Nonprofits are born out of a desire to meet a need in the community. The people behind these organizations are the movers, shakers, visionaries, and leaders that breathe new life into our region.
UWCNM, in turn, is devoted to supporting nonprofits through both the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and through grants from our Community Fund.
In 2016-17, nearly 100 quality programs were awarded grants totaling $3.6 million. See our grantees and learn more about the work they’re doing.
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) was established in 2005 with funding from UWCNM's Corporate Cornerstone Partners and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a professional development center that supports New Mexico nonprofits by providing training, robust online services and resources, information and assistance, and networking opportunities with peers and community leaders.
CNPE's website and social media exist to further the work of New Mexico nonprofits. This is accomplished through integrated online communications and by connecting nonprofits, funders, volutneers, and community members via:
- New Mexico Volunteer Connection
- New Mexico Nonprofit Jobs
- New Mexico Nonprofit Directory
- New Mexico Grantmakers Directory