Mission Statement

The New Mexico Children’s Foundation provides funding to small, community-based non-profit programs designed to foster the physical, emotional, educational, and social development of New Mexico children and their families.

What We Do

The Children’s Foundation is unique. It is a visionary, grassroots organization that funds small non-profit children’s organizations throughout New Mexico that may be a start-up with a strong mission or a growing organization that seeks funding to help expand its programs into other communities.

NMCF understands that most children in New Mexico have a wide range of needs and . The Foundation’s goal is to provide meaningful grant dollars to serve as many of those needs as possible.

Events: 2020 Challenge Campaign


New Mexico Children’s Foundation Challenges you to join hands with us to invest in the future of our children. 

The New Mexico Children’s Foundation announces a matching challenge campaign for the close of 2020. Generous matching fund donors will double your dollar for all gifts we receive up to $20,000!

By accepting this challenge and making a gift now, you will virtually join hands with children and their families across the state whose paths toward success are further threatened by COVID-19. 





How You Can Help New Mexico’s Children

Help us provide a brighter future for New Mexico’s children by making a donation. Your gift today will support our important Grant Program. Your gift will truly make a world of difference!


Richardson-Zah COVID-19 Navajo Families Relief Fund
June, 2020 

New Mexico Children’s Foundation partners with Richardson Center and Molina Healthcare 6.1.20

Richardson Western Health Press Release  5.12.20

Governor Richardson partners to support Navajo Nation during Covid-19 outbreak 4.10.20

Supply Distribution

New Mexico Children’s Foundation’s Grant Awards

 Learn more about our 2020-2021 grantees’ impact from Board       Member Jessie Groothuis, MD and Executive Director Eileen Berry   September 2020 radio interview:  
Listen in to KTCR Radio Richard Eeds’ Show                                                   https://p.ftur.io/ktrcam/154  

List of 2020-2021 Awardees

2019 Fall and 2020 Winter

2019 Winter and Spring Newsletter

View Previously Funded Grants


NMCF Appoints Eileen Berry as New Executive Director  May, 2020

E BerryMs. Berry brings a broad range of leadership experience and relationships to NMCF.  Most recently, Ms. Berry was Associate Director of Institutional Advancement for the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has served as Development Director for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico and Development and Marketing Director at the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. She also served on the board for Performance Santa Fe. Previous to moving to NM, Ms. Berry was Director of Development and Donor Relations for the Moab Music Festival, and Development Director of the Bozeman Symphony.  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. Robertson Lopez says she is grateful to have collaborated with a generous and dedicated board of directors and volunteers.