Support Our Mission

Let’s help the next generation of students have more than we had.
Below are two clickable links to support Chicano Programs.

Chicano Programs Department Fund (Click Me)

This is our main fund used to support our students at NMSU. With the right tools we can expand our reach and services offered, such as better equipment and beginning a library at Chicano Programs.

Chicano Programs Alumni Scholarship Fund (Click Me)

Every year, Chicano Programs Alumni provides scholarships for students based on merit and on need. Applicants are taken from the general NMSU Scholar Dollar application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a donation by check or money order?

Yes. Please make your check or money order payable to “NMSU Foundation” and specify the area of donation (Chicano Programs Department OR Chicano Programs Alumni Scholarship) from above in the memo line.
You can mail your donations directly to NMSU Foundation (ensure area of donation is specified in check memo) at
  • NMSU Foundation
  • PO Box 3590
  • Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, to the extent allowable by law. The NMSU Foundation is a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization that is structurally separate from NMSU and exists solely for NMSU’s benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University.

Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes. We receipt all gifts in accordance with IRS guidelines. If you give online, you will also receive a confirmation of your gift via email.

How does the Foundation match online donations with its donor records?

The Foundation’s gift accounting department analyzes each online gift to verify whether the donor is a graduate, long-time supporter, and or a new donor to the site. Staff members review name and address information (residence and business), graduation dates, and any other comments associated with the gift to correctly match the online donation with the correct donor.

Is it safe to make a gift online?

Yes. The NMSU Foundation uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. The NMSU Foundation adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. The purpose of the policy is to “assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support.”