Community Impact

For more than 65 years, United Way of Southwest New Mexico has mobilized the caring power of community resources to serve people in need in our communities by focusing on the building blocks for a successful life: Basic Needs, Education, and Financial Stability.

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Through our Community Impact Fund, we work to make sure people get the support services they need right now while simultaneously addressing the root causes of key issues – that’s how we create true community impact.  We know that by improving education for all children, we’re setting them on the path to high school graduation and college success. We know that those children will go on to hold skilled jobs and be financially equipped to support their families.  We know that basic needs and good health are directly linked to a successful life.

Most importantly, we realize that when we improve education, financial stability and basic needs at a community level, we all benefit. That’s what LIVING UNITED looks like in southwest New Mexico.

Check out our 2022-2023 Community Impact Funded Partners

Dona Ana County

  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
  • Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces
  • Carrie Tingley Foundation
  • Casa de Peregrinos
  • Community Action Agency
  • La Casa Inc.
  • Lions Crane Reading Foundation
  • Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
  • Mesilla Valley Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Roadrunner Food Bank
  • Turning Point

Grant County

  • Aldo Leopold Charter School
  • Big Brothers Big Sister Mountain Region
  • El Refugio
  • Imagination Library of Grant County
  • Lotus Center
  • National Center for Frontier Communities
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Legal Aid
  • Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services
  • Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture & Tourism
  • Supporting People in Need
  • The Commons

Luna County

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
  • PlaySharity