For nonprofits, startups and local businesses alike, success is closely linked to a local economy. If other local businesses are doing well, that’s good for all of us. If the local economy is struggling, however, small organizations and nonprofits are often the hardest hit. That is why the ACF has decided to launch a sixth field-of-interest fund: Economic and Workforce Development. To succeed, we need your help to build this fund so that together, we can help build a better future for New Mexico businesses and workforce.
The Foundation’s goal is to support intentional, inventive efforts to ensure a strong local economy. The new field promotes social, economic and environmental growth by supporting innovative support systems for entrepreneurs and the state’s workforce. In a thriving local economy, businesses focus on collaboration instead of competition. This shift helps ensure that they, their peers and their employees have a strong future by allowing individuals and businesses to offer support for local businesses. An added benefit is the creation of new relationships between business owners. Such relationships are vital to make social, economic and environmental gains for New Mexico.
The ACF’s Economic and Workforce Development field will allow us to better partner with key local companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and business leaders. They will serve as the backbone of this initiative, providing support and leadership while facilitating critical relationships and conversations.
Ultimately, the Foundation’s goal is to help businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs contribute to a sustainable, strong economy. We know that the futures of so many employees, enterprises and ideas depend on the success of our local economy. Together, we have strength, innovation and momentum. We invite you to join us and invest in the power of business, government and philanthropy working together.
Download the Foundation's Economic and Workforce Development brochure.