Major Gift Campaign

The NMC performs basic research that addresses global grand challenges. We seek to improve the future for the most vulnerable through our research.  Our development campaign raises funds to pursue innovations that will transform agriculture and medicine to meet the challenges of the next century. 


The Benefits of Giving

How to Give



Seed Research Campaign – Goal: $1M Annually

Exploratory research targeted at global grand challenges.

NMC researchers continually identify intriguing possibilities for scientific discovery as they pursue their larger research agendas. Our senior scientists use these funds to capitalize rapidly on their insights and drive the direction of this fast-moving field of research. We prioritize the use of these funds through an internal competitive process. These research funds integrate early career New Mexico University faculty into NMC’s plant biology research initiatives and help recruit the best researchers to our state.  Seed research programs can also be leveraged to bring additional research funding to New Mexico.

Equipment and Infrastructure Campaign - $10M Capital Campaign

Build NMC’s core “omics” capabilities.

NMC’s cell characterization capability depends on rapidly developing technology.  Our Equipment and Infrastructure capital campaign invests in the infrastructure that drives cutting edge research at the NMC. This campaign provides critical matching funds for research dollars from sources like the USDA and foundations.

Training Programs Campaign - Goal: $500K Annually provides support for 10 to 15 students

Provide hands-on technical training opportunities for New Mexico students.

The NMC provides internships and training programs for students in New Mexico and across the nation.  We are continually expand our hands-on technical training opportunities for students. Students work in in our greenhouse and laboratory as technicians or directly support research programs. These programs provide on the job training for careers in bio-technology.


The NMC researchers would like to engage with the people who care about what we do; our contributors become part of our community. We recognize four levels of individual and corporate contributors.  Through our donor program, we seek to build our community and engage in a dialogue on the mission and impact of our work with the people who care about what we do.  

  • Member (Up to $9,999) – NMC holds lecture series and workshops for our members where we explore our research and its impact on the world. Members have priority for unique volunteer opportunities to engage in our programs.
  • Patron  ($10,000 to $49,999) - Patrons receive the benefits of Members and may participate in private tours of our programs and family nights.
  • Benefactor ($50,000 to $499,999) – Benefactors have the benefits of Members and Patrons.  They are also invited to participate our Business Network.  This group advises on the strategy and direction of our development efforts and our research.. 
  • Partner ($500,000+) – Partners receive the benefits of other contribution levels.  They also may establish a relationship with our research teams, work with specific teams to establish research goals and investigate their impact.  They have opportunities to engage with the teams as they work. 

Partners, Benefactors and Patrons receive individual recognition in our lobby, on our website and in donor recognition publications.  We offer Partners and Benefactors naming opportunities in our laboratory and recognize Partners and Benefactors at our public events and in our pamphlets. Partners also receive unique naming opportunities and are recognized in all press releases and publications related to our Plant Biology initiative.  

How to Give

Your investment in the New Mexico consortium will make difference for New Mexico and for the world. There are many ways to support the NMC.

Donations of cash and annual pledge commitments can be made by check or credit card:

  • By Check: Please make checks to "New Mexico Consortium" and mail to NMC, 4200 West Jemez, Suite 301, Los Alamos, NM, 87544.
  • By Credit or Debit Card: Contact the Director of Community Relations to set up your payment over the phone

Gifts of appreciated assets are often a tax-efficient way to make charitable gifts compared to cash. Most gifts of appreciated assets that you have held long term (defined as more than one year) are fully deductible at fair market value, and you do not incur a tax on unrealized capital gain.  

With a bequest, you designate either a fixed amount or a percentage of the remainder of your estate to charity upon death. This gift will be free of estate or other taxes. If you contact the NMC regarding your intentions, you can be recognized now for your commitment to this future contribution, and you will have the option to designate your gift for a specific purpose.

Contact the Director of Community Relations to explore pledge and giving options, gifts to honor or remember others, as well as giving societies and naming opportunities.


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