NMAG Membership


NMAG membership is open to philanthropic organizations and individuals based in or with giving programs in New Mexico. This includes private, family, corporate and community foundations; trust companies and other fiduciaries exercising trust grantmaking functions; individual donors who operate a grantmaking program in accordance with the practices of organized philanthropy; and public sector agencies and publicly supported foundations for which a primary purpose is grantmaking to multiple individuals or organizations.

While members’ grantmaking budgets, styles and program interests vary widely, all have in common a concern for making their involvement in philanthropy as meaningful and effective as it can be. Executives, trustees, and staff members from both private and publicly supported foundations participate in NMAG meetings and special events. NMAG’s members represent diverse grantmaking interests including: arts and cultural activities, elementary and secondary education, higher education, environment, health, social justice, community and economic development, housing, international affairs, religion, social services, and women and girls.

Member Benefits

  • United Philanthropy Forum and Regional Association Member Benefits
  • Opportunities for networking among peer colleagues and information sharing
  • A statewide annual conference and programs on topical issues facing the field
  • Opportunities to meet national leaders in philanthropy
  • NMAG sponsored publications and information on national trends in philanthropy
  • A resource library with publications related to grantmaking, governance and management
  • Discounted fees for annual conference and programs

Who’s Eligible?

  • NMAG membership is open to individual philanthropists and philanthropic organizations headquartered or with giving programs in New Mexico
  • Members award at least $25,000 annually in New Mexico
  • The principal function of each member is the making of charitable grants
  • The members purpose for joining NMAG is a desire to improve its grantmaking

In order to become a member an organization or individual must:

  1. Complete the application form in its entirety and submit the necessary documents
  2. Pay annual membership dues to NMAG in a timely fashion. Dues are as follows:
    • $500 if annual NM grants were $25,000 to $99,999
    • $650 for public sector (government) grantmakers
    • $1,000 if annual NM grants were $100,000 to $399,999
    • $1,500 if annual NM grants were $400,000 to $999,999
    • $2,000 if annual NM grants were $1,000,000 to $1,999,999
    • $3,000 if annual NM grants were $2,000,000 to $4,999,999
    • $5,000 if annual NM grants were $5,000,000 and above
  3. Not use their membership in NMAG to solicit donations
  4. Honor rules of confidentially regarding their peer colleagues