United Way of Northern New Mexico

United Way of NNM Surpasses Fundraising Goal.

In 2016, United Way of Northern New Mexico changed the way fundraising was measured.  Roughly about $50 a year provides services for residents in Community Action funded programs.  A goal of 12,200 residents, or $610,000, was set as the fundraising goal.  Investors, both personal and business, responded generously and $631,306 is available for Community Action … Continue reading

Tackling Behavioral Health Issues Kicks off 2017 for United Way of Northern NM

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) has started 2017 being actively involved in community discussions around behavioral health.  On January 19, UWNNM joined Los Alamos Public School’s (LAPS) Healthy School Initiative to host a Department of Health (DOH) presentation on ‘Risk Factors for Suicidal Behaviors among Youth.’  This presentation was open to the public … Continue reading

Behavior Health Initiative Group Aimed at Developing More Resources

The United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) Group is working to provide resources, raise awareness and normalize behavioral and mental health issues in Los Alamos. With in-depth research and discussions of strategy and advocacy, the group deals with issues ranging from improved crisis intervention to statewide concerns and insurance policy. The group has met for … Continue reading

Local Businesses Give Back to Community.

For many businesses Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to invite shoppers in their doors and celebrate the season of giving.  In Los Alamos the giving spirit comes full circle. Many businesses take the opportunity to donate a portion of sales to local nonprofits.  CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware and the Art Center at Fuller Lodge chose to donate to the critical areas United Way of Northern New Mexico works in.  Programs in behavioral health,  education, and financial stability we all be helped by their generosity.

Andy Fox of CB Fox presents check to Kristy Ortega of United Way of NNM. photo credit Arin McKenna

Andy Fox of CB Fox presents check to Kristy Ortega of United Way of NNM. photo credit Arin McKenna, Los Alamos Monitor


David Jolly and Metzger's Hardware present check for United Way of Northern New Mexico

David Jolly and Metzger’s Hardware present check for United Way of Northern New Mexico

Since Small Business Saturday started locally in 2012, Metzger’s Hardware stated that store revenues have gone up 31%.  Thank you to all who made the effort to support your community by shopping on Small Business Saturday.  To our businesses who made our nonprofits a little stronger, our community is a wonderful place because of your presence and generosity, thank you!

United Way Youth Team Raises Thermometer

Fresh off of hosting four events in two months, the United Way Youth Team helped pump up the Community Action Fund thermometer.  All of their events raised over $1,000 each.  All of which will be going to programs helping youth.  Last year the youth team gave a generous donation to Juvenile Justice Advisory Board to help bring mental health first aid to those working with youth. Mainly teachers and facility at Los Alamos Public Schools.

Thank you to all of the local businesses who supported the Youth Team this year and made their fundraising possible.

Zia Credit Union

Los Alamos Public Schools

Los Alamos County

KRSN FM 107.1

Los Alamos Teen Center

Pig + Fig Cafe

Secret City Kitchen

Bob’s Bodacious BBQ


Special thanks to our volunteers who made these events happen.  Margaret Ellis, Cathe McClard, Kurt Steinhaus, Troy Hughes.  Very special thanks to Morrie Pongratz for his never-ending support for youth in our community.


You can always donate to the United Way Youth Team to help fund youth programs in Los Alamos.  Just click here


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When Community Action Funds Leave Our Counties

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) Community Action Fund (CAF) is helping a nonprofit in Albuquerque and another in Santa Fe.   Can’t they find a nonprofit in their service area to provide similar services?  Actually, no, they can’t and, probably shouldn’t for these particular services.  Ronald McDonald house, located in Albuquerque, serves residents in … Continue reading

Cornerstone Investors and Regional Partner Boost Thermometer

There is a cost of doing business in all industries, even the nonprofit industry.  United Way of Northern New Mexico has had the pleasure to partner with businesses so that these costs are covered.  The Cornerstone program of UWNNM gives the opportunity for businesses to invest in United Way to allow for research, coordination & advocating … Continue reading

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