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Nusenda Foundation announces $630,000 Community Rewards grant payout in support of 97 organizations across the state

November 16, 2022 - Nusenda Foundation recently announced its 2022 Community Rewards grant recipients. The Foundation awarded 104 recipients a total of $630,000 in funds for programs that are creating positive change and producing economic opportunities across New Mexico.


The funding of this annual grant program is made possible through the financial partnership between Nusenda Credit Union and its members. When members make ten or more signature-based transactions with their Nusenda Visa® debit cards each month, they earn cash back and support Community Rewards grants. Members designate their support geographically and to one of five areas: education, healthcare, environment and wildlife, the arts, and community service. Grants go to local organizations and nonprofits to strengthen and support New Mexico’s communities.


“Each year we look forward to learning about the programs and organizations that are working to transform New Mexico. We are pleased to provide so many programs with financial support and continue our commitment to building long-lasting relationships with organizations that are also focused on making a positive difference.” said Joe Christian, President and CEO at Nusenda Credit Union. Sara Keller, Nusenda’s Vice President of Community Engagement and Executive Director of Nusenda Foundation, remarked, “Relationships are at the heart of our community work. Beyond putting Community Rewards grants into action, Nusenda supports partner organizations through financial education, sponsorships, volunteer projects, digital resources to improve financial well-being, and more.”


Last year, Nusenda and its members awarded $580,000 to 131 programs. For the full list of this year’s recipients, visit To learn about prior grant-winners’ work, visit






About Nusenda Credit Union

Nusenda Credit Union is New Mexico’s largest locally owned and operated credit union with 240,000 members and more than 700 employees. It has more than 20 branches throughout New Mexico in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Taos, Valencia County, Socorro, and Las Cruces. There are hundreds of ways to join the credit union. Connect with Nusenda Credit Union at; Facebook @NusendaCU; Twitter @NusendaCU; and LinkedIn:

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