Take Part in ‘Give Grande New Mexico’ to Support Local Nonprofits May 6


The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico is organizing Give Grande NM, a day of giving dedicated to supporting local causes. Give Grande NM is one of many giving days happening on May 6 as part of the national Give Local America event.

Locally on May 6, donors will be able to donate directly to nonprofits working in their communities by visiting www.givegrandenm.org.
Los Alamos nonprofits who have registered include:
  • Los Alamos Community Winds
  • Los Alamos Family Council
  • Los Alamos Historical Society
  • Pajarito Envirmonmental Education Center
  • Self Help, Inc. 
  • The Family YMCA
  • United Way of Northern New Mexico 
Los Alamos Historical Society plans to use donations from Give Grande to acquire a couple of paintings from the DOOMTOWN show they recently had on display. The Family YMCA will use donations to support programs at The Los Alamos Teen Center, assist their Reach and Rise Mentor program, and other health and youth programs they provide. The Family YMCA will honor donor wishes as to what to support.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will use donations to help pay for indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, slated to open in spring, 2015. The new center is a public-private partnership with Los Alamos County and will be a great community resource not just for Los Alamos, but for all of northern New Mexico. Los Alamos County has appropriated $4.3 to construct the facility; while PEEC will run the center and outfit it with state-of-the-art exhibits designed to inspire a love of and curiosity for nature. The exhibits are expected to cost around $1 million, of which PEEC has already raised more than $800,000. 
United Way of Northern New Mexico will reinvest donations by providing resources to organizations who address our most pressing community needs. 

Rio Arriba nonprofits who have registered include:
  • Chama Valley Humane Society
  • El Pueblo de Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center
  • El Rito Public Library
  • ¡El Tiempo! Nuevo Mexico
  • Embudo Valley Library
  • Española Valley Fiber Arts Center   
Visitors to the site will also be able to search for nonprofits by name, city, geographic area, and cause and see in real-time what is raised across the state and for each nonprofit. Randy Royster, Executive Director of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, believes that “together we will send a message to the people of New Mexico…Giving is Good! Working together will make our state a better place.” Because Give Grande NM is one of many giving days being held across the country, it is likely to be part of the largest online fundraising event in history.

The Community Foundation Coalition is partnering with over 345 nonprofits across the state to meet needs and connect people in the community with the causes they care about. The Coalition consists of the Albuquerque, Taos, Santa Fe, and New Mexico Community Foundations, as well as the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico.

“Give Grande New Mexico is an opportunity to highlight the culture of giving that has been a part of our state’s identity for hundreds of years. It’s a chance to show that everyone can be a philanthropist and that if we all pitch in together we can make a huge impact. Nonprofits are crucial to the health and well-being of our population and a critical part of our economy. Give Grande will generate even greater support for their important work,” said Brian T. Byrnes, President & CEO of Santa Fe Community Foundation. “Every dollar will go further if you give on May 6.”

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