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United Way Thermometer Rises Thanks To Nonprofits

on January 10, 2018 - 5:39pm

From left, Yvonne Atencio (Habitat for Humanity), Kathy Sutherland-Brauw (Inside Out), Beverly Post (Rio Arriba Adult Literacy), Christy Wall (New Mexico Wildlife Center), Santina Shije (Juvenile Justice Advisory Board), Cheryl Pongratz (LA Family Council), Amanda Mountain (McCurdy Ministries), Salvador Ruiz (Moving Arts Española), Kristy Ortega (United Way of NNM), Molly McBranch (First Born Los Alamos), Rex Davidson (Las Cumbres), Ellen Morris-Bond (Self Help), Steve Boerigter (United Way of NNM). Courtesy photo

From left, Cheryl Pongratz, Salvador Ruiz and Molly McBranch. Courtesy photo


An unusually warm January day brought nonprofits together to celebrate the 2018 Community Action Fundraising campaign. As we stood around getting ready to take our photos, we were humbled in the fact that all these nonprofits were genuinely happy to see one another. This further motivates us here at United Way to do what we do to make local nonprofits stronger and enabling them to tackle our most critical needs. 

In May of 2017, United Way of Northern New Mexico grants funds through the Community Action Fund to nonprofits based on the critical needs they are working on in the communities we serve. Fundraising for 2018 funding is going to be able to help almost 10,000 ( about $50 per person) who need services. Final numbers are announced in March. 

More about Community Action Fund Grants

Throughout the Summer months community partners (nonprofits) open their doors for Community Action Fund investors for visits. If you invest (or thinking about investing) in the Community Action Fund we highly recommend you to take this special opportunity to learn more about these nonprofits and how they are making an impact where you live and work. 

2017 Community Partners

In 2018, United Way of Northern New Mexico looks to continue tracking critical needs in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties and directing resources in those areas. Thank you to all the nonprofits who have committed programs to critical needs in our communities. Assessing Critical Needs in Los Alamos & Rio Arriba