What We Do

New Mexico Children’s Foundation is unique. It is a visionary, grassroots organization that funds small non-profit children’s organizations throughout New Mexico. A group can be a start-up with a strong mission or a growing organization with a special needs program.

Organizations served through the foundation’s funding come in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. The foundation’s core belief is that most children have a wide range of under-served needs. The foundation’s goal is to provide meaningful grants to serve as many of those needs as possible.

How You Can Help

Help us provide for the needs of New Mexico’s children through your donation, or by attending one of our fundraisers which are held throughout the year.

Governor Bill Richardson’s Covid-19 Navajo Families Relief Fund

Click here to learn more about the fund or donate below.


Buckaroo Ball 2020
With consideration for the health and safety of our communities, the 26th annual Buckaroo Ball will not be held.  Thank you for your continued support.  Stay tuned for 2021!

Learn more about Grant-Funding opportunities


NMCF appoints Eileen Berry as new Executive Director. 

Ms. Berry brings a broad range of leadership experience and relationships to NMCF. She has served as director of development and donor relations for the Moab Music Festival, development director of the Bozeman Symphony, development and marketing director at the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and director of development for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Most recently, Ms. Berry was associate director of institutional advancement for the Institute of American Indian Arts. She also served on the board for Performance Santa Fe. She is a graduate of the Leadership Santa Fe program, and holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She has been a resident of New Mexico since 2005.

“I am inspired by the broad impacts the New Mexico Children’s Foundation has made over decades throughout the state,” Ms. Berry said. “I look forward to working with the board of directors and all New Mexico communities to support the vital but often unseen organizations that offer caring assistance to our youth.”

Ms. Berry will assume the position held for 12 years by Carol Robertson Lopez, who is retiring. Ms. Robertson Lopez provided influential leadership to the foundation, overseeing 10 successful gala fundraisers, including a 25th anniversary memorable concert celebration. She collaborated with a generous and dedicated board of directors and volunteers.