The organizations listed on this page accept vehicle donations to support their work in our community. These groups are truly making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors in New Mexico. If you don't see your favorite charity, check back often as we are continuously adding new partners.
95.5 KHFM Classical Public Radio
The station provides classical music to New Mexican audiences on the air and online. KHFM promotes live music, the performing, and visual arts, and arts continuing education in New Mexico, as well as New Mexico arts and artists worldwide. KHFM is the oldest continually operating dedicated classical programming station is the nation--and the youngest public one!
Albuquerque Adult Learning Center
Albuquerque Adult Learning Center provides Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency preparation classes. Students in the program will have access to small class sizes with day & evening hours, one-on-one tutoring, an individualized learning plan, resume preparation, and job search assistance.
Bernalillo County Fire Department Retirees Association
Bernalillo County Fire Department Retirees Association (BCFDRA) was formed in 2013 to protect and advise on issues concerning the interests, rights and welfare of firefighters who have honorably retired from the Bernalillo County Fire Department.
Boys State - The American Legion of New Mexico
The organization's mission is to train youth to be the future leaders of America. Boys State is made up of young men from all across the state who have just completed their junior year of high school, going into their senior year. They are selected to attend Boys’ State by their designated schools based on their leadership and character.
Casa Q provides safe living options and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, and allies who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Allies are those who typically do not identify as LGBTQ, but support and fight to end the injustices that occur to those who do.
Catholic Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving central New Mexico and is a member of Catholic Charities USA, one of the largest non-profit human services networks in the United States. We are dedicated to finding solutions to some of the most pressing social challenges individuals, children, and families face, regardless of race, religion, country of origin, disabilities, gender, age, or sexual orientation. We serve individuals and families throughout Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Santa Fe counties with a broad spectrum of services geared towards reducing poverty, improving personal opportunity, and encouraging opportunities for service. With about 85 staff members and over 200 volunteers, our agency has been working to create hope for those in need for over 70 years. Although grounded in Catholic Social Teachings and inspired by faith, Catholic Charities provides services to those in need regardless of faith
The Children's Hour - Kids Public Radio
The Children’s Hour Inc is a New Mexico based non profit organization which creates broadcast media that is educational, entertaining and engaging, and also includes kids who participate in its creation. We produce and distribute of high quality children’s media, that’s cultivated through community involvement and immersion. Our award winning kids public radio program, The Children’s Hour can be heard on public radio stations across the United States and Canada.
Serving New Mexico families for almost 30 years, CLN Kids understands the need for quality early childhood education, support services, and housing. Working with generous donors like you, CLNkids helps provide our most vulnerable homeless families the opportunity to grow, thrive, and advocate for social change necessary to break the cycle of homelessness.
Cottonwood Cats Sanctuary
Cottonwood Cats Sanctuary's intention is to create a comfortable and safe, permanent or temporary, refuge for beloved felines. Our mission is to: Provide a permanent home for cats who have outlived their human caretakers/owners; Provide a permanent home for geriatric cats (10 years and older) who have failed to be adopted at other local shelters; Provide a temporary safe haven for cats owned by domestic violence victims in crisis; Provide a temporary refuge for cats whose humans are military personnel deployed overseas or on extended temporary duty (TDY).
Domestic Violence Resource Center
Empower victims and engage the community to break the cycle of domestic violence. All of our service are safe, confidential, culturally-sensitive and free. DVRC provides victim advocacy, case management, and counseling service to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Helping out clients become economically empowered, self-sufficient and begin living violence free lives. We work individually with clients in order to connect and provide wrap-around community and social services.
The East Mountain High School Foundation
The East Mountain High School Foundation, partners with East Mountain High School and the community to create exceptional public educational opportunities. Our donors and volunteers contribute resources that enable the school to achieve its mission of preparing each student to succeed in college and beyond.
