The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico is a Community Supporter!

The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico is a Community Supporter!
The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico

Be sure to read the summer issue's story about the annual Legacy Brunch !

The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico partners with individuals and organizations throughout New Mexico to strengthen and inspire a vibrant, caring Jewish community today…and ensure a Jewish tomorrow.

The Foundation strives to:

  • Identify and help address evolving community needs,
  • Educate about the power and joy of philanthropy,
  • Inspire donors to match their values with their valuables to affect the community now and in the future, and
  • Help donors of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations to give where and how they choose.


The Foundation provides options for individuals and families to engage in effective, meaningful charitable giving – consistent with the donor’s goals. It also offers endowment management to synagogues and organizations that wish to establish a permanent funding source to support their mission. 


In collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Life & Legacy initiative was introduced in 2019 to Assure Jewish Tomorrows in New Mexico. More than 325 endowment donors have made commitments to provide after-lifetime or current gifts to support their local Jewish organizations (in Albuquerque, Los Alamos & Santa Fe).


The Foundation administers a Community Fund to help maintain and enhance Jewish life in New Mexico. Due to the Jewish Federation of New Mexico’s (JFNM) dissolution in December 2022, the Foundation redirected assets to make one-time transition grants in 2023 to 15 organizations that had received support from JFNM. The Foundation partnered with the JCC of Greater Albuquerque in 2023 to make sure the Jewish Care Program’s vital services remained available to the community.


Annual scholarships from funds at the Foundation help:

  • Send Jewish youth to sleep-away camp and on Israel experience trips
  • Make college a bit more affordable

80 scholarships were awarded to NM youth in the past 10 years.

Grants from the Immigrant & Refugee Assistance Fund are awarded annually to local organizations that provide education, workforce development opportunities, legal assistance and social services.

Interested in learning more about how the Jewish Community Foundation can help you? 

Contact Erika Rimson, Executive Director


Policy Statement

While an advertiser or community supporter's ad may indicate their support for the publication's mission, that does not constitute their endorsement of the publication's content. Likewise, acceptance of advertisements does not constitute an endorsement of the advertisers’ products, services or opinions.


Community Supporters of the NM Jewish Journal include these advertisers:
Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico
Congregation Albert
Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
The Institute for Tolerance Studies
Shabbat with Friends: Recapturing Together the Joy of Shabbat
Temple Beth Shalom

Event advertisers:
Academy of Jewish Learning at Congregation B'nai Israel
Jewish Federation of El Paso and Las Cruces

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