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Del Norte LOV Foundation

Living Our Vision for New Mexico youth and families

A foundation of hope. Big changes happen when we all come together.

Our mission is to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico.

The Del Norte LOV Foundation is employee-driven and is committed to advocating for the communities Del Norte Credit Union serves, promoting financial literacy, and improving lives for the youth and their families.

We understand that investing our efforts will positively impact the future for us all. We especially want to support the well-being of youth and their families through life-stages, such as early childhood development, educational, vocational, and scholarship opportunities.

What We Do

The Del Norte LOV Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2018. Del Norte LOV Foundation memberships help us improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico by implementing these important philanthropic programs:

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    Employee Giving

    DNCU Employees give back. Teen Day Tuesdays / Employee Giving is a program where staff generously donate charitable contributions through their payroll deductions.

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    Grantmaking

    Scheduled funding to nonprofits based in New Mexico that Improve Lives. NOTE: The 2021 Spring Cycle Community Grant-Making program is now closed. Please check this space again for information on future funding opportunities.

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    Scholarships

    Expand members’ educational aspirations for a better future and to improve their lives through education by providing scholarships and assisting eligible credit union members.

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    Sponsorships

    Year-round event sponsorships for local nonprofits focused on community support.

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    Financial Literacy

    Advocating and enhancing DNCU’s financial education programming through outreach, partnerships, and events.

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    Community Engagement

    Direct programs and events, focusing on financial literacy, education, and volunteerism.

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LOV Foundation Events

Del Norte LOV Foundation is proud to host upcoming community engagement events to Improve Lives of youth and families in New Mexico.

We hope you can join us!

 

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Apply For A Sponsorship

Del Norte LOV Foundation is proud to provide year-round event sponsorships for local nonprofits.

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Apply For A Grant

The Del Norte LOV Foundation is thrilled to announce its bi-annual grant-making program, which is a special, programmatic funding opportunity for local nonprofits.

NOTE: The 2021 Spring Cycle Community Grant-Making program is now closed. Please check this space again for information on future funding opportunities.

Get Involved

Interested in learning more? Please complete all fields below and you will be part of the Del Norte LOV Foundation community of supporters. Your information provided will allow us to send you future Del Norte LOV Foundation communications.

Further questions? Contact Del Norte LOV Foundation Director, Connie Tooker Nuñez directly at 505-455-5456.

Note: Please do not include any confidential information such as passwords in your message.

Who We Are

Del Norte LOV Foundation consists of dedicated community members to advance its mission and broaden its philanthropic programs.

Del Norte LOV Foundation Board

  • Deb Salazar, President – DNCU Chief Experience Officer
  • Kim Currie, Vice President – DNCU Chief Marketing Officer
  • Eric Baldonado, Secretary – DNCU VP Business Deposit Services & Development
  • Nathana Bird, Member – Associate Director, Tewa Women United
  • Lauren McDaniel, Member – Director, Los Alamos MainStreet
  • Marie Longserre, Advisory Member – President & CEO, Santa Fe Business Incubator
  • Danille Holbrook, DNCU Mortgage Underwriter

Del Norte LOV Foundation Staff

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    Connie Tooker Nuñez

    Del Norte LOV Foundation Director

    Connie joined DNCU as its LOV Foundation Director in June 2020. She is passionately proud to lead the philanthropic arm of DNCU.

    Email Connie

    TEL: (505) 455-5456

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    Kristi L. Salazar

    Community Engagement Specialist

    Kristi joined DNCU in August 2019 and positively supports the philanthropic programs of the LOV Foundation and DNCU community engagement efforts.

    TEL: (505) 455-5455

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

LOV stands for Living Our Vision, in that the employee-driven Del Norte LOV Foundation is committed to advocating for the communities DNCU serves and to promote financial literacy, volunteerism, education, and improving lives for the youth and their families.

We understand that investing our efforts with the youth will positively impact the future for us all. We especially want to support the well-being of youth and their families through life-stages, such as early childhood development, educational, vocational, and scholarship opportunities.

Yes, Del Norte LOV Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 public charity nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID or EIN number is 82-4777209.

The mission of Del Norte LOV Foundation is to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico.

The Del Norte LOV Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of Del Norte Credit Union and is an extension of DNCU. The Del Norte LOV Foundation was created by DNCU employees and is committed to improving the lives of youth and families in the communities that DNCU serves. The Foundation implements these philanthropic programs on behalf of DNCU: scholarships, sponsorships, grant-making, employee giving, special fundraising, and community engagement with an emphasis on financial literacy, education, and volunteerism.

Please contact Del Norte LOV Foundation Director, Connie Tooker Nuñez at 505-455-5456 or use our Get Involved Form to send a message to the Del Norte LOV Foundation.

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