Gold Star Families. NFO has seven years of experience working with Veterans and Military Families through farming and other programs. Our founder, Kym Sanchez, an Army Iraq Veteran, began the non-profit in 2013. Since 2017, NFO has served over 4,000 Veterans and Military Families, per year.


Where are we?

Not Forgotten Outreach is located in Taos, New Mexico. NFO owns La Finca Militar, 28 acres of land in the heart of Taos. NFO maintains 24 acres of irrigated pasture and orchard land with four acres of irrigated field crops. The remaining 4 acres include one 40’x18’ adobe wall classroom, indoor greenhouse, and 2,400 square ft office building. La Finca Militar is VetCorps’s main training site.   Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. is transforming a well-known pasture near the center of Taos into an active farm and public park. NFO purchased the 28-acre property, known locally as the “Mitchell Pasture” or “Corral No. 5,” in early 2018 with a grant from the LOR Foundation. Not Forgotten will plant year-round gardens for a farm-to-school program in which veterans and their families will grow food for local school cafeterias. A public walking trail will also be developed along the perimeter of the pasture so the community can stroll through the gardens, enjoy the open space and interact with the farmers working there. Not Forgotten has led the country in promoting the therapeutic benefits of farming for veterans. By expanding these efforts at the Mitchell Property, Not Forgotten aims to train a new wave of young, able farmers while creating a space that military members and their families can connect with the community at large. Not Forgotten also intends to restore two acequias (ancient irrigation ditches) that serve the property in order to keep the land productive and showcase the cultural and ecological benefits of traditional irrigation in the heart of Taos. Not Forgotten Outreach will permanently protect most of the property from major development and use most of the land for productive agricultural activities. One corner of the field will become a veterans memorial park powered by an on-site solar array, and another 2.4-acre area is slated for an affordable housing development for veterans and their families. Not Forgotten Outreach Farm; is a collaboration between the Albuquerque VA, Taos Land Trust, La Montanita Co-op, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico State University County Extension Office, local farmers and Not Forgotten Outreach; to provide a program to Veterans and Gold Star Families to learn the basic skills and best practices for sustainable farming as a business or hobby and gain from its significant therapeutic and community benefits. Farming has a mission-driven focus, similar to the focus of the military – it is driven by the mission rather than the time clock.

Staci Matlock
A photo of a portion of the Not Forgotten Outreach farm in Taos in 2019.