Growing Up New Mexico

All children and families thive.

Santa Fe, NM   |
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Growing Up New Mexico

EIN: 85-0163601


To engage the whole community, bringing together people and resources to create increased opportunities for young children and the adults in their lives to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

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President & CEO

Kate Noble

Main address

440 Cerrillos Rd Ste A

Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA

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Subject area info

Early childhood education

Child care

Child development

Parent education

Human services

Population served info

Infants and toddlers





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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pre-K and Childcare

Our program for children six weeks to four years of age recognizes every child’s natural joy for learning. We offer a quality early education experience that draws on innovation and research—and children’s innate curiosity—to prepare students for success in kindergarten and far beyond.

Population(s) Served

Our home visiting program provides support for parents—prenatally through the first five years of a child’s life. Weekly visits by trained professionals offer individual and family support, guidance, and resources that promote confident, healthy, and happy families.

Population(s) Served

Prenatal and postpartum support beginning at the end of pregnancy, lasting through the first 6 weeks after baby arrives. Lactation professionals support parents with infant feeding, infant development, postpartum recovery, and provide connections to community resources

Population(s) Served

Many families use home-based caregivers for child care. This innovative program provide support and resources for caregivers to gain valuable insights into child development, healthy attachment, early education, and business practices. Providers can be licensed, registered, or have more informal operations, and can access incentives, coaching, peer networks and more

Population(s) Served

Founded by Dolly Parton in 1995, the Imagination Library Program helps to boost reading among young children and their families. Every month, a book selected by a panel of experts is delivered for free to the family’s mailbox—from the time a child is born until the age of five.

Population(s) Served

Bridges to Opportunity provides one-on-one guidance for families, meeting them where they are with compassion and without judgement. The program promotes long-term resiliency by connecting families to community resources and other tools needed to thrive. Above all, Bridges to Opportunity empowers families to be their own goal setters, problem solvers, and advocates in order to reach their full potential.

Population(s) Served

Alongside deep community listening, all of our programs
and operations inform our policy work with the goal of
growing an efficient and effective system of education and
care throughout the state of New Mexico. Working through
public and private partnerships, we advocate for concrete
improvements and provide information, analysis and other
support for key decision makers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families served

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children, Infants and toddlers, Caregivers, Families, Parents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Employ multi-generational model that provides opportunities for young children and the adults who care for them.
2. Demonstrate/implement effective and proven early childhood strategies, up to 5 years old, focused on quality and building opportunity.
3. Prepare young children and families to enter kindergarten ready to thrive.
4. Advocate for effective early childhood policies focused on quality and accountability.

• Maintain and grow Great Start Family Support, Growing Up NM Home Visiting, PreK & Child Care at Kaune, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
• Strengthen and grow Bridges to Opportunity locally and into neighboring counties
• Increase support for home-based providers through FFN, HBCC Networks, HBCC Accelerator, and Escalones
• Support legislation, rules, local advocacy, and administrative practice to strengthen early childhood systems with research, fact-finding, and best practices
• Stabilize and improve early education and care as a critical foundation to the economy and workforce

1. Intentionally Confront Inequity of Access to Opportunities for Marginalized Families
2. Strengthen Multi-Generation Framework Across all Existing and New Programs
3. Integrate and Align Policy and Programs
4. Program Design Innovation
5. Early Learning Center
o Continuum of care through prenatal to five family support programs
o Long-term plan for updates and remodel of building and grounds (capital campaign)
6. Broaden State-Wide Reach and Audience
o Policy, Bridges, Home Visiting, child care, and HBCC provider support
7. Community Engagement Across the State to Inform Policy
o Statewide Family Leadership Council
o Santa Fe Family Leadership Council
o Cohorts, coalitions, and networks


Growing Up New Mexico
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Growing Up NM Audit Report 2021 Growing Up NM Audit Report
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.37 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Growing Up New Mexico

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Growing Up New Mexico’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $691,205 $1,295,386 -$1,608,102 $282,451 -$207,483
As % of expenses 20.4% 31.9% -34.5% 6.3% -4.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $661,487 $1,184,924 -$1,720,581 $177,991 -$311,618
As % of expenses 19.4% 28.4% -36.0% 3.9% -5.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,972,885 $3,585,809 $4,400,237 $5,910,890 $4,686,891
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.3% -9.7% 22.7% 34.3% -20.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Government grants 27.1% 36.5% 53.2% 41.7% 50.2%
All other grants and contributions 67.3% 52.0% 38.6% 57.2% 46.9%
Other revenue 5.2% 11.3% 8.1% 1.1% 2.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,385,377 $4,054,632 $4,663,575 $4,489,222 $5,199,681
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.2% 19.8% 15.0% -3.7% 15.8%
Personnel 56.8% 59.9% 60.3% 68.3% 64.5%
Professional fees 8.1% 10.4% 21.0% 10.4% 12.9%
Occupancy 5.5% 4.3% 3.7% 3.7% 3.5%
Interest 1.8% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.4% 1.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 27.4% 23.7% 14.7% 17.3% 19.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,415,095 $4,165,094 $4,776,054 $4,593,682 $5,303,816
One month of savings $282,115 $337,886 $388,631 $374,102 $433,307
Debt principal payment $1,021,777 $0 $0 $598,124 $49,583
Fixed asset additions $298,810 $237,511 $229,718 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $5,017,797 $4,740,491 $5,394,403 $5,565,908 $5,786,706

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.8 0.9 1.8 2.2 1.9
Months of cash and investments 5.8 1.3 2.2 2.9 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -5.1 -1.1 -6.0 -5.2 -5.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,362,556 $303,494 $689,477 $824,822 $841,437
Investments $268,338 $133,240 $168,742 $268,665 $278,312
Receivables $535,296 $750,660 $410,531 $1,045,616 $769,819
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,739,526 $3,977,037 $4,206,755 $4,125,972 $4,135,670
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 5.5% 8.0% 10.2% 13.0% 15.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.9% 10.8% 21.7% 7.4% 14.6%
Unrestricted net assets $1,989,123 $3,174,047 $1,453,466 $1,631,457 $1,319,839
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,317,769 $1,062,493 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $1,635,394 $126,431 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,953,163 $1,188,924 $2,538,131 $3,722,465 $3,357,493
Total net assets $4,942,286 $4,362,971 $3,991,597 $5,353,922 $4,677,332

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President & CEO

Kate Noble

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/18/2023
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Board chair

Brian Lewis

Sun Mountain Capital

Carl Luff

White & Luff Financial

Stacy Quinn


Barb Rand

Community Volunteer

Lynda Gavioli

Children's Advocate

William Garcia

Carol Johnson

Public Health Nutrition Consultant

Nancy King

Montgomery & Andrews Law Firm

Bud Hamilton

Trudy Swint

Susie Harburg

Michael Patterson

Kelly Pope

Kate Noble

Growing Up New Mexico

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/18/2023

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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