Translate Our Site

One Albuquerque Fund Donates $50,000 to Support Albuquerque Small Businesses

Support for local business fund follows $50,000 support for emergency housing assistance in March

April 27, 2020

We are One Albuquerque: a city that supports each other, especially in times of need. Last week, the One Albuquerque Fund voted to allocate $50,000 towards the City of Albuquerque’s Micro-Business Relief Program, to support Albuquerque businesses that need assistance to overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.

“We are here to support our Albuquerque community,” said Charles Ashley III, President of the One Albuquerque Fund. “We are unlike any other foundation, in that our partnership with the City allows us to help those in need quickly and directly.”

Last month, the One Albuquerque Fund also allocated $50,000 towards emergency housing through the City of Albuquerque’s Family and Community Services Department. These funds are helping those experiencing homelessness receive shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic and are helping prevent eviction for those who are experiencing financial hardship during this time.

“Thank you to the One Albuquerque Fund for standing with our fellow Burquenos at a time when we need to support each other the most,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “This contribution is a big boost to our efforts to help more small, local businesses stay afloat during this public health and economic crisis. We are grateful for all you are doing to lift up our city.” 

The One Albuquerque Fund is able to receive donations towards the support of their core initiatives: housing and homelessness, police recruitment, youth opportunities, and workforce support. The fund is leveraging its strategic partnerships to ensure any specific donations reach the area of support quickly and efficiently.

The One Albuquerque Fund is working to raise more funds by partnering with other organizations, businesses and taking any size of charitable donations. The fund is accepting donations online at www.onealbuquerque.org.

Mayor Keller announced the first round of 140 small business grantees last week. This contribution from the One Albuquerque Fund will enable the City to continue making awards to additional small businesses. 

For official coronavirus information and updates, please visit the City of Albuquerque website: www.cabq.gov.

###

The One Albuquerque Fund is a 501c3 organization. The mission of the One Albuquerque Fund is to connect the community, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to come together to support the people of our city. The fund supports four key initiatives: improving public safety, decreasing homelessness, creating more youth resources and opportunities, and supporting career growth and development, by raising funds that go back into the community.