Getting Started

Welcome to the Santa Fe Community Foundation

The Santa Fe Community Foundation helps donors plan and carry out their giving in Santa Fe and beyond. We improve the quality of life in Northern New Mexico by building and managing charitable funds established by individuals, families, groups, organizations, and institutions. We make grants from these funds that both anticipate and respond to community need. We also provide technical assistance, convening, and grantmaking services to family foundations.

Our mission is to ensure that philanthropy and nonprofit service are effective in supporting healthy and vital communities. Working in partnership with other foundations, public agencies, and the business sector, the SFCF brings the voice of philanthropic leadership to critical civic issues.

Why choose the Santa Fe Community Foundation?

As a philanthropic leader, we use our knowledge, creative partnerships, and resources to help you make the best possible impact with your gifts.

By working with the SFCF, you will learn about community needs and identify philanthropic opportunities. We will help you develop a giving plan that achieves your philanthropic goals in an administratively uncomplicated, yet intellectually and emotionally satisfying way. By making it easy to give and by inspiring others to do the same, we will grow the region’s philanthropic capital— a vital resource for sustainable change.

Learn more about the Foundation's activities by reading these pages:


Endowment Funds


Community Leadership

Impact Investing

Current Foundation Initiatives

Santa Fe Community Foundation HUB

Hosting NGO Women Leaders from Palestine with New Mexico

Ways to Give

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is here to help guide you through the philanthropic decisions you'll be making.

How to Give
Answers to frequently asked questions.

When to Give
Now or later.

What to Give
Cash, real estate, securities, and other options.

Where to Give
Support a current fund or create your own.

Give Now
You can make your gift today!

Give Later
In depth information about planned giving.

Your Contact for Getting Started

Gabriela Gómez
Vice President for Advancement

(505) 988-9715 x 7006

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