Community Impact Application


The Community Impact Fund is one of the ways that United Way of Southwest New Mexico makes strategic investments to drive measurable, sustainable change in Basic Needs, Education and Financial Stability in our region.

The Community Impact Fund is composed of contributions from donors who entrust UWSWNM with combining their gifts with the donations of others to invest in dynamic approaches and proven programs to create lasting, positive change. The process of investing includes an informed review by dedicated volunteers who help ensure the most positive impact with the dollars raised.

Please note: The actual dollars invested during the 2021-2022 Community Impact Fund are contingent upon our 2020 campaign results.


UWSWNM is working to ensure nonprofit organizations maintain stability and continue to meet the needs of the communities they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we asked our nonprofit partners for input regarding your needs to assist with the planning of the 2021/2022 Funding Cycle. The feedback was clear in that the overwhelming need is for operating support. UWSWNM continues to be dedicated to meeting the needs of our partners by encouraging applicants to request funding for their operating/administrative costs.



Instructions to apply for the Community Impact Fund:

  1. Please read through the Community Investment Process and review the Sample Application before completing the webform below. 

  2. Questions? Check here to see if we can answer your questions.


  1. *Download these forms before starting the application process.*


Supporting documents you will need to upload within the webform:

  • 990 Form
  • IRS Determination Letter for 501(c)3 Status
  • Financial Review or Audit
  • Organizational Budget


Make sure you are logged in to your account to save your application draft as you are working on it.


  2. If you have any questions or are having technical difficulties, please call the UW Office at 575-524-7561 or email Amanda Morales at

    Application is due Friday, April 30, 2021 by 5p.m.