TEN YEARS AND COUNTING!! Although we're young, we're powerful. The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico was created by people who believed that giving where you live is essential. As one of the charter board members, Lou Sisbarro, said: "Every good community must have a strong foundation."
||Incorporated as a 501(c)(3)
||Launched a campaign to match endowments created by local agencies
||The Healthcare Foundation of Southern New Mexico (formerly MMC Foundation)
became a Supporting Organization
|| Founded ChildSafe/NiñosSeguros to prevent child abuse in southern New Mexico, receiving more than $468,000 in federal funding to be distributed over 3 years to nonprofit organizations in southern New Mexico dedicated to the purpose.
|| Re-positioning and re-structuring for a major campaign
| Year 2009:
||Launced the Nonprofit Economic Crisis Campaign in response to the economic crisis, which affected many local nonprofits as they were facing a decrease in funding and an increase in individuals and families seeking their services.