The Giving Tree

A Way to Give Back To Your Community All Year Long

Tis the season to be jolly! It is also the season when we give and reflect the most. The holidays are a time to be grateful for what we have and what we can give. But what if we could give all year long to our community in different ways? Here at Albuquerque City Lifestyle our mission is to always give back to the community that supports us. New Years is right around the corner and this year we hope you take a moment each month to support the non-profits on this list or the ones that are near to your heart.

1. Metro Police Athletic League

Address: 2117 Osuna Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87113


Phone Number: 505-271-9728

Their Mission:

  • PAL is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics and recreational activities to create and cement the bond between the police officers and the kid o­n the street. PAL is based o­n the strong belief that children, if they are reached early enough, can develop a strong, positive attitude towards police officers in their journey through life towards the goal of adulthood and good citizenship.

2. Veterans Integration Center (VIC)

Address: 1301-1 Ortiz Dr. SE Suite 1A Albuquerque, NM 87108


Phone Number: 505-296-0800

Their Mission:

  • The VIC has helped over 12,000 families, both Veteran and non-Veteran, with essential needs and services. Although the mission is to support literally and at-risk homeless Veteran families. Being a resource for all Veteran families throughout New Mexico and helping them obtain resources and support from any agency, program or organization that is available to honor their service and sacrifice for our great nation.

 3. Santa Fe Community Housing Trust

Address: 1111 Agua Fria Street Santa Fe, NM 87501


Phone Number: 505-989-3960

Their Mission:

  • Our organization works with First Time Homebuyers by Counseling and assisting them with mortgage reduction funds to meet the gap to access affordable housing. We do own three tax credit rental properties in Santa Fe that are managed by an on-site company that offers social services for its residents.

4. International Folk Art Alliance

Address: 404 Kiva Ct. Suite G Santa Fe, NM 87505


Phone Number: 505-992-7603

Their Mission:

  • The organization enlisted the services of 230 local vendors, has an estimated $12 million economic impact on the city of Santa Fe and the surrounding region.

5. Epilepsy Research Association

Address: 6309 Cathy Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109


Their Mission:

  • Established in 2015, the Epilepsy Research Association is committed to devoting its energy to advocating for epilepsy research through creative charities and fundraisers and giving back to the communities we encounter.

6. Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Address: 115 Cornell Dr. SE #40712 Albuquerque, NM87196-0712


Their Mission:

  • To protect wildlife, our environment and to build future conservation leaders by engaging youth in environmental stewardship projects worldwide. We envision that all young people will take personal responsibility and action toward protecting wildlife and the environment in their communities through NWP projects, and that these inspired youth volunteers will become the next generation of conservation leaders worldwide.

7. Wings for LIFE International

Address: 8226 Menaul Blvd. NE #130 Albuquerque, NM 87112


Phone Number: 505-291-6412

Their Mission:

  • One of the top 10 Behavioral Health programs in New Mexico. Transforming lives to break the generational cycle of incarceration Native Forward Scholars Fund.

8. Native Forward Scholars Fund

Address: 3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE Ste. 200 Albuquerque, NM 87110


Phone Number: 505-881-4584

Their Mission:

  • Throughout 50 years, Native Forward Scholars Fund has been providing financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and support them in attaining undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. 

9. Global-Give -A-Book Inc

Address: 5009 Larchmont Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111


Phone Number: 505-480-2005

Their Mission:

  • Global Give-A-Book's mission was founded on the idea that books should be available to children despite financial standing. At GGAB we believe that access to new, award-winning, books should not be limited to any one person or people. In collaboration with local food banks and food pantries, GGAB created a direct link to the children who can most benefit from our programs. Over 9,055 award-winning books were distributed in every box of food to families!

10. Rio Grande Food Project

Address: 600 Coors Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87121


Phone Number: 505-831-3778

Their Mission:

  • Rio Grande food project sources locally grown, donated, rescued, and purchased foods to provide supplemental and emergency groceries to households facing financial challenges, while also connecting people to community resources and opportunities to maximize limited budgets and reduce and prevent food insecurity.

 11. New Mexico Appleseed

Address: 600 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102


 Phone Number: 505-814-1200

Their Mission:

  • New Mexico Appleseed's work ensures New Mexico’s children will see dramatic and permanent changes in their lives, but the only way we can match the size of these problems is with a bigger and stronger voice. 

12. Breaking the Silence/New Mexico

Address: 4810 Hardware Dr NE #2, Albuquerque, NM 87109


Phone Number: 505-544-6023

Their Mission

  •  Breaking the Silence New Mexico is a nonprofit organization that promotes mental health literacy, advocacy, and well-being for teens, youth, and adults. Through education, personal stories, and the arts. our three core programs share the goal of ending the stigma, shame, silence, and secrecy surrounding mental illness and suicide.

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