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Our Strategies

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There is no simple solution to the complex problems of poverty and the unpredictability of life. That’s why UWCNM believes in a holistic, multi-dimensional approach to the issues facing our community. We foster collaboration with partners from many sectors to employ a collective impact approach that utilizes results-based accountability. Recently, we have begun to move to a more focused approach, to create a stronger impact in Family Stability and Education, while still funding Basic Needs.

Our strategies are cross-cutting, and include grants to local nonprofit organizations, partnerships with both public and private sectors, and community services.

We don’t just seek out nonprofits with an educational focus; we join institutional forces through Mission: Graduate. Likewise, Mission: Families’ partners are dedicated to preventing adverse childhood experiences.

UWCNM has always sought to approach our mission creatively and from multiple angles. We don’t simply give money to local nonprofits; we also support their growth through the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

We coordinate community services through Tax Help New Mexico, 2-1-1 information and referral line, and the Family Advocacy Center.

At UWCNM we are constantly looking for new ways to connectempowerfund, and inspire, so that the credit for our work truly belongs to the entire community.