New Mexico Community Foundation

New Mexico Community Foundation

502 West Cordova Road, Suite 1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 820-6860

Linda Milbourn
Grants and Fiscal Sponsorship Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1983
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2000
Number of sponsored projects: 70-80

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
From 5% to 10%, depending on complexity; usually 7%

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: broadly, serves the people of New Mexico.
  • Other: We look for experienced project leadership, and a well-considered 12-month budget.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • Advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: Documentary filmmaking

Services we offer projects:

  • Management of contributed income and grants
  • Monthly activity reports
  • Donor acknowledgements
  • Promotion of our sponsored projects through our website, social media and electronic communications
  • Support for fundraising events

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
NMCF is a statewide philanthropic organization that seeks to preserve and create resources of the state’s communities and to support a quality of life that reflects and honors the diverse values and traditions of New Mexico. Our activities emphasize projects that relate to strengthening families, youth development, rural livelihoods and community economic development, and the administration of community-advised funds, donor-advised funds and fiscally sponsored projects.