Family Promise of Albuquerque
Family Promise of Albuquerque is a local affiliate of a national organization. Nationally, Family Promise has been providing shelter for families experiencing homelessness for over 25 years and has 182 affiliates. Family Promise of Albuquerque has been here for 11 years and has provided shelter for over 400 families. Family Promise of Albuquerque has about a 70 percent success rate of helping families find housing within 90 days of entering our shelter program — Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Food is Free Albuquerque
At FIFABQ, we believe that everyone has a place at our table. Whether we are sharing food or ideas, all are welcome at our hearth. We understand the deep connection humans have with their food and we strive to reconnect human beings with the abundance which surrounds us all. We see an abundance not only in food but community action and compassion. Our commitment to our community is finding solutions that empower the people, not only in our community but in the world.
Keres Children’s Learning Center
The Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) is a not-for-profit educational organization that supports Cochiti Pueblo children and families in maintaining, strengthening, and revitalizing their heritage language of Keres. We are a Montessori school that uses the Cochiti Keres language for daily instruction across all areas of learning, beginning with children ages 3-6 years old. We are located on the Pueblo de Cochiti reservation in New Mexico.
KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio
KSFR broadcasts programs that reflect the independent, thoughtful perspectives of the community, as well as those of other critical thinkers around the world. You'll hear opinions that from all sides of an issue. The station also pays special attention to local New Mexico musicians whose talent often find an appreciative audience among KSFR listeners.
Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding
We are proud to say that we are the ONLY PATH, Intl PREMIER ACCREDITED CENTER in New Mexico. PATH, Intl (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) is a worldwide organization dedicated to establishing centers with the highest quality of standards in the industry. As an all-volunteer organization, we depend on your participation either by contribution or by volunteering to help. Our goal is to help all individuals who want to learn to ride a horse be successful, no matter what their challenges in life might be. We serve both the veteran population as well as the developmental, physically, or mentally challenged individuals of our community. Riding instruction is performed by certified PATH, Intl. instructors who create customized lessons structured for the individual, offering whatever supports are needed to ensure the riders are successful. While they are learning to ride, they are reducing the effects of PTSD, increasing mobility, gaining independence and self-confidence, and improving their overall health all through the magic of a horse.
Manzano High School Royal Guard Band
Manzano High School Band Boosters support the activities of the Manzano High School Royal Guard Band year-round. The MHS music program also includes Color Guard, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Bands and a percussion class. Dedicated parents and volunteers work hundreds of hours during marching season and concert season to transport equipment, chaperone, maintain uniforms, plan events, and raise funds.
Founded in 1976, New Day has become central to Albuquerque’s approach to supporting youth experiencing homelessness and marginalization. Our mission is to authentically connect these young people to safety, the community and themselves. Our vision is a world where all young people’s unique identities and talents complete and strengthen the social fabric of our community.
New Mexico Kids Matter
New Mexico Kids Matter is part of a complex system created to protect our children. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a trained volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations to the court. That volunteer is a CASA-Court Appointed Advocate. New Mexico Kids Matter is the only volunteer advocacy group working in the court system that provides a caring, consistent adult focused on the well-being of a single child in foster care.
Paws to People
Paws to People believes that by helping each other, dogs and humans can guide research that will unlock the secrets to the 400 diseases both share. They want to defeat catastrophic diseases like dementia, epilepsy, cancer, and diabetes. Translational/Comparative studies research (and its connection to both people and pets) is critical if we dare to dream of a world where these catastrophic diseases no longer have the power to cut short the lives of our children, our parents, and our pets. Your help is needed.
Phi Kappa Theta Foundation
It is the mission of the Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation to enhance the quality of the educational, spiritual, and fraternal programs of the National Fraternity and its local chapters, by providing funding for those programs, and offering guidance as to their implementation.
Placitas Community Library
The Placitas Community Library is a grassroots effort to establish a permanent library in Placitas. We engage the community by bringing residents together to participate in establishing and maintaining the library and its collections. We believe that our library contributes positively to the development of community pride and spirit.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Inc.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – which includes Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming – has been empowering individuals to make responsible choices for over 100 years. Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive and sexual health care; teaching medically accurate, age-appropriate sexuality education; and working diligently to protect the right to access safe, legal abortion.
