Community. Cannabis. Caring.

The Verdes Foundation is a licensed nonprofit producer that cares about giving back to the community we serve. We aim to bolster the community through charitable giving and sponsorships that will positively impact New Mexico.

The Verdes Foundation’s top funding priorities are supporting organizations and missions that:

  • Improve the lives of patients with statutory approved cannabis conditions;
  • Support the wellbeing of orphaned animals; 
  • Improve high school graduation rates in New Mexico; or
  • Focus on social justice including: civil rights, immigrant rights, and juvenile justice 

Additional support may be available to organizations that fall outside of our top funding priorities as identified by the community relations team.

Verdes has provided funding for numerous organizations throughout the area including: Epilepsy Support & Education Services, Inc., Doberman Rescue of New Mexico, New Day Youth & Family Services, Wildlife West, an animal sanctuary in the East Mountain area; Students for Sensible Drug Policy; and Animal Protection of New Mexico.

The funding cycle for 2018 is closed.
Please check back in January 2019.

Highlighted Social Profits

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To inspire and unite community, fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship, and a creative space for the arts.

With a 21-year organizational focus on juvenile justice, Keshet’s target program population is Incarcerated and paroling youth in the State of New Mexico, ages 12-21.

Verdes Funding Criteria: A focus on social justice including (civil rights, immigrant rights, and juvenile justice)

Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico (LDRNM) is a rescue organization whose mission is to recover, rehabilitate and permanently rehome New Mexico’s small companion dogs who find themselves living in shelters, unsuitable homes or navigating other harsh conditions.

Verdes Funding Criteria: Supporting the well being of orphaned animals

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Casa Esperanza New Mexico’s House of Hope provides a “Home Away from Home” for families facing cancer and other serious medical illnesses.

Verdes Funding Criteria: Improve the lives of patients with statutory approved cannabis conditions

Medically Orphaned Pets (MOPs)

In 2015, The Verdes Foundation created a separate nonprofit dedicated to finding homes for pets whose caregiver has become unable to care for them due to medical illness. Medically Orphaned Pets, known as MOPS, was created to help find forever homes for these animals. MOPS provides temporary foster care and works to find homes for these pets, while paying for the animal’s healthcare needs. If you would like to support MOPs, please contact Shawna Brown at sbrown@verdesfoundation.org.

The Green Team

The Green Team an initiative that engages the cannabis community in service driven projects.

The Green Team’s first project took place through a back to school drive supported by The Verdes Foundation, Bhang New Mexico, Sandia Botanicals, AHL Year Round Garden Supply and Southwest Capital Bank. Collectively the group donated over 250 backpacks and general school supplies to Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) in partnership with the Corporate Volunteer Council.

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Click here to sign up to support the Green Team