In an effort to support the needs of individuals and families affected by the Dog Head Fire, which started June 14 in the Cibola National Forest, New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) has established two emergency funds to which gifts and donations may be immediately directed.

Working with local nonprofits to ensure the community is supported with basic supplies and services such as food, clothing, medicine, transportation and temporary housing, NMCF’s Disaster Relief Fund will serve as a repository for donations.  Over the course of the coming weeks, donations to the New Mexico Disaster Relief Fund will be granted to organizations working to support the immediate needs of community members. Donations to this fund can be made here.

Separately, NMCF has established a forest restoration fund that will receive gifts and donations for subsequent grant-making to resource protection agencies and nonprofits committed to stabilizing, reseeding and rehabilitating areas in the Manzano Mountains that have been devastated by the 17,000+-acre fire. Donations to the Dog Head Fire Environmental Restoration Fund can be made here.

Your support to the people and wild land resources of Torrance and Bernalillo counties is an act of profound generosity and compassion.  Your donations will ensure that the land and people of central New Mexico are quickly and gracefully assisted.

In partnership with public agencies and local nonprofit organizations, NMCF stands ready to serve the needs of New Mexico’s most vulnerable people and communities.

Your kind support to the people and lands affected by the Dog Head Fire is deeply appreciated. Please note that you can also mail your donations (designate a fund) to:

135 West Palace Avenue, Suite 301
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Rev. Fr. Rusty Smith, CSB
President & CEO
New Mexico Community Foundation