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Emergency Funds and Resources

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Covid-19 Recovery Fund

Now more than ever, UWCNM is helping our community recover, reimagine and rebuild. We'll work with community partners to bolster their ability to meet the increased need for help. This includes providing further funding to a group of identified nonprofit organizations providing food and other essentials for families and youth in crisis. The following 14 organizations will receive funds:

  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
  • Community Wellness Council (Valencia)
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center
  • HopeWorks
  • Locker #505 Student's Clothing Bank
  • New Mexico Asian Family Center
  • New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers
  • Presbyterian Medical Services
  • Roadrunner Food Bank
  • St. Felix Pantry
  • S.A.F.E. House
  • Seed2Need
  • Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico

Help us grow this effort. Please donate today.


Thanks to the generosity of the Thornburg Foundation, gifts to this fund will be matched, up to $25,000.


Emergency Action Fund

United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Community Foundation teamed up to deploy an Emergency Action Fund to support nonprofit organizations struggling with lost and non-recoverable revenue expenses due to COVID-19. Grants up to $5,000 were made to 93 organizations in the Fund's first phase. A second round of grants will be made in early August.

Donations to the Fund totaled $705,313; 131 donors participated.

Feeding Families Fund

The Feeding Families Fund helped nonprofit agencies provide meals for families. Each meal was purchased from a local restaurant which also helps our business community stay strong.

Initially, seven agencies were included, providing 1,326 meals to 314 adults and 104 children each week.

  •  All Faiths
  • Casa Esperanza
  • CLN Kids
  • Endorphin Power Company
  • Haven House (Sandoval County)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • St. Terese of Calcutta Soup Kitchen (Valencia County)

 A second phase of the Feeding Families Fund, which started on June 16, added six additional agencies: Bethel Community Storehouse, CNM Tres Manos, Crossroads for Women, Good Shepard Center, Indian Country Grassroots Support, and PB & J Family Services. These additional agencies purchase 345 meals each week to feed 232 adults and 69 children.

The thirteen total agencies were funded through August 3, 2020. Overall, donors gave $236,540, which provided more than 16,340 meals during the 15-week program.

Feeding Families Fund Final Report

Pueblo Relief Fund

Tribal communities in New Mexico are among the hardest-hit in the U.S. by COVID-19. As of April 21, Native Americans made up 41% of New Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus cases but are just 10.9 % of the population.

Two organizations joined together to create the Pueblo Relief Fund: the All Pueblo Council of Governors, representing the leadership of the Pueblos of New Mexico, and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, owned and operated by the Pueblos of New Mexico.

We invite you to contribute to the Pueblo Relief Fund to provide emergency items to organizations serving the state’s hardest-hit communities.  Your contribution will help bring food, water, and other emergency supplies to some of the hardest-hit families across the 19 Pueblos in New Mexico as well as help in the recovery efforts over the long term.

COVID-19 Resources

New Mexico COVID-19 Testing Sites

Important Numbers

  • Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
  • Coronavirus Information Hotline: 1-833-551-0518
  • Senior & Disabled Adults Food Access Hotline: 1-800-432-2080

State of New Mexico

City of Albuquerque

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Assistance

Mental Health Resources

Financial Help

For additional resources and referrals, please call our 211 hotline.

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