The Resilient Communities Fund is the flagship program of the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance. Since launch of the program in 2014, the NMRA has made community development awards to 52 local organizations in rural and underserved New Mexico communities. To date, investments totaling $187,000 have been locally matched by nearly $500,000 in cash and in-kind resources, more than 7,000 hours of volunteer time donated by 1,200+ community members, and $200,000 in technical assistance provided by the New Mexico MainStreet Program.

The Resilient Communities Fund focuses on projects in the following priority areas:

Design & Planning / Placemaking

Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Organizational Capacity Building

Civic / Youth Engagement

Marketing & Promotions

Food Security & Environmental Stewardship
2017 Resilient Communities Fund Awards
New Mexico MainStreet Awards (in partnership with the McCune Charitable Foundation):

  • ​​Alamogordo MainStreet, Façade Improvements

  • Barelas Community Coalition, Capacity Building

  • Corrales MainStreet, Pocket Park Construction

  • Deming MainStreet, Façade Improvements

  • Farmington MainStreet, Pocket Park Construction

  • Gallup MainStreet, Business Succession Planning

  • Harding County MainStreet, Mural Restoration

  • Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, Mural Project

  • Lovington MainStreet, Façade Improvements

  • Portales MainStreet, Capacity Building

  • MainStreet Roswell, Façade Improvements

  • Silver City MainStreet, Streetscape Enhancements

  • South Valley MainStreet, Economic Development Planning

  • Zuni Pueblo MainStreet, Capacity Building

General Resilient Communities Fund Awards (in partnership with the NM Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Nusenda Foundation, and private donors):

  • Doña Ana Communities United, Lisa Drive Connectivity Project Engagement in Chaparral

  • Carrizozo Works, Inc., Carrizozo Heritage Greenway Trail Constrution

  • Architecture for Everybody, Architecture of Acoma Pueblo Website & Learning Modules

2016 Resilient Communities Fund Awards
Made to New Mexico MainStreet affiliated projects in partnership with the McCune Charitable Foundation:

  • Alamogordo MainStreet, Organizational Capacity Building

  • Barelas MainStreet, Calle Cuarta Marketplace: Barelas Food, Arts, and Culture Business Incubator

  • Belen MainStreet Partnership, A Facelift for Downtown

  • Eagle Nest Signature Event Development

  • Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Co-Working Space

  • Mora Cultural Plan

  • Mountainair Community Town Square, Monte Alto Plaza

  • Silver City Arts and Cultural District, "Water For All"

  • MainStreet Truth or Consequences, Buckhorn Art Park

  • Village of Santa Clara, Facade Improvement Program

  • Villanueva, El Valle Youth Farm to Market

  • Tularosa,  Downtown Arts and Cultural Assets Promotion

  • Tucumcari, Great Blocks on Main Street Outreach