Excellent Schools New Mexico is a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring that all New Mexico children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and lead healthy, meaningful lives.
We make high-impact grants to our state’s best schools and educators so that more New Mexico children can receive a quality public school education.
We strongly prioritize supporting local, entrepreneurial school leaders who have demonstrated track records of raising student achievement, especially for our state’s most at-risk students.
We support these leaders by providing short-term, catalytic grants to help bring their ideas to fruition. We do not believe that our role is to generate – or dictate – ideas, but instead to support innovation by exceptional individuals who have spent their entire careers working for kids.
New Mexicans care deeply about their public schools, and for years, many organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly to improve our public education system. But our approach is different than current and past efforts.