Services for Non-profits and Groups

The Center has offered a variety of services to nonprofits and community projects for more than 20 years, and it continues to assist many New Mexican groups and nonprofits, especially with fiscal agency sponsorship--allowing community groups to obtain foundation, government, and other kinds of financial donations for beneficial community projects and programs. The Center also provides a full array of professional training, including planning for projects, facilitation, nonprofit assessments, fundraising, good financial practices, and the process to become a stand-alone nonprofit corporation.


Artful life

Artful life transform communities through creative collaboration--professional artists work closely with community members over months and years to envision and co-create works of art.The leadership and capacity generated during arts engagement leads to community-led development initiatives.


Humans of New Mexico

Humans of New Mexico highlights individuals in the state and shows the diversity of the population. It is a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and offer a platform  to voice everyday practices of resistance to societal pressures.


Burque Noir

Burque Noir produces a brilliant multi-media experience of arts and entertainment as delivered by a vast array of Black artists and performers in Albuquerque, NM on one night. Ours is a gathering of intersectional community members who come to engage hearts, minds and senses in celebration and revelry for Black people.



TIASO is a professional services cooperative serving full and part-time artists and small organizations who are committed to working in and on behalf of community.



ArtSpark is a collaborative social experiment with artists and arts organizations using social media and the internet to be sustainable.


El Puente/ The Bridge

El Puente/ The Bridge utilizes collaborative art to create and strengthen community relationships and transform public places  in Albuquerque's Barelas and South Valley neighborhoods, along the Rio Grande.



EKCO engages a group of women poets in an unusual process--embracing works of art, ekphrasis, collaboration, and spoken word performance.


Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA)

Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is a joint project with the City of Albuquerque to develop and implement a formal process for immigrants and refugees living in Albuquerque to express their needs, challenges and key priority areas.


Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE)

Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE) is a grassroots group of residents of Laguna and Acoma pueblos dedicated to assessing community and environmental health from impacts of past uranium development and protecting sacred cultural sites and areas, including Mt. Taylor, a mountain sacred to Indigenous peoples of New Mexico.


New Mexico Thrives

New Mexico Thrives is New Mexico’s Nonprofit Association. It facilitates culturally-appropriate, intentional cross-sector collaboration that creates sustainable change.  As systems-thinkers and bridge-builders, we advocate for the New Mexico nonprofit sector as a whole, while recognizing the unique contributions of individual organizations. 


Bold Visions Conservation

Bold Visions Conservation's mission is to protect, preserve and restore the wild lands, waters and wildlife through advocacy, education and spirited community involvement.


Hembras de Pluma

“Hembras de Pluma”--“feathered women,” or “women wielding the pen”--is a collective of Indigenous and Women of Color who share their stories as celebration, healing, and creating power in storytelling. Speaking their truth and sharing their stories on the stage are a form of empowerment, engagement with their communities and a way of supporting each other.

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Pueblo Resurgents

We are committed to a sustainable livelihood in our Pueblo Homelands by providing educational workshops, tools, and food that reflect our values and land-based practices. Pueblo history, land-based practices, and livelihood are at the heart of our business.  We practice "Think Local" through the education, food, and art of our communities.



UndocuTalks is a podcast produced by undocumented youth for undocumented youth centered on the premise of informing, educating, and sharing culture. UndocuTalks is a podcast that was developed as a virtual space where undocumented youth can independently share news, knowledge, and culture with other undocumented youth and allies.


Women & Creativity

Women & Creativity is an annual celebration of women’s creativity across the disciplines. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the program.Women & Creativity places particular emphasis on the innovation, exchange and leadership of our community’s most visionary women.

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Tri-County Farmers Market

The Las Vegas New Mexico Farmers Market serves the tri-county area of San Miguel, Mora and Guadeloupe counties in Northeastern New Mexico.


El Puente/Barelas

The El Puente/Barelas project utilizes art to strengthen community relationships and enable residents to co-envision, co-design and co-create works of art in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

A Place to Stand

Based on the memoir of the same name, A Place to Stand takes viewers into Jimmy Santiago Baca’s past and present to uncover how the power of the written word lifted him from the violence and pain that had defined his early life. With powerful revelations from family, friends, and fellow inmates, as well as incredible insight into the early writings that first captured Jimmy’s imagination, audiences learn why it’s never too late to turn your life around – as long as you have a place to stand.

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The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program

The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) celebrates poetry by recognizing a resident poet who makes meaningful connections, honors and serves our diverse community, elevates the importance of the art form, and shares poetry with Albuquerque residents.


Common Ground Initiative (NMRCGA)

Common Ground is a public engagement initiative which explores how municipal agencies can be more responsive to residents and communities when undertaking development and other efforts. Common Ground focuses on changing the culture of local governance, including developing best practices, ordinances and/or policies for community outreach and engagement. 


Hispanic Communications Network

HCN is the leading producer and distributor of educational and informational media serving US Hispanic communities. As a full-service social marketing company, HCN is uniquely positioned to provide clients cost-effective solutions to produce, distribute and place multimedia campaigns with our unrivaled Spanish-language media affiliate networks. They achieve their clients’ goals by connecting, enriching, and engaging the Hispanic communities they serve.

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Stellate Software

Stellate Software aims to transform early childhood math education through Tile Farm, a tablet-based app that develops students’ spatial and numeracy skills. Development of these skill sets at a young age promotes mathematical and scientific achievement later in life. With Tile Farm, students develop these skills through games, puzzles, and explorations that increase student engagement, and help students develop a positive attitude towards mathematics. In addition, given its low cost and teacher-friendliness, we expect Tile Farm will have profound effects on the math achievement gap seen in low resource communities both in New Mexico and across the United States.