Here are some of our favorite charities located in Albuquerque, NM. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Supporting your ABQ BioPark
The New Mexico BioPark Society is dedicated to the development of, procurement for and capital improvement of the ABQ BioPark (Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach) and to providing a quality facility through the support of related conservation, education and recreation programs.
Working to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, sciences, and other related technology disciplines
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields - as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement.
Furthering the cultural and educational programs at the Albuquerque Museum
The mission of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, founded in 1961, is to further the cultural and educational programs at the Albuquerque Museum through broad public and private gifts and volunteer support. As an independent nonprofit corporation, the Foundation's purpose is to encourage the development of the Museum as the outstanding museum of its kind in the Southwest. The Foundation funds the Museum's education, Magic Bus and docent programs, provides additional exhibition funding which brings world-class shows to the Museum, and makes possible amenities like the Museum Store and the café, Slate at The Museum. The Foundation also manages The Museum's membership program.
We're dedicated to saving lives.
The mission of Animal Humane New Mexico is to improve the lives of companion animals through sheltering, adoption, community education, providing quality veterinary services to families in need and programs that reduce pet overpopulation. In 2015, Animal Humane found loving, forever homes for 4,055 pets. For the sixth year in a row, Animal Humane re-homed 100% of the healthy pets in their care! In addition, they achieved a 91% Live Release Rate in 2015 as well as the following notable achievements: saved 1,688 pets from 15 overcrowded shelters through Project Fetch, conducted 4,941 spay/neuter surgeries at their Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic, provided free help to 915 families through their Behavior Helpline, reached 6,861 students and teachers at schools through 9,679 hours of humane education, distributed 152,608 pounds of pet food through their Pet Food Bank; a 46% increase over 2014 and worked with 279 families who fostered 1,323 pets for their shelter; 85% of them puppies and kittens.
United Way of Central New Mexico is involved in creating lasting change in our community. We partner with people from all across the community to make the greatest difference. Education, health, and financial stability are game-changing forces in people's lives, so our work is geared toward making positive systemic change in these areas. Our programs also address immediate needs in the community such as hunger, housing and disaster relief.We inspire our neighbors to invest in the community, and partner with nonprofit organizations and other agencies to mobilize resources and channel them where they're most needed.
Home away from home; House that Love Built
Founded in 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico provides temporary affordable lodging and respite services to families with critically ill children. We offer unduplicated family programs directly improving the health and well being of children. Our collaborative approach works with a network of Albuquerque pediatric referrals helping families remain intact while accessing the healthcare their children urgently need. Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families of children with medical needs.
Granting wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Every 37 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. The New Mexico chapter was established in 1986, and in January of 1987 we granted our first Wish for Donovan, who Wished for his very own bicycle. In the past 30 years we have granted more than 1800 Wishes to New Mexico children! We are incredibly grateful to our donors, supporters and volunteers who have helped to make our success possible as we strive to reach as many eligible New Mexico children as possible…THANK YOU!
Lending. Supporting. Inspiring.
ACCION New Mexico increases access to business credit, makes loans, and provides training which enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. Our unique approach - called microlending - can trace its roots back more than 40 years with efforts to reduce extreme poverty in Latin America. Now, the organization supports small business owners in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas generate income and enhance economic security for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since making our first loan in 1994, we have helped small business owners in more than 445 communities, working in some of these states' most underserved urban neighborhoods and most isolated rural communities.
Preserving the past . . .for the future
The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation's remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and California. Every day, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the United States are lost forever--along with the precious information they contain. Modern-day looters use backhoes and bulldozers to recover artifacts for the international market. Urban development and agricultural methods such as land leveling and topsoil mining destroy ancient sites. The Conservancy protects these sites by acquiring the land on which they rest, preserving them for posterity.