The New Mexico Children’s Foundation has made a difference in Chaves County since it began in 1992.
The Foundation has donated to nonprofits in Chaves over $135,790. The NMCF supports small non- profits that grow because of needs in their particular community. These are the groups that make a big difference because they are focused on who is not being served in their local communities and are started to fulfill those needs. Several of the nonprofits in Chaves County that NMCF has given grants to are CASA , Down Syndrome Foundation of SENM, Wings for LIFE, First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico, Boys and Girls Club, Assistance League and Reins for Life.
The New Mexico Children’s Foundation is a grant-making body with the missions of supporting programs and projects that serve the physical, mental, educational and social needs of children and their families. The Foundation strives to provide funds to small local non-profits all over the state of New Mexico giving attention to the current and changing needs of Children. The Children’s Foundation was founded in 1992 by former first lady Alice King as a state-wide grant making organization. Since its beginning, it has provided more than $1.6 million to 165 non-profit organizations,in 25 communities throughout New Mexico. Over 88 percent of all monies raised by the foundation is used for grants.