A chemist MEETS an author in the desert

David Weininger and George R. R. Martin were kindred spirits.
Stagecoach Foundation WAS BORN OF Their shared vision, 
forged of brilliance, curiosity, and the drive to INVEST IN their community.




Long before either became famous, George R.R. Martin and David Weininger, PHD fell in love with Santa Fe. they shared a sense of responsibility, borne of a sense of great potential and deep affection for their town.

Weininger knew that finding your passion and doing great work, while not always easy, was how one builds a rewarding career and successful life. Indeed, Weininger himself was tireless: a brilliant scientist, businessman, musician, filmmaker, pilot, rafter, amateur astronomer and all-around nice guy. He invented the groundbreaking, comprehensive chemical nomenclature, SMILES  (Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry Specification) and played a major role in evolving the field of chemical informatics. Weininger's efforts contributed in no small way to Santa Fe being dubbed the Silicon Mesa (as chronicled in the book, The Info Mesa (Norton)). He'd invite friends from far and wide to his Stagecoach Observatory, which he designed and built on his property.

Weininger's commitment to Santa Fe (along with his company headquarters) was entrusted, upon his passing in November 2016, to Martin, who then dedicated Stagecoach Foundation to fulfilling their joint vision. 

George R. R. Martin. by Sam Beam Photography



George R.R. Martin, world-renown author, film maker, and resident of Santa Fe has always believed in the transformative power of creativity, dedication and community.



David Weininger, trailblazing innovator, artist and scientific virtuoso, knew that Santa Fe could match its creative excellence with leadership in film and technology. 





A 10-ton steel molecule sculpture by Steve Kline greets you at the entrance to what was once Daylight Chemical Information Systems, the company founded by David Weininger. The building, entrusted to George R. R. Martin, is now home to Stagecoach Foundation, named after the street on which Weininger lived and where he built his "Stagecoach Observatory." 





dedicated parking lot

Stagecoach Foundation offers unparalleled, executive suite-style office space in an amazing LEED-certified building, ideally located near the legendary Santa Fe plaza.

Our main facility is a two-story, 10,588-square-foot building with 19 offices, two conference rooms, a loading dock, a large kitchen, storage rooms and two patio areas. Settle into one or both of our two large executive suites, relax around our firepit and enjoy the amazing “Cognition Enhancer” sculpture by Steve Kline. Lose yourself in the beautiful views of two extraordinary ranges: the Jemez Mountains to the west and the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east. And rest easy while our 24/7 security system keeps you and your resources safe and sound.




Stagecoach Foundation HOSTS education and event series, AS WELL AS mentorship and career development programs, for underserved communities and youth in THE Santa Fe AREA.


EDUCATION OUTREACH and professional development

Stagecoach Foundation bridges skill and talent, resource and community. We bring experienced crew members from resident and visiting film productions and tech companies to engage with underserved youth and young adults so they can pursue their dreams in the film and tech industries. This happens through our free educational workshops, mentorships, and master-class programs. 

Local youth are able to focus on different roles integral to a film production and tech by attending free-of-charge programs led by the talented working professionals who use Stagecoach Foundation's executive suite services or are involved with Stagecoach Foundation's outreach.

Indigenous nation youth who have participated in the program to date include Dine' (Navajo), Jemez Pueblo, Jicarilla Apache, Lakota/Sioux, Muscogee/Seminole, San Felipe Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo.

Students have identified as joining us from many local schools, and the list is growing. High schools such as Atalaya, Dulce High School, Gonzales, Kewa, Nina Otero Community School, NMSA, Santa Fe High, Turquoise Trail, and Walatowa Charter School, as well as local colleges, IAIA and Northern NM College.

taking care of business and community  

The executive suite opportunities afforded by Stagecoach Foundation put tenants in a win-win situation. Not only do they benefit from the best office accommodations available, the convenience of our concierge services, breathtaking locale and access to all fascinating Santa Fe has to offer. They also support a mission of outreach and support of untapped talent and potential in traditionally underserved communities. It's the best money can buy coupled with the priceless rewards of giving back.