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For questions about your Community Rewards grant application please carefully review the FAQ's listed on this page. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected] for guidance.

What is the Nusenda Foundation mission?

Our mission is to create stronger communities where members live and work through collaborative partnerships; and by investing in innovative solutions to improve education, health, social, and economic outcomes. We operate as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with the operations of the credit union; Nusenda Foundation’s flagship program is Community Rewards®, a grant program that provides grant funds to organizations in the areas we serve to support our most vulnerable populations.

How can someone apply for a Community Rewards grant?

Nusenda Foundation's goal is to partner with organizations that share in our work to help New Mexicans thrive in the communities they call home. Applications for Community Rewards must demonstrate how the requested resources are being invested and leveraged. To apply for a Community Rewards grant, review the guidelines and apply here.

How can someone apply for sponsorship through Nusenda Credit Union?

Nusenda accepts sponsorship requests throughout the year that support community gatherings, meetings, conferences, and fundraisers. We have a special interest in supporting events that have short-and long-term benefits for host organizations and the people they serve while positively impacting communities across New Mexico. Apply online.

What other community impact programs does Nusenda Credit Union support?

We work with local nonprofits, government entities, community organizations, schools, and higher education partners that are deeply familiar with the issues our communities face. We partner together, providing financial support and needed tools to help communities and people grow and thrive. Learn more about our Financial Capability programs, Economic Opportunity programs, and Well-being initiatives.

What is Nusenda's Microloan Program?

Nusenda’s Microloan Program is a character and relationship-based program that provides microloans for low-income and underbanked entrepreneurs. This lending model provides access to capital through educational, cooperative, and nonprofit organizations that provide customized and impactful microloans for the recipients. Underserved business owners and individuals who are looking to make an impact on New Mexico communities can now receive funding through 21 established community organizations. Contact us for more information.