In 2020, the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico celebrated our 31st year of impact in the region, but we know that the future will play a vital role in keeping southern New Mexico a great place to live. As part of our mission, we have set a goal to support 30 new endowments in the next 30 years. These funds could impact a variety of causes in our community – from child welfare and empowerment to student scholarships and employment sustainability for our future generations. We strive to invest in people – the hearts and minds that make up our community – because that is where real change can be made. To do this, the CFSNM acts as the cornerstone for a series of giving circles, allowing emerging philanthropists to collectively make an impact for the causes they’re passionate about. In 2021, the CFSNM will host three giving circles: 100 Who Give Las Cruces, Hispanic Leaders in Philanthropy, and the Boomerang Philanthropists group. Boomerang Philanthropists are our neighbors and friends who grew up in southern New Mexico but moved away for school or work, yet they still have a passion to see this community thrive. Similarly, Hispanic Leaders in Philanthropy are dedicated to growing philanthropy by embracing the unique culture in our region. Finally, 100 Who Give Las Cruces is an outlet for anyone to have the means to give back to organizations that work to make southern New Mexico a great place to live.