Creating opportunity in our communities

At Nusenda, we envision a future where all New Mexicans can access the resources they need to succeed. Many people face obstacles to economic opportunities, especially those in underserved communities.

Roughly 46% of New Mexico households cannot cover basic living expenses after a financial or medical emergency.

22% of New Mexico households have a checking or savings account, but do not have access to traditional financial services and loans.

Organizations we support

To help people in our communities thrive, we are committed to providing resources and supporting programs that foster economic opportunity across the state.

  • WESST - This economic development organization assists New Mexicans starting or growing small businesses with consulting, training, and lending resources. It helps women, people of color, and low-wealth individuals strengthen and grow their businesses through sustainable sales, financial knowledge, and job creation.
  • The Climate Change Leadership Institute - The nonprofit organization is dedicated to phasing out greenhouse gas emissions and empowering community through conservation, the adoption of clean energy, and the act of taking responsibility as a civil society.
  • Southwest Native Assets Coalition - The coalition focuses on increasing the number of Native American families in New Mexico and Arizona who have the skills and resources needed for financial success.
  • Cruces Creatives - This nonprofit maker space is committed to fostering economic development, furthering education, supporting the arts, protecting the environment, strengthening social connections, and advancing science and technology throughout New Mexico.

Community Development at Nusenda Credit Union

We are committed to enhancing economic opportunity in the communities we serve.

Microloan Program


Nusenda’s Microloan Program is a character and relationship-based program that provides microloans for low-income and underbanked entrepreneurs.

Dual Credit Programs and Internships


Nusenda partners with local community colleges and school districts to provide dual credit programming. After completing the course, high school students are eligible to apply for the Nusenda Internship, earning college credit through experiential learning.

NMSU Financial Capability Center


The Nusenda Center for Financial Capability is a financial outreach and educational program resource devoted to assisting NMSU students on their journey toward becoming financially successful.