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City of Albuquerque Releases 2nd Annual State of Partnerships Report

City is the largest funder of local nonprofits, partnering with 240 agencies to support Albuquerque.

Nov. 29, 2022

The City has released its 2nd Annual State of Partnerships Report, which documents and celebrates the work the City does with over 200 partner agencies. The report outlines the many ways the City partners with community organizations to enrich Albuquerque, including fees for services, sponsorships, and grants for diverse projects.

Along with highlighting nonprofit partners’ work, the report also shows the economic impact of these partnerships. In 2021, the City awarded $63.7 million in contracts to nonprofits, and employment among these partner organizations contributes over $300 million to Albuquerque.

In the opening message of the report, Mayor Tim Keller says, “These organizations have been critical leaders in the city’s response to some of our greatest challenges in the last year and a half… The broader results of this work are tangible and seen in the security and wellbeing of Burqueños every day.”

The 10 City departments that work with nonprofits provided data as well as descriptions of projects that highlight some of the most unique partnerships. These projects address critical issues like increasing organizations’ capacity to provide existing and new services, meals, housing, jobs for artists, health resources, senior programming, and even direct aid to families. Family and Community Services alone coordinates over 70 partnerships with local nonprofits to help provide services for families and folks in need.

“This report reflects the ongoing effort to design partnerships that are accessible and that have the growth of community in mind. More than anything, it’s way to celebrate innovative, high impact partnerships that come out of connecting to local nonprofits,” said Mariah Harrison, Nonprofit and Philanthropy Coordinator for the City of Albuquerque.

Included in the report is a discussion on how CARES and ARPA funds were utilized for Covid-19 response, in addition to information on the Gibson Health Hub and new Albuquerque Community Safety department. Data and highlights for the One Albuquerque Fund, a nonprofit started by Mayor Keller to help address some of Albuquerque’s most pressing challenges, are also included.

The full report can be found here.