About Us

About UsOur Mission

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Our Vision

To achieve a stronger community by uniting our collective power to create positive, meaningful change.

How We Do It

Raising Funds for Community Impact

The United Way of Southwest New Mexico works to provide the most effective venue for giving and effecting change in our community, consolidating our collective resources for a targeted approach to improve lives by focusing on supporting programs that address the very building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability and Basic Needs.

Facilitating Continued Development for Non-Profit Agencies

The United Way of Southwest New Mexico works to be a regular source of support and facilitation to the local nonprofit agencies who are working everyday to improve the condition of our community one person at a time.
This means holding monthly meetings where non-profit executives can network, share successes, discuss challenges and find opportunities to collaborate in order to make the best use of our communities charitable resources; offering per-service training for volunteers who are interested in becoming active members of non-profit boards, continuing education workshops for board members and staff and working year round to support the people who make opportunities for us to improve our community possible.

Our Goals

In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.