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Donors set up individual funds ($5,000 minimum) with a specific focus to fulfill their wishes. Some funds are endowed and others are donor advised pass-through funds.

Accountability is assured with bi-annual statements using foundation specific software from Foundant Inc. Fund Partner application package available upon request.

The Foundation is the caretaker of donor funds that will continue to favorably impact the community in perpetuity. Unless otherwise specified, the endowed funds are held in trust permanently, with only the income being distributed for the charitable purposes defined by our donors. Several types of funds can be set up within the Foundation by donors. Indeed, they can name the fund that they endow for themselves, a spouse or family member, a company or special friend. Fund names can convey a specific goal or purpose and often hold a special meaning for the donor. Annual financial audits and reports to donors ensure the Foundation’s integrity with regard to its sound financial practices and charitable goals. The maximum tax advantages provided by law are possible with contributions to the Community Foundation of Lincoln County.


Bennett Scholarship Endowment Fund
Burdine Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

Burdine Family Scholarship Pass-through Fund
Chili Currier ENMU - Ruidoso Endowment Fund

Chili Currier ENMU - Ruidoso Scholarship Fund

Coach Bob Cerny Memorial Scholarship Fund
Corona Land Owners Association's Community Fund

Community Foundation Lincoln County Legacy Fund

 Eddy McMinn/Johnson/Belmont Scholarship Fund
ENMU - Ruidoso Foundation Investment Fund
Friends of Historic Lincoln Fund

Fusion Foundation for Community Wellness Fund

Christine Russell Harkey Orphan’s Food Endowment Fund
Jack Nelson Harkey and Christine Russell Harkey Legacy Fund

Here Comes the Sun Fund

Hope Harbor Fund
Humane Society of Lincoln County Fund

John Ashcraft Scholarship Fund

Lincoln County Farm and Livestock Bureau Fund

Lincoln County Arts Grant Fund

Mike Gladden Memorial Scholarship Fund

R.G. Woodard Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ruidoso Hospice Foundation Fund

Ruidoso Municipal Schools Investment Fund

Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce Fund

Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Fund
Sky Islands Foundation

The Shelter Fund

Zachary Eiland Memorial Scholarship Fund. 



•• When sending a check please pay to Community Foundation of

Lincoln County. Designate fund on memo line.


•• Donate to any individual fund above. Undesignated donations

will go to the Legacy Fund

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