Welcome to Hearts for Autism Fund

As we approach April, National Autism Month, the Hearts for Autism Board would like to share with you a fund that has been established at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to provide support and services for families in this community with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The goal of this fund is to provide information, training and a network of support services for Southern New Mexico families and community agencies. Please help in making this fund a great success for years to come. For more information or to make a financial contribution, see us at

To make a donation to the Hearts for Autism Fund Click Here.

Our mission

We Are Hearts for Autism

"Empowering families of Southern New Mexico,

celebrating the unique needs of autism and

educating the community to embrace us all."


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Thank You Albertsons Fundraiser

In the last 70 years since Joe opened the doors of his first supermarket, Albertsons has been in the fortunate position to impact millions of lives in the communities we serve.  And, while we’ve never made a lot of noise about our giving, we’ve also learned that our dollars have a far greater impact for the charities we help when we partner with organizations to talk about it!  

Albertsons, LLC, prides itself on being a good corporate neighbor, and focuses its corporate giving efforts at the local level on three critical areas: hunger relief, education and development of our youth, and health and nutrition. The privately owned and operated company has stores in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Florida and Colorado and maintains its original headquarters in Boise, Idaho. The company employs more than 20,000 associates.

Donations are a key component of being able to keep moving forward and making progress in Autism Awareness. During the month of February, Albertsons stores in New Mexico helped achieve that goal.  Please thank them for their help and if you’d like to make a donation, we certainly would appreciate your contribution!

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico is dedicated to helping the Southern New Mexico community now, and in the future. Founded in 2000, the Community Foundation offers opportunities for local people who want to give back locally. The beauty of the Foundation is that you need not be wealthy to make a positive difference in the lives of people throughout our area. Through the establishment of permanent funds you can sustain local charitable organizations, provide scholarships to area students and fulfill wishes that are close to your heart. Through our planned giving programs, you can honor loved ones or leave a legacy that benefits the people of Southern New Mexico for generations to come. The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico can advise you on how best to maximize contributions, no matter what size. For more information see our website at or call Luan Wagner Burn, Ph.D., at (575) 521-4794.