Ways to Give

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.

Your donations to our Featured Funds make the most impact.

The CNM Foundation appreciates your donations and generosity in giving back to our community by providing financial assistance for students. Your gifts make it possible for our students to pursue the educational and career opportunities they deserve without the burden of financial obstacles.

Below, learn about the various ways you have to donate to our institution, and access related documents and forms.

To learn more about giving to CNM and the CNM Foundation, please call (505) 224-4685.

Donation Methods

Give Online

View our Featured Funds to see where your donations can make the most impact.

Gifts by Check

Gifts by check are one of the easiest and most common ways to support the CNM Foundation. To make a gift, please make your check payable to CNM Foundation, designated for the purpose of your choice, and mail it to:

CNM Foundation
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Gifts in Memory or Honor

Honor someone special or recognize an important event or date with a memorial or commemorative gift.

Employee Giving

Leading the Way, the CNM Employee Giving Campaign, allows employees to donate to the charity of their choice. Each year, CNM employees give thousands of dollars to better their community.

Matching Gifts

Many national and local corporations will match their employees' gifts to the CNM Foundation dollar-for-dollar, doubling the power of your gift. Some companies in the Albuquerque area who may participate in a matching gift program include: General Mills, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, PNM, Performance Software Solutions, and Starbucks.

To find out more about whether your workplace matches charitable gifts and if there are any restrictions, contact your Human Resources department.


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In-Kind Donations

Equipment or materials in good condition can be used in the classroom or as support for programs outside the classroom. These gifts are invaluable to the success of CNM. Contact Marshall Quam at mquam2@cnm.edu with any questions and request a copy of the In-Kind Donation Form. 

Gifts of Stock or Property

Please contact Clint Wells at cwells21@cnm.edu for more information about these types of gifts and request a stock intent form. 

Scholarships and Endowed Funds

The CNM Foundation is committed to the principle that no student should be denied the opportunity for an education due solely to a lack of financial resources. Yet, CNM has a higher percentage of students with financial need than any other New Mexico college. Although the college receives federal and state financial assistance, these funds do not meet CNM students' vast need for financial assistance in order to improve their lives through higher education. For information about donating to existing scholarships, or to establish a named scholarship or scholarship endowment, please visit the Scholarships and Endowed Funds page

Planned Giving, Wills and Bequests

Leave a legacy or bequest for the CNM Foundation in your will. The CNM Foundation would be honored to help you and your family make a planned gift to benefit CNM and its students. Our department is equipped to handle planned gifts in many forms including but not limited to bequests, Designated Beneficiary Gifts, IRA Rollovers and Charitable Gift Annuities.

For more information about how you can leave a legacy with CNM, please contact Clint Wells, Executive Director, at (505) 224-4683 or cwells21@cnm.edu

CNM License Plate

Show your CNM pride with a license plate that also supports student education! When you upgrade your car or want to share your college roots, drive in style with a CNM Suncat License Plate. Any passenger vehicle registered in New Mexico can get this plate.

The annual fee for this special plate is $37 each year in addition to the standard cost of vehicle registration. $25 of the fee collected for each special collegiate registration plate goes to the CNM Foundation to support student scholarships.