As a locally-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit providing services to southern New Mexico for over 50 years, Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM) is a stable and trusted organization that directly addresses the causes and conditions of poverty in our communities. It does so through intensive programs that are sensitive to the multi- language, cultural, and generational make-up of the families we serve. Your support of our services creates positive change in people’s lives, and helps all members of our community to truly thrive.

Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided for by current IRS regulations, and we always suggest you consult with a tax professional as you plan your gift. If you have any questions about the information that follows and would like to speak to someone directly about our donation opportunities, please contact Dawn Hommer, CEO, or Mark Hohnstreiter, Development Officer, at 575-527-8799.

Ways to give

Give Online

Give the gift of self-reliance by supporting CAASNM with an unrestricted donation at any level. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and can be made by using your Visa, MasterCard or Paypal account.

Donate Items

In-kind support is gratefully received–see our Wish List below:

  1. New and gently used children’s coats
  2. Fire extinguishers (2A10BC)
  3. Grocery and other gift cards for clients
  4. First aid supplies (band-aids, gauze, medical tape, scissors, bar soap, thermometers, latex gloves)
  5. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for child care providers
  6. Refrigerator thermometers
  7. Baby safety items such as electrical outlet covers

Donate via Check

Make your check payable to “Community Action Agency” or “CAASNM.”  To make a gift by mail, send a check to:


3880 Foothills Rd. Ste. A

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Planned Gifts

Leaving a Legacy: Make a Planned Gift

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico looks to long-lasting funding to be able to provide family-focused services that realize our vision of living in thriving, equitable communities.

As each person is unique, so are their needs. This is why trusted agencies such as CAASNM need flexible funds to diversify their income and to plan for future needs and fresh opportunities as they arise.

The following are just a few ways that you can leave a lasting impact on our local and regional community of families:

• Charitable Remainder Trusts
• Gifts of Life Insurance
• Gifts of Real Estate
• Gifts of Retirement Plans
• Gifts of Securities
• Wills & Bequests

Please contact Mark Hohnstreiter, Development Officer at 575-527-8799  to discuss arrangements such as these. He would be pleased to meet with you and your personal advisors to create a plan that benefits all.

Donations made to Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Please check with your accountant to verify you are receiving the appropriate tax deduction allowed.