CNM Foundation

The CNM Foundation works with the community and CNM to benefit students and the institution, offering donors a myriad of ways to support our work today and our mission in the years to come.

Contact Information

CNM Main Campus
Robert P. Matteucci Hall

(505) 224-4685
Fax: (505) 224-4711

[email protected]

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About the CNM Foundation 

Incorporated in 1992 as the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation to accept and administer private gifts on behalf of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), the CNM Foundation provides additional financial assistance for citizens of CNM’s service area, making it possible for them to obtain the quality educational opportunities they deserve.

The CNM Foundation is committed to the principle that no student should be denied the opportunity for an education or vocational training due solely to a lack of financial resources. The CNM Foundation works to help CNM meet its mission to create educational opportunities and community partnerships while pursuing a level of community college excellence that is worthy of local and national recognition.

Your gifts make it possible for our students to pursue the educational and career opportunities they deserve without the burden of financial obstacles. Thank you for helping them to become productive members of our community, which in turn helps our community thrive. 

Featured Funds

Gifts to the CNM Foundation are tax-deductible and benefit CNM programs, scholarships, and activities that are not funded through state operating and capital budgets. The following funds are our greatest areas of need. 

GO Bond Fund
CNM Annual Fund
CNM Annual Fund

The Annual Fund provides funding where it is needed most and allows the College to proactively respond to our students' educational journeys.                                

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Feeding Families Fund
Feeding Families Fund

The Feeding Families Fund aims to address food insecurity issues faced by our CNM students and their families.                                                                                                 

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Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund
Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund

The Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund provides emergency assistance to CNM students facing unforeseen financial obstacles. 

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Deep Dive Scholarship Fund
Deep Dive Scholarship Fund

This fund provides full and partial scholarships that allow students to attend Deep Dive Bootcamps without the burden of financial obstacles.

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Additional Scholarships and Funds

The CNM Foundation offers many other scholarships and funds you can donate to in support of our community.

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Annual Reports and Audits 

Ways to Give

We make it easy to give to the CNM Foundation. You can make a donation through the following methods: 

  • Select a CNM Foundation Fund and make an online donation. 
  • Make a check payable to CNM Foundation, designated for the purpose of your choice, and mail it to 525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Honor someone special or recognize an important event or date with a memorial or commemorative gift.
  • Make a donation to a charity of choice through our Leading the Way program if you are a CNM employee. 
  • Ask your HR department about an employee match. Many corporations will match their employees' gifts to the CNM Foundation dollar-for-dollar.
  • Donate equipment or materials in good condition, which can be used in the classroom or as support for programs outside the classroom. 
  • Consider a named scholarship endowment. You can determine the endowment's name and criteria. Donors provide a minimum contribution of $20,000 payable over five years.
  • Leave a legacy for the CNM Foundation in your will. The CNM Foundation is equipped to handle planned gifts including bequests, Designated Beneficiary Gifts, IRA Rollovers, Charitable Gift Annuities, and more. 
  • Show your CNM pride with a license plate that also supports student scholarships. To order a CNM Suncat Plate, download form MVD 11322 from the New Mexico MVD College License Plate website and mail your completed form to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department.

Please contact Clint Wells at [email protected] for more information about any of the donation methods.