Stagecoach Foundation is dedicated to eliminating the opportunity and wealth gap for New Mexicans in the film and television industry through training and workforce development facilitated by film and television professionals.
— Elizabeth Kianu Stahmer  | Acting EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Get the job done while giving back

We welcome you to our new Santa Fe paradigm, where your project’s success translates into community-wide opportunity. Stagecoach Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to the production of great works alongside economic opportunity for the underserved. We connect working film and digital art professionals to young people eager for education, information and real-world skills training.

Do your best work while creating better fortunes for others.  

We would love to work with you.

Stagecoach Model 

driving job creation and Career Development

Plug your team into a community that respects your work and wants to learn from it. We've created an environment in which professionals push their own skill set while advancing the next generation's prospects. Our educational program, our seminar program and mentorship/career development program cater to underserved rural and tribal communities throughout New Mexico who otherwise do not have the access to, or the resources for such training. These kids, teens (ages 12-18) and young adults (ages 19-27), will be able to focus on different roles integral to production—from acting and production, to construction and accounting. We believe there is a role for them in film and other creative industries and we hope to inspire them and assist them along their journey, while we assist productions along theirs.


driving success

Our support of film, digital and cyber arts
is second only to our passion for community.


Stagecoach Foundation was established in 2017, to accommodate film, television and media in Santa Fe and around the state of New Mexico. 

We serve two primary missions—from the ground up: 

  • Offer unparalleled, executive suite-style office space in an amazing LEED-certified building, located near the legendary Santa Fe plaza.


  • Bridge skill and talent, resource and community, by engaging  incredibly talented crew members from resident film productions and tech companies with our free educational workshops, mentorship and master-class programs for underserved youth and young adults so they can pursue their dreams in the film and tech industries. 

On behalf of Annapurna Pictures and Joel and Ethan Coen, I would like to thank the Stagecoach Foundation for hosting our recent production, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, at their lovely new office facility. We were very pleased to be their inaugural tenant and are very excited about their wider mission in support of the Santa Fe film community. Thanks to all the great staff at Stagecoach and all the terrific New Mexico crew. This is our third project in New Mexico (my fourth!), and it’s been very exciting to see the community prosper and grow.
— Bob Graf, Executive Producer, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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19 offices total: 16 offices @ 149 sq ft • 1 office @ 152 sq ft • 1 office @ 474 sq ft

2 conference rooms @350 sq ft each • 1 kitchen @ 270 sq ft

2 patio areas

Our main LEED-certified 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, and relax around our firepit and amazing “Cognition Enhancer” sculpture by Steve Kline. Enjoy 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 is located two miles from the Santa Fe Film Office and the New Mexico Film Office, and short drives away from Garson Studios, Santa Fe Studios and the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch, the Cerro Pelon Western Set and the Eaves Western Set.


strategic partnerships


join us
in the land of enchantment


When you find yourself looking to trailblaze through your production, you should seriously consider why so many continue to chose Santa Fe.



Founded in 1609, incorporated in 1891, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city (and the second oldest city overall) in North America.



Santa Fe boasts a large and diverse pool of talent, with hundreds of SAG-AFTRA members.



New Mexico is home to the largest skilled resident crew base between the East and West coasts.



Average 270 days of sunshine per year. Santa Fe’s high elevation gives it four distinct seasons while also providing cool productions in the summer and winter productions that are often full of sunshine.



#2 Best Town to Live + Work — MovieMaker

• One of the 10 hippest mid-size cities in America — GoGoBot

• #1 in top 10 art cities in America — AARP

• 3rd best small city in the U.S. — Condé Nast Traveler

• #1 in the world for sense of place — National Geographic

 4th best U.S. city for travelers — Travel + Leisure