Nonprofit Agency Endowments
Managed by CFSNM

Organizations for Children/Families


AppleTree Educational Center – “Meeting the needs of the ‘whole child.’” This also includes the family and community through high-quality, affordable programs that are accessible to all.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwestern New Mexico – Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

iStock_000073746557_FullBoys and Girls Club of Las Cruces – Enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Hearts for Autism – Empowering families of southern New Mexico, celebrating the unique needs of autism, and educating the community to embrace us all by providing information, training and a network of support services for families and community.

Jardin De Los Niños – Creates new possibilities for homeless and near homeless children and their families through loving childcare, education, and the use of community resources.

Mesilla Valley CASA – Advocates for children in foster care and protects their interests.

Mesilla Valley Youth Foundation, Inc. Court Youth Center –  Creates opportunities for the youth of Las Cruces, including at-risk youth, to focus their creative energies through an art related and physical activities program. Through the arts, young people will learn how to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills and to be healthy, creative and productive members of the community.

New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired – Serves as an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired. Aims to identify and ensure quality education through collaborative relationships with students, families, and local/ state/national partners to provide outstanding advocacy, training, resources, and support services, thus ensuring that all students who are blind or visually impaired will become independent, productive members of their communities.

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Zia Therapy Center, Inc. – Provides services to individuals and families, including those with special needs, in order to maximize their strengths, to enable them to reach their fullest potential, and to enhance their quality of life.



Organizations for Abuse Prevention/Response

iStock_000080742501_MediumEl Refugio, Inc. – Empowers all persons affected by domestic and sexual violence by providing advocacy, education and services in a safe and supportive environment.

The Healing House, Inc. – Provides support and advocacy for those experiencing domestic violence including emergency shelter.

La Casa, Inc. – Specializes in domestic violence emergency shelter relief and comprehensive services to help families living with violence.

La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services – Provides a comprehensive array of services related to sexual assault and abuse to individuals, families and the community.



Organizations for the Homeless

iStock_000087980961_MediumCasa de Peregrinos – Serves as a safety link for those unable to purchase nutritious food due to an emergency or unforeseen personal crisis.

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc. – Builds self-reliance for low-income New Mexicans by connecting our community to high-impact programs that encourage family wellness, empower families and bridge resources.

iStock_000063619123_MediumEl Caldito Soup Kitchen – Prepares and serves meals daily for the homeless and the poverty-afflicted populations of Las Cruces and its surrounding rural communities.

Las Cruces Gospel Rescue MissionProvides for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless, poor, and needy through the provision of basic physical needs (i.e. food, shelter, clothing, and hygiene), outreach, job training and life skills and to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to assist those in whom we minister in building a spiritual foundation, and ability to become productive citizens without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin or disability.

Mesilla Valley Community of Hope – Promotes dignity and empowerment among the homeless population by providing case management, disability and income assistance, and permanent housing.

St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic, Inc. – Works to improve the health and well-being of homeless and indigent people in Doña Ana County.


Organizations for the Elderly

iStock_000075383579_MediumGood Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village – Shares God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

Las Cruces Senior Citizens Corporation – Dedicated to providing a variety of opportunities and activities for citizens 50+.

iStock_000076831193_MediumMesilla Valley Hospice, Inc. – To continue the legacy of providing comfort and compassionate care to our community.




Organizations for Women

iStock_000023237383_MediumJunior League of Las Cruces, Inc. – An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Women’s Intercultural Center – To provide a place for women to learn and work together to develop their social, spiritual, economic, and political potential.



Organizations for the Environment

iStock_000011310168_MediumAsombro Institute for Science Education – Dedicated to increasing natural science literacy through engaging, place-based education.



Organizations for Domestic Animals

iStock_000083438335_MediumDoña Ana County Humane Society – Serves as an advocate for animals and their people in Doña Ana County, NM, and maintains an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion through education, legislation and leadership.

Spay and Neuter Action Program (SNAP) – Prevents the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation.



Organizations for Education

iStock_000053140650_FullThe Bridge of Southern New Mexico – Facilitates collaboration and leverages resources between public and private sectors to support educational excellence and optimize the workforce in Doña Ana County.

Human Systems Research, Inc. – Conducts archaeological research, engages in preservation activities, and provides public education programs throughout New Mexico.

Imagination Library of Grant County – Delivers books monthly to homes of the children of Grant County thereby promoting experiences with language and reading, and establishing the basis for future learning success and to promote and expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library throughout the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico State University Alamogordo Foundation – The NMSU-A Foundation is a nonprofit organization established for the purpose of advancing NMSU-A and its objectives. In its effort to promote and support education, the Foundation seeks to provide funding for the education and welfare of NMSU-A, its students, faculty and staff.



Organizations for Community

Colonias Development Council – Improves the quality of life through the promotion, development and preservation of decent and affordable housing in colonia communities in southern New Mexico while creating the space for social, economic, and environmental justice initiatives.

iStock_000072583221_MediumDoña Ana Arts Council – Enhances the quality of life in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico by ensuring that the performing, visual, and literary arts are an integral part of education, economic growth, and community development.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts – A thriving performing arts center in Alamogordo that strives to enhance the quality of lives and promote economic prosperity.

Foundation for Las Cruces Museums – Provides financial resources, volunteer efforts and advocacy for the Las Cruces Museum System.

iStock_000003932198_MediumLas Cruces Aquatic Club, Inc. – Provides the opportunity for swimmers to develop, through discipline and commitment, their abilities in competitive swimming while growing as individuals.




Regional Branches of Large Charity Organizations

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity – Works in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need iStock_000076389147_Mediumby building simple, decent homes in Las Cruces where people can live and grow into all that God intended.

Salvation Army of Las Cruces – Material and spiritual support is our standard – social services delivered with compassion is our model – anyone in need is the prerequisite.

United Way of Southwest New Mexico – Improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.