What We Do

Our Strategies

  • Conducting rigorous research and data analysis.
  • Creating and disseminating reports, policy briefs, and other publications.
  • Educating and informing policy-makers, the news media, and the public, using our research and analysis.
  • Making our research available to communities and other organizations so they may advocate for their specific needs.
  • Identifying and advocating for innovative public policies to improve the lives of New Mexico’s children.
  • Working both at grassroots and governmental levels, often in coalition with other advocacy organizations, business leaders, community groups, and the faith community.
  • Reaching out to and educating the community through various initiatives and events around the state.

Our Initiatives, Coalitions, and Networks

Our research, analysis, and advocacy work is conducted through several initiatives, coalitions, and nationwide networks:

How Advocacy Impacts Kids and Families

In 2010, one of our major funders, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, created videos about some of their grantees as part of their annual report. The video about us explains what we do and how it impacts real children and families. Watch the short, informative video here.

In 2008, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released a report in that takes an in-depth look at 14 New Mexico nonprofits, including NM Voices. The report concludes that every dollar invested in advocacy work like ours reaps more than $157 in benefits to the state’s most vulnerable children and families. Among those benefits cited are the reforms to unemployment insurance, the raise in the minimum wage, and the creation of the working families tax credit. Download the report Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities (58 pages; pdf).

Our Funders and Supporters

Most of our funding comes from private foundations and individuals. We currently have no state or federal funding.

Our National Funders include:

Our New Mexico Funders include:

Nonprofit Partners

Download our annual reports here.