Your gift heals hearts and provides hope for our grieving community!

As finances are uncertain when someone dies, The Grief Center never charges families or adults to receive the support they need to mend their broken heart. Your donation makes these free services possible. Give today!

Make a donation in honor of or in memory of your loved one today!

How to Donate

How your gift makes a difference:

$50 – Provides a portion of materials for one free grief workshop
$100 – Provides materials for the Grief Resource Library
$250 – Provides dinner for a group night
$750 – Provides a year of support groups and workshops for one participant
$1,250 – Provides our Camp Corazon experience to three children
$2,500 – Provides one year of Bereavement Facilitator Training
$5,000 – Supports one year of grief curricula and materials for grief groups.

Additional Donation Options

To get started, click on the blue DAF Direct logo!

What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets.

How does it work?
Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to the Grief Center (GC), a partner of the DAF program.

Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free) and recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.

Contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support the GC via stock. (Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.)

Did you know that upon your request, your IRA Advisor can donate your IRA distribution to the Grief Center?

Top 3 Reasons for Charitable Gifts of IRA 

1. The distribution can fulfill part or all of the required minimum distribution for those over 70 1/2 without increasing taxable income, which can impact taxes on social security income and Medicare premiums.

2. The taxes saved can make the distribution much more tax efficient than donating directly to a charity. This will be particularly relevant with the changes in the standard deduction which will lead to fewer people itemizing deductions.

3. For individuals with large amounts in both IRA and taxable investment accounts who have been both charitable and individual beneficiaries, distributing out of the IRA as part of an estate settlement can leave a much higher after after-tax inheritance for family members. 

And, you no longer have to wait until the end of the year to allocate IRA distributions! 3 Easy Steps
 1. Contact your IRA Advisor to find out what your minimum distribution is.

2. Ask your IRA Advisor for their Distribution Request Form (Each bank will have their own form. Here is an EXAMPLE.)

3. Fill out the form and submit to your advisor. Contact the Grief Center at 505-323-0478 or for more information!

Does your employer match charitable contributions? Here are a few local companies that do: 

Bank of America
Chevron Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
Gap Inc.
General Electric
General Mills
Hewlett Packard, Inc.
Home Depot
Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin
Los Alamos National Laboratories
Merck & Co.
Prudential Financial

Did you know you can support The Grief Center every time you shop at Smith’s?  Get all the details here and start giving!

On step 2, search: “The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico”

When logged into your account in the Walmart App or on, you can sign up to Round Up your change to support The Grief Center! Click here to visit our profile and select us as your preferred charity or go to your account, click on the “Giving & Impact” tab, and search “Childrens Grief Center of New Mexico” with no apostrophe in childrens.

(Not available for in-store or Walmart Pay purchases. You will be able to opt in and out at checkout.)

Circle of Hope is a special group of community members who donate monthly through an automated on-line donation.  This no-hassle option lets you pick an amount to give each month. Circle of Hope members are vital to sustaining these programs, and receive a special monthly update and thank you letter. Join today by filling out the donation box to the left and selecting the recurring donation option!

If contributing an appreciated stock is right for you, click here to request the specific instructions you’ll need to gift your contribution to GC.  Mil Gracias!!  You’ve helped a hurting family.

Why Donate Stock to the Grief Center?  According to, the move can be a win/win for both the donor and the organization:

1. Giving appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year is better than giving cash. If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago – and if you itemize deductions — you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock then gave the charity the cash proceeds. You can deduct the fair market value only if you hold the stock for more than a year before giving it away. If you’ve held it for less than a year, your deduction is limited to your cost basis — what you paid for the stock — not the current value.

2. If it’s a losing stock, it’s better to sell it and give the cash. If the stock has lost value, it’s better to sell the stock first and give the cash to the charity. You’ll still be able to deduct your charitable donation if you itemize, but you’ll also be able to take a capital loss when you sell the investment.

3. Ask the charity and brokerage firm about the procedure and time frame for giving stock. Most banks and brokerage firms require a letter of instruction or letter of authorization to transfer the shares to charity, and a mutual fund company may have a special form. It’s a good idea to start the process at least a week before December 31, so the transfer has plenty of time to be completed during the holidays. Jane Wilton, general counsel for the New York Community Trust, recommends transferring mutual fund shares a few weeks earlier. “Some mutual fund companies are faster than others,” she says.

Contact the Grief Center at 505-323-0478 or for more information!

The Legacy Society of the Grief Center of New Mexico consists of men, women and families from all walks of life who have made a commitment to support bereaved youth and families with a “planned gift.”

Planned Gifts include Estate Bequests (designating the Grief Center as a beneficiary in your will), Life Insurance Policies or Annuities that benefit the Grief Center, or gifts of assets such as stocks and real estate.

There are many ways to give that benefit both the donor and the recipient – in this case, young people who are grieving the death of a loved one and finding solace at the Grief Center.

If you’d like to arrange a planned gift, please let us know.  Membership in our Legacy Society includes invitations to special GC events, special recognition, and connection with like-minded donors who also understand the importance of helping hurting children while they are still children.

Please call (505) 323-0478 or email for more information, or to inform us of your planned gift.

Mil Gracias.  You have helped heal a child’s grieving heart.

If you prefer to send a donation by a check, please make it payable to The Grief Center and mail it to: The Grief Center, The Center for Hope and Healing, 4125 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Questions: reach us at (505) 323-0478 or

Thank you! Mil Gracias!

The Grief Center of New Mexico is a 501c3 not-for-profit (Tax ID # 85-0474099)  and is supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Visit our Guide Star profile to learn more about the GC.

Thanks to these organizations for giving over $100,000 to support those who grieve: