Funders, Partners and Supporters
Support for WESST comes from a variety of sources.
In every region of New Mexico, WESST’s work is enhanced by collaborative relationships among public, private and nonprofit organizations. Funding partnerships are in place with federal, state and local agencies including the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDFI fund, the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Economic Development, and the City of Albuquerque. Long-term partnerships are also in place with the statewide SBDC Network, SCORE, ACCIÓN New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado and the Loan Fund.
WESST’s six regional offices are funded in part by the SBAs Office of Women’s Business Ownership through its Women’s Business Center program. Support for loan applicants and borrowers is provided through a cooperative agreement with the SBA’s Office of Financial Assistance and its Microloan Program. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, WESST shares a close working relationship with the New Mexico District SBA Office. (The U.S. Small Business Administration’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services offered by WESST).
As of January 1, 2019 the following individuals, corporations, private businesses and public funders have provided $10,000 or more in financial support to WESST:
New Mexico’s renewable energy leader, installing over 2,000 solar systems in New Mexico.
Albuquerque Community Foundation
Leadership . Trust . Legacy
New Mexico's leading news source delivered in print, online and on mobile apps 365 days a year.
Bank of America
The nation's leading financial instituion.
Bank of the West
Offering customers a full range of personal and business products and services.
Capital Certified Development Corporation (Capital CDC)
A leading private, non-profit provider of business financing solutions.
City of Albuquerque
News, resources and events for Albuquerque.
Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world's largest outd advertising companies, empowering advertise
Shaping the future at the intersection of media & technology
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
U.S.Dept of the Treasury, CDFI Fund
El Paso Electric
Electricity for West Texas + Southern New Mexico
First National 1870/Sunflower Bank
A community bank with national strength
Garcia Automotive Group
The Brands You Trust - Over 5,000 Vehicles
An electrical distribution and utility company
JF Maddox Foundation
Investing in Education, Community Development and Social Programs
Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Putting children first
New Mexico Community Foundation
Over 30 years of helping communities thrive
New Mexico Gas
Natural Gas Delivery
New Mexico Oil and Gas Association
NMOGA is dedicated to promoting the safe and responsible development of oil and gas resources.
Public Service Company of New Mexico
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
U.S. Small Business Administration
Sandia National Laboratories
Working to secure a peaceful and free world through technology.
Southwest Capital Bank
Summit Electric Supply
Call 800-998-7800 to reach a service center near you.
The Hearst Foundation
Helping people build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
The Simon Charitable Foundation
A catalyst for innovative change
United Way of Central New Mexico
Our vision is to create supportive communities where people live healthy and productive lives.
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Protecting the health of all Americans.
Thanks to WESST's Board of Directors and staff for their support.
Individuals and Community Leaders Coming Together to Support Small Business Growth
Investing in communities is a way for us to help create future economic growth.
In addition to the cash financial support it receives, WESST’s programs and services are augmented by the volunteer and in-kind contributions of business professionals, individuals, and corporations throughout the year. The value of these in-kind services averages more than $250,000 a year. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of WESST’s supporters list. For additions or corrections, please contact WESST at 505.246.6900.