Matching Opportunities

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516 ARTS

The nonprofit 516 ARTS is seeking matching funds to grow the Fulcrum Fund, a new partner in the national Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The fund is giving a total of $50,000 in the first year to collaborative artists within 80 miles of Albuquerque (including Santa Fe). 

Deadline for Donations: Ongoing

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The challenge is $1 for $1 up to $50,000 for the Homewise Solar Opportunity Loan Fund, providing loans to moderate income homeowners installing photovoltaic on their home. Homewise educates the borrower on the environmental and financial benefits. 

Deadline for Donations: No deadline

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New Mexico Environmental Law Center


New Mexico’s Water is Under Threat! But YOU can help save it. Through our strategic NMH2O Campaign, the Law Center will boost work on critical water-related cases that are currently underway, prepare for new political opportunities, and research and pursue new policy avenues.


Deadline for donations: December 31, 2017


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New Mexico School for the Arts-Art Institute  

NMSA seeks contributions to meet a 1:1 match requirement of $13,000 from The Fasken Foundation, supporting one year of mastery arts training at the school for Taos-based students. Please feel free to email us for more information!

Deadline for donations: 3/31/18

Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority

The Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority (OOHA) is fundraising for mud plaster trainings. Trainings will allow members to learn this almost forgotten craft of the Ohkay Owingeh people. Mud plaster is a vital component of the Owe’neh Bupingeh Project which is revitalizing the sacred heart of the Tribe. OOHA will be matching 1:1 on donations received. 

Deadline for Donations: Ongoing

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Pecos People for Animal Welfare Society

The $20,000 challenge grant is to provide spay& neuter services to underserved communities by taking the mobile s/n van to the community.

Deadline for donations: 1 July, 2018

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All donations made by first-time donors and new or increased monthly donations are being matched up to $10,000 by the Just Woke Up Fund!


Deadline for donations: March 30, 2018

Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program

Be a Champion for Adult Literacy! RAALP recruits and trains volunteer tutors who meet one-to-one with low-literacy adults and new English learners. Inspired by the triumphs of students who won’t throw in the towel, generous friends have committed $5,000 which will be matched 1:1

Donate at website or mail to RAALP, PO Box 1113, Española NM 87532

Deadline for donations: December 31, 2017

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Santa Fe Alliance for Science

In 2016, two of our long-time donors established a challenge grant to help the SFAFS advance STEM education in Santa Fe schools. They will match all contributions to SFAFS up to $80,000. This additional support will enable us to expand and strengthen our science fair program through incentives and resources for students, schools, teachers and families.

Deadline for Donations: December 2018

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Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Many of Santa Fe's dogs and cats are not spayed or neutered. More than any other factor, this contributes to overpopulation and animal homelessness. 

Deadline for Donations: Ongoing

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Santa Fe Institute (SFI)

Each dollar donated to the Omidyar Challenge is matched in support of a select group of early-career scholars awarded multi-year fellowships-in-residence at SFI—where they join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuing key insights into complex systems that matter most to science and society.

Deadline for Donations: December 31, 2017

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Searchlight New Mexico

This investigative journalism project has a two-year challenge grant of $200,000 per year to establish its operations to accomplish its mission to spur reform by exposing abuses of power by government, business and other institutions through high-impact investigative journalism in the interest of New Mexico residents. 

Deadline for Donations: December 2017

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Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary

You can give the gift of lifetime freedom to wild horses. Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary seeks to adopt more wild horses. Double your gift with a 1:1 matching challenge grant up to $3000. To wild horses, freedom is priceless.

Deadline for donations: January 15, 2018

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St. Elizabeth Shelter


Casa Familia, our emergency shelter for homeless women & families with children, needs a van to transport guests w/o cars to medical appointments, job interviews, after-school events, picking up food, supplies, etc. An 8-seat Honda Odyssey costs $31,000, and a donor has offered $15,500 in a challenge match to the community.


Deadline for donations: December 31, 2017


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Tarnoff Art Center

The Schwartz Foundation Will match any amount up to $10,000.

Deadline for donations: 6/1/2018

For more information: Tarnoff Art Center Webite

Twirl Play and Discovery Space 

Celebrating 10 years of Twirl, our Board will match $10 for every donation between now and December 31, 2017. Your donation to Twirl makes sure our kids have the opportunity to learn through play- from toddlers exploring our play space to young teens building a robot.

Invest in the inventors of tomorrow with your donation today.

Deadline for donations: December 31, 2017

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Vista Grande Public Library

A generous donor has offered to match contributions to the VGPL Sustaining Fund up to $5,000 between Feb 7-21. If you are in a position to gift the library beyond your annual donation – support the Sustaining Fund Match. Visit the library website at to make a donation or bring a check to the library marked “Sustaining Fund.”

Deadline for donations: Feb 21, 2018

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Wise Fool NM

Wise Fool board is matching $3,600 in donations to put us over the top of our $35,000 giving campaign goal.

Deadline for donations: Dec 31 2017

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