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What We Do

When the Nusenda Foundation was developed in 2014, its vision was to realize the full potential of the communities in which we serve. Its intention was to place under one umbrella the causes that Nusenda Credit Union has rallied around for decades, and to formalize our processes so that our community investments can help our fellow New Mexicans grow and thrive in the most impactful and meaningful ways.

Through holistic and comprehensive partnerships with organizations across the state, we work together to champion programs that are carefully cultivated to authentically serve our unique and diverse population and the challenges they face. These programs remove barriers to education, healthcare, and economic success; and they support, in part, the arts, wildlife and the environment. These strategically focused alliances reap higher benefits than if we all worked alone.

In 2016 – 2017, we provided more than $2.5 million in community and financial impact and in-kind support to our community partners, which are instrumental in helping organizations in need, and embody our commitment to do well, so we can do good in the communities where we live, work, and play.

We also oversee large grants into our communities that provide resources for entrepreneurship, education, and community development projects. These grants came from organizations such as Living Cities, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the McCune Charitable Foundation, and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

We invite you to explore our partner programs to learn more. You’ll also find information on applying for Community Rewards funding, or for Nusenda Credit Union/Foundation sponsorships.

The work that we do here at the Nusenda Foundation is just a sliver of the overall effort of a large group of New Mexicans who collaborate with the aim of positively impacting the lives, careers, and futures for generations to come in the Land of Enchantment.

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