Funders & Partners

New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC) is a private registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, serving as an umbrella for the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program.

NMCC’s Program are made possible by support from:

  • Equality Can’t Wait Challenge Hosts:
    • Pivotal Ventures
    • Melinda French Gates’ Investment and Incubation Company
    • MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett
    • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
    • in partnership with Lever for Change
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI)
  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • Small Business Association (SBA)
  • Native American Agricultural Fund (NAAF)
  • Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • New Mexico Foundation
  • Tamalpais Trust
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • Swift Foundation
  • Isora Foundation
  • Throdosia Ferguson
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • Nourish
  • New Mexico Farmers Market Association
  • Amerind Risk

If you are interested in supporting the work of the NEIR program either programmatically or in sustainable operations, please contact Liz Gamboa,

Our Goals

Recognizing the need to develop and grow Native American entrepreneurial businesses with these goals:

  • Reduce “economic leakage” in Tribal communities
  • Retain and grow circulation of money earned via development of local entrepreneurship
  • Create Tribal economic diversification, growth, and sustainability
  • Strengthen skill sets
  • Move from a state of “possibility” to a state of “probability” in Tribal economic growth
  • Grow the reality and awareness of high performing Native American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

Additional on-going support to sustain and expand the NEIR program is always welcome.