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Oil and Gas Association donations benefit local nonprofits

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The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association’s (NMOGA) Brighter Future Fund awarded $100,000 in grant funds in November to 15 New Mexico nonprofits, including three based in Las Cruces, NMOGA said in a news release.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region received $7,500, El Caldito soup kitchen received $5,000 and the New Mexico State University Foundation received $10,000, NMOGA said in a news release.

The Brighter Future Fund has awarded more than $400,000 to nonprofits since 2019.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to partner with NMOGA, and the Brighter Future Fund,” said Big Brother Big Sisters Mountain Region Executive Director Beth Hoffman. “Being awarded these grant funds will allow us to expand our program more efficiently across southern New Mexico. Partnerships like these are so important to the growth of programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters. Thank you for being ‘Defenders of Potential,’ NMOGA!”

“El Caldito is beyond grateful for the $5,000 awarded from the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association,” said El Caldito Soup Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator/Kitchen Administrator Diane D’Ambrosio. “We are a smaller organization not often recognized, so when we have funders like this acknowledge our mission and what we do, we are thankful. These funds will help the soup kitchen continue to serve a hot, nutritious meal that every person deserves.”

Visit www.bbbsmountainregion.org, support.nmsu.edu and www.elcalditolc.org.