Our funding

New Mexico In Depth is funded by donations, and we disclose information about our donors publicly to ensure transparency and accountability. Our by-laws include a donor policy that requires us to list all donors and the specific amounts of donations when possible, or, when not, the amounts of donations within a range.

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico is acting as our fiscal sponsor while we seek nonprofit 501(c)(3) status, which means it helps administer our funding and ensures we are spending money in accordance with the terms of our grants. In addition, our fiscal sponsor has helped us create a special fund to which you can donate to help support New Mexico In Depth. The foundation takes a 4 percent fee out of such donations, and the rest goes directly to us. To make a donation or learn more, click here.

2014 fundingHere’s a breakdown of our 2014 funding (last updated Oct. 31, 2014):

Foundation funding

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation: $175,000 (This includes part of a larger, two-year grant totaling $500,000 that ran through June 2014.)
  • Thornburg Foundation: Between $75,000 and $100,000 (NMID’s new money-in-politics project, which we will launch later in 2014, is funded in part by this generous grant from The Thornburg Foundation. The Thornburg Foundation's executive director, Allan Oliver, is married to Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the Bernalillo County clerk and a Democratic candidate for secretary of state. This grant mandates no coverage of that race or issues related to the county clerk or secretary of state offices.)
  • McCune Foundation: Between $25,000 and $40,000

Individual donors

$100 or more

  • Allen Stenger, Alamogordo, NM: $250
  • Aletta T. Wilson, Mesilla Park, NM: $230
  • Patricia Martinez-Lopez, Bloomfield, NM: $210
  • Frances Haussamen, Albuquerque, NM: $200
  • Wally and Carol Haussamen, Las Cruces, NM: $110
  • David Craig, Cochiti Lake, NM: $104.17
  • Beck and Cooper law firm, Clayton, NM: $100
  • Nate Gentry, Albuquerque, NM: $100
  • Elizabeth Gutierrez, Las Cruces, NM: $100
  • Wendy Lewis, Santa Fe, NM: $100
  • Daniel Macke, Albuquerque, NM: $100
  • Felicia McCracken, Seattle, Wash.: $100
  • Suzanne Prescott, Albuquerque, NM: $100
  • Hilda Raz, Placitas, NM: $100
  • Pamela Roy: $100


  • M FIVE Martini Grill, Las Cruces, NM: $90
  • Susan Fitzgerald, Las Cruces, NM: $75
  • Susannah Abbey: $50
  • Mary Ellen Capek, Corrales, NM: $50
  • Brian Egolf, Santa Fe, NM: $50
  • Shannon Freedle, Hilo, Hawaii: $50
  • Roberta Henry, Las Cruces, NM: $50
  • Trip Jennings, Rio Rancho, NM: $50
  • John Landrum, Las Cruces, NM: $50
  • David Morgan, Las Cruces, NM: $50
  • John Wertheim, Albuquerque, NM: $50


  • William J. Corbett, Las Cruces, NM: $30.38
  • Mickey Curtis: $30
  • Trish Lopez, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Alfredo Lujan, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Elizabeth McGrath, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Rorie Jan Measure, Las Cruces, NM: $25
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Lucas Peerman, Las Cruces, NM: $25
  • Lawrence Rael, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Floyd Vasquez, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Vennie E. White, Albuquerque, NM: $25
  • Peter Wirth, Santa Fe, NM: $25
  • Patrick Woolsey, Nashville, Tenn.: $25


  • Angelica Rubio, Las Cruces, NM: $20
  • Tashia Wyaco, Las Cruces, NM: $15
  • Marjorie Childress, Albuquerque, NM: $10
  • Sarah Gustavus, Albuquerque, NM: $10
  • Terri Holland, Albuquerque, NM: $10
  • Don Kurtz, Las Cruces, NM: $10
  • Bill McCamley, Las Cruces, NM: $10
  • Erin Muffoletto, Albuquerque, NM: $10
  • Alan Packman, Albuquerque, NM: $10