Donate to Impact Funds

These general field of interest funds offer a simple and effective way to participate in collective impact funding in the areas you care about most in Southern New Mexico.

Your CFSNM Impact Funds harness the power of collective action, enabling communities to pool together, catalyzing meaningful change in strengthening our communities now and for generations to come. Contributions to these funds will increase the availability of general operating support for our nonprofit partners, enabling them to build the strong and sustainable infrastructure necessary to measurably affect change.

CFSNM’s Field of Interest Impact Funds can also be supported through a variety of gift types including a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, a grant from your donor advised fund, a gift of appreciated securities, and more.

Southern New Mexico is an area rich in cultural history with a vibrant arts community that enhances our lives. This fund supports the continued appreciation, education, promotion, and enjoyment of arts and humanities.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating support grants support to museums and cultural centers, as well as nonprofits dedicated to arts education, literature and music programs, the performing arts, and much more.

Animal Welfare Impact Fund helps ensure the animals in our communities have a loving home and humane care, opportunities for adoption, and the resources needed to strengthen the human-animal bond.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating support grants for local animal shelters and rescues, adoption events, spay and neuter efforts, respite care, pet food banks, and more.

Our future depends on the continued development and support of our children and youth. This fund supports Southern New Mexico’s youth from birth to adulthood, providing them with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding for early childhood education, high-quality daycare, literacy programs, youth feeding programs, school supplies, STEM programs, school gardens, and more.

Education is the gateway to opportunity. This fund promotes academic success and educational opportunities through programs and scholarships to support diverse and economically disadvantaged students in our community.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding for vocational training, tutoring and mentoring programs, support for single parents, literacy programs, day work programs, teacher grants, and more. 

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Workforce & Economic Development has become a key grant and donor opportunity for the CFSNM. With expansive partnership and expanded grant making these funds will support the need for workforce development across southern New Mexico.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding for small business development, workforce training, impact investing, and more. 

Environmental Sustainability Impact Fund helps preserve, protect, and restore our local environment while supporting greater awareness and education about our planet.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding for conservation and restoration programs, climate justice, habitat protection, community gardens, watershed management, and solar initiatives in Southern New Mexico.

This fund supports a timely response to urgent and crucial needs in Southern New Mexico communities, allowing the Foundation to meet the changing needs of the community quickly and effectively.

Donations to this fund will provide critical funding to address violent acts and property destruction, unforeseen environmental needs, global pandemics, natural disasters, and more. 

This fund supports programs and organizations that address housing insecurity and homelessness in our community.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding to support shelters, cooling stations, family support programs, home repair programs, rental assistance programs, and more. 

This fund promotes wellness in Southern New Mexico and helps increase access to basic needs, high-quality healthcare, end-of-life services, and support programs for vulnerable members of our community.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding for transportation programs, feeding programs, respite care, senior services, rural healthcare, domestic violence programs, diaper banks, and more.

This fund support inclusion, diversity, equity and access to programming in Southern New Mexico while supporting nonprofit partners to strive and have equitable conversations within their organizations, board of directors and throughout the community.

Donations to this fund will provide general operating funding for expanded trainings in DEI, Board of Director support trainings focused on strategic planning in change, and more.

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