Growing opportunity so that all New Mexico students can reach their potential.

We invest in talented New Mexico educators who launch, grow and reimagine transformational schools that put the needs of children and families first.

Our Purpose

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.

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Our Investments

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.

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Our Approach

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.

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Our Impact

Through our grantmaking, we have helped grow a portfolio of New Mexico public schools that will serve close to 8,000 students at-scale and, in aggregate, significantly outperforms similar schools and districts.

Our partner schools have leveraged our first-in grant dollars to raise an additional $62 million in private, public, and facility funding.

We have launched programming that has already engaged hundreds of educators, parents, and local civic leaders.

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Help us ensure that all New Mexico children can access a world-class public school education

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