New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI)

As a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status, the Foundation for the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) is charged with raising the necessary funds to preserve and augment programs and services for New Mexico’s students who are blind and visually impaired. Students throughout New Mexico, from birth through high school graduation, receive training services that prepare them for adulthood.

Educational Success

Students with visual impairment or blindness have unique learning needs that require specialized instruction. The Foundation provides technology, Braille materials, specialized equipment as well as training for educators in the field of blindness. Donations give each student access learning and progress towards independence.

Independent Living

Independence has many aspects and the NMSBVI Foundation meets the unique needs of learners whose goals include leaving home for advanced education or job training. Funding is needed to provide job coaches, independent living experiences and specialized technology to help students who are blind work in a sighted world.

Need for Donations

As a land-grant school, NMSBVI is fortunate to receive funding through New Mexico’s land trust each year. Expanding enrollments and statewide programming needs have far outstripped the funding that is generated by the land trust. As a result,NMSBVI must rely on additional funding sources to support its growing programs.


Contact us today at
505-271-3064 (Albuquerque)
or 575-439-4449 (Alamogordo)
to learn how your tax-deductible donation
can help the visually impaired children
in New Mexico.