NonProfit Alliance & Community Foundation




Nonprofit alliance & Community Foundation



Connecting Non-Profits and the Community 

The Chamber works to support our local nonprofits through the Nonprofit Alliance (NPA). This initiative seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships among the nonprofit, private and public sectors in order to help improve quality of life in the area. The NPA strives to raise awareness of the economic impact, needs and values of local non-profit organizations.

c/o Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce
4201 Crestview DR SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

The Rio Rancho Community Foundation

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN#26-1266139

Email: | Telephone: (505) 892-1533 | Fax: (505) 892-6157

Rio Rancho Community Foundation

The Rio Rancho Community Foundation is a primary source for philanthropy within Sandoval County.  We connect people, non-profits and resources to benefit all within the Region. We work with non-profits, and philanthropists to raise money so that organizations have the resources to make an impact in our community.

2024 Rio Rancho Community Foundation Gala

Saturday, September 28th

Santa Ana Casino Hotel

2024 Rio Rancho Community Foundation “Tropical Nights”

Annually the Gala is the premier event held to raise funds for Grants to local nonprofits in our community.

The 2024 Gala is Saturday, Sept 28, 2024 at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

“Tropical Nights”  Attire – Formal

5:00 pm VIP Access – top tier private select liquor & cigar bar

6:00 pm check in & reception, online auction bidding, and gift card pull

7:30 pm dinner seating and program begins


2023 Grant Recipients


Early Learning Preschool

Haven House Inc.

Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico

Loving Thunder Therapeutic Rding Inc.

R4 Creating


Rio Rancho Creative Crossroads

Total Grants: $23,000

Donate to the Community Foundation

The Foundation has raised money to support a wide range of organizations develop to deliver a personal approach to charitable giving. Our largest fundraiser of the year is the Mayor’s Gala which is held annually in the fall, and we gladly accept donations throughout the year at the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce Location.

Volunteer with the Community Foundation

Interested in volunteering with the Rio Rancho Community Foundation? Please fill out the inquiry form below and we’ll contact you.

Nonprofit Alliance Meetings

The NPA holds meetings for Nonprofit Executive Directors to explore topics related to nonprofit management and provides a forum to review opportunities and challenges facing this sector.

Nonprofit Alliance Meetings are held at the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce. Please check the Events Calendar for dates and times.

For more information on the Nonprofit Alliance contact Jerry Schalow at 892-1533

Rio Rancho Nonprofits

A Park Above, Inc.
All inclusive park

Rio Rancho Youth Chorus/ Crossroads
Rio Rancho Art – Rio Rancho Players (all age theater), Rio Rancho Youth Chorus (grades 6-12), Squeaky Shoe Project (art giving back to Rio Rancho).

Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter
Risk reduction, early detection, quality care, and support

Junior Achievement
K- 12 youth foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills

Social Services 

Disability Work Assistance

St. Felix Pantry
Nonprofit & Social Services

City of Vision Civitan Club
Personal  & Commuity Development

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico
Family Support Services

Youth STEM Support & Education

Haven House
Domestic Violence Services
Support Services
Family Support Services

Tell Us About Yourself Inc.
Career support & education


Bead Society of New Mexico

Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship

New Mexico Philharmonic Inc.

Five Sandoval County Indian Pueblos

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity

Meals on Wheels New Mexico

New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation

The Grief Center of New Mexico