With three decades of entertaining and inspiring audiences in the Albuquerque area, Quintessence, Choral Artists of the Southwest continues to provide audiences with opportunities to hear a wide array of traditional and eclectic choral music delivered throughout the year with professionalism and a dose of quirkiness.
ReadWest, Inc. is a non-profit literacy agency providing one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers. ReadWest is an Accredited Affiliate of ProLiteracy. Sixteen standards of quality are continually achieved to maintain ProLiteracy accreditation. Since its inception, ReadWest has provided over 4,000 adults with literacy services and is expanding to meet the growing needs of our community. ReadWest has served Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties for 34 years.
Sanctuary at ABQ
The Sanctuary at ABQ is an organization dedicated to organic farming, urban-repurposing, and green technologies. We meet the needs of our communities, by developing social enterprises that create sustainable access to organic foods and affordable housing, specifically for veterans and seniors.
Silver Horizons New Mexico
Silver Horizons' "Safe and Surviving at Home" program is entirely focused on helping the lowest-income seniors meet their basic needs, have access to nutrition, and maintain a decent standard of living. Silver Horizons provides critical help to: Seniors in danger of having utilities shut off; Seniors who otherwise would have to leave their homes because of changing health needs; Seniors who simply do not have enough food to eat.
Street Cat Hub
Street Cat Hub was founded with a mission to serve the city of Albuquerque and surrounding areas with the spay and neuter of free-roaming feral and community cats. Street Cat Hub is contracted with the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County to provide trapping, spay/neuter, and release/return to field services to any free-roaming cat in these areas and provides these services to out-of-area cats as often as funding allows.
Talking Talons Youth Leadership
Talking Talons Youth Leadership (TTYL), established in 1988, is a non-profit, wildlife and environmental education and youth development organization. Our programs develop skills in leadership, communication, listening, public speaking, team building, peer-to-peer education, mentorship and job skills.
Taos Center for the Arts
The Taos Center for the Arts draws on its history as a dynamic leader for arts collaboration and partnership. Originally established by a group of working artists in 1953 and situated in the heart of Taos, the TCA serves and engages Northern New Mexico communities. With a 275-seat theater and two galleries, the TCA curates culturally relevant films, art exhibitions, and live performances as well as provides local, regional and internationally renowned artists, thinkers and performers the space to inspire creativity and foster a thriving love for the arts.
Tootsie's Vision is dedicated to helping blind dogs find safe and happy homes, obtain needed medical care and enjoy stimulating surroundings. With the support of members, community organizations, grantor programs and business partners, we hope to build Tootsie's Vision into a positive force, strongly advocating for blind dogs in the Southwest and throughout the country.
Under His Construction
This organization's mission is to provide housing, education, and career development opportunities to the underserved. They work with those afflicted with addiction and whom society deems to be lost causes by offering a second chance to at-risk men and women who would otherwise be lost to drugs, institutions or death with the end goal of a successful reintegration back to society
The Wheels Museum
The Wheels Museum is a 501(c)3 organization in the Albuquerque Rail Yards dedicated to collecting, preserving and creating educational exhibits about the history of transportation in Albuquerque and New Mexico with emphasis on the impact on the development of the area. Our collections embrace the history of the railroads, the impact of the rail yards on Albuquerque, as well as automobiles, horse and wagon, and other modes of transportation.
Wildlife West Nature Park
This 122-acre park provides a glimpse into the wild side of New Mexico for locals and visitors alike, but it’s so much more than an interactive zoo. The park is where animals who have been in accidents or rescued from an inhumane environment, find their "forever homes" when they are no longer able to live independently in the wild.
Wings For LIFE International
Wings For LIFE International brings families of prisoners and volunteers together by building relationships that transform the lives of families, volunteers, and communities. The organization conducts joyous celebrations that break down barriers. All participants in Wings, whether they are inmates, family members, or volunteers, enjoy the interaction of caring people working together to work towards breaking the incarceration cycle.