New Mexico AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who invest in opportunities for low and moderate income individuals and families to build economic well-being. Members can include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help New Mexicans secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. New Mexico AFN seeks to connect funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they will be able to share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.
New Mexico AFN was launched in 2017 as a regional affiliate of national AFN by Wells Fargo, Con Alma Health Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Guadalupe Credit Union, Southwest Capital Bank, Nusenda Credit Union, and McCune Charitable Foundation. Membership is open to funders who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for New Mexicans, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial education, or micro-enterprise. Today, New Mexico AFN members gather periodically for funders-only sharing of ideas, and to develop plans for increased impact in the region. New Mexico grantmakers should contact Gabrielle Uballez if interested in joining this chapter.
How We Work
- Inform: New Mexico AFN highlights promising practices, key issues, and innovations in the field through funder-only dialogues as well as other convenings. Members provide an insightful Southwestern voice to inform national conversations.
- Build: New Mexico AFN seeks to increase the number of grantmakers and resources focused on economic well-being. Members leverage one another’s interests and investments and actively look for additional funders willing to invest in New Mexico.
- Influence: New Mexico AFN engages key stakeholders to grow their knowledge and support. This includes efforts to raise the visibility of asset-building within the broader community of foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions.
- Connect: New Mexico AFN members learn from each other and from other organizations as they seek solutions to local challenges and explore the potential for aligned investment strategies to address them effectively. The chapter will host funder forums to explore asset-building strategies with both local leaders and national experts.
Are you a New Mexico grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.
Gabrielle Uballez firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair, New Mexico AFN
Nusenda Credit Union
Co-Chair, New Mexico AFN
Santa Fe Community Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Albuquerque Community Foundation
Guadalupe Credit Union
Laguna Community Foundation
Con Alma Health Foundation
Southwest Program Officer
Supporting Native American Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Partnering with the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, New Mexico AFN is co-leading a strategy for collaborative grantmaking and increased investment in funding efforts that support Native American entrepreneurs and small businesses. The effort is also exploring how to build capacity to leverage more federal grant dollars and national philanthropic funding for Native communities in New Mexico.