Ways to Give

The CNM Foundation appreciates your donations and generosity in giving back to our community by providing financial assistance for students to obtain a quality education.

The CNM Foundation works with the community and CNM to benefit students and the institution, offering donors a myriad of ways to support our work today and our mission in the years to come.

Your gifts make it possible for our students to pursue the educational and career opportunities they deserve without the burden of financial obstacles. Thank you for helping them to become productive members of our community, which in turn helps our community thrive. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

To learn more about giving to CNM and the CNM Foundation, please call (505) 224-4685. To contribute to a specific scholarship or fund please donate online.

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Annual Fund
The CNM Annual Fund provides “dollars where needed most.” Whether through direct support of students, faculty development or program support, these donations help the College meet its mission of pursuing community college excellence.

Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts are the easiest and most common ways to support the CNM Foundation. To make a gift, please make your check payable to CNM Foundation, designated for the purpose of your choice, and mail it to:

CNM Foundation
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Employee Giving
Leading the Way, the CNM Employee Giving Campaign, allows employees to donate to the charity of their choice. Each year, CNM employees give thousands of dollars to better their community.

Endowed Funds
Endowments are donations of money or property that use the resulting investment income for a specific purpose. They represent money or other financial assets that are meant to be invested to grow the principal and provide additional income for future investing and expenditures. The of CNM Foundation Endowed Scholarships and Program Support can be found here.

In-Kind Donations
Equipment or materials in good condition can be used in the classroom or as support for programs outside the classroom. These gifts are invaluable to the success of CNM. Download the In-Kind Gift form.

Life Insurance
Do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? Consider using it to support student success at CNM. Simply designate the CNM Foundation as the policy beneficiary.

Matching Gifts
Many national and local corporations will match their employees' gifts to the CNM Foundation dollar-for-dollar, doubling the power of your gift.

Gifts in Memory or Honor
Honor someone special or recognize an important event or date with a memorial or commemorative gift.

Planned Giving, Wills and Bequests
Leave a legacy or bequest for the CNM Foundation in your will. The CNM Foundation would be honored to help you and your family make a planned gift to benefit CNM and its students. Our department is equipped to handle planned gifts in many forms including but not limited to bequests, Designated Beneficiary Gifts, IRA Rollovers and Charitable Gift Annuities. 
For more information about how you can leave a legacy with CNM, please contact Clint Wells, Executive Director, at (505) 224-4683. Download planned giving gift intent letter.

The CNM Foundation is committed to the principle that no student should be denied the opportunity for an education due solely to a lack of financial resources. Yet, CNM has a higher percentage of students with financial need than any other New Mexico college. Although the college receives federal and state financial assistance, these funds do not meet CNM students’ vast need for financial assistance in order to improve their lives through higher education. For information about donating to existing scholarships, or to establish a named scholarship endowment, please visit the CNM Foundation Scholarships page.

Step Up for CNM
When you step up, we all step up. With your support, Central New Mexico Community College can help spark an economic resurgence by stoking entrepreneurial spirit and revving up a skilled workforce that fuels business growth and job creation. We have the talent. We have the vision. We have the passion and the tools. All we need is you. Together, we can radically improve the quality of life in central New Mexico. But we need your support to help our lofty goals become a reality. Please know that 100 percent of donations to the CNM Step Up campaign goes straight to students, programs or our state-of-the-art lab facilities.

Gifts of Stock or Property
Please contact the CNM Foundation at for more information about these types of gifts.