New Mexico AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who invest in opportunities for low and middle 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, and Southwest Capital Bank. 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 Joe Antolin if interested in joining this chapter.
How We Work
- Educate: New Mexico AFN members learn from each other and from other organizations as they seek solutions to local challengers 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.
- Elevate: New Mexico AFN is positioned to highlight 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.
- 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.
- Grow: 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.
Con Alma Health Foundation
Guadalupe Credit Union
Rio Grande Credit Union
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Southwest Capital Bank
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Are you a New Mexico grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.
Joe Antolin, firstname.lastname@example.org