Corporate Philanthropy


At Thornburg Investment Management, we focus, quite simply, on helping investors reach their long-term financial goals. And it’s vitally important to us that we adhere to the core Thornburg values that have guided us since our 1982 founding. One of those values is being community minded. We believe in supporting our local communities by giving to a wide range of non-profit organizations — and by encouraging Thornburg employees to volunteer with those that make a difference in their community.

The Thornburg philanthropic program assists charitable organizations that meet specific Thornburg objectives, including arts and culture, education, social services and other areas that enrich people’s lives. Mr. Thornburg leads the Thornburg Corporate Giving Program; he was awarded Journal Santa Fe’s 2010 Philanthropist of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication, and in 2013, he was awarded the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award.


We recognize the importance of youth education and give a significant portion of our philanthropic dollars to K-12 public and private schools in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and to out-of-state schools attended by children of Thornburg employees. Through the Educational Program Fund, donations are used to fund much-needed music and arts programs, to purchase items for classroom projects, and to supply books for school libraries.


Thornburg’s philanthropy reaches beyond writing checks; we encourage volunteerism. Many of our employees donate time and talent to work with nonprofit organizations and communities. Thornburg contributes to non-religious 501(c)(3) organizations in which an employee serves as a board member or to which he or she contributes forty hours per year of uncompensated labor. We are proud of our employees’ dedication to their communities.


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern NM
BizMIX Santa Fe
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families
Explora Museum
Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Las Campanas Compadres
Leadership Santa Fe
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
National Dance Institute
New Mexico Bio Park
New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
New Mexico School for the Arts
Pancakes on the Plaza
Performance Santa Fe
Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club
Santa Fe Bandstand
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Santa Fe Community Orchestra
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Santa