Welcome to the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

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The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM) is excited and challenged by a growing recognition of the power of philanthropy to bring meaningful change to southern New Mexico. With new structure and leadership, we remain committed to stewarding the philanthropic investments of our donors and nonprofit partners. We aim to serve, connect and support the present and future needs of our region.

At the Community Foundation, we are committed to improving quality of life in southern New Mexico. This commitment is at the heart of all we do. Our organization is supported by a broad base of individuals, families, corporations, and institutions connected by the desire to improve the community. We are the trusted source for southern New Mexico, managing hundreds of endowments, including 46 nonprofit agency endowments.

With over 315 endowments housed at the CFSNM supporting scholarships and grant programs, the foundation serves ten counties including: Catron, Chaves, Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Socorro, Grant, Lincoln and Luna. This allows us to serve as a center for charitable giving so we can support the arts, feed the hungry, expand literacy, improve health, and support countless other meaningful causes in southern New Mexico.


in assets as of December 2021

years of empowering our community

in grants made since 2021

students awarded scholarships in 2021

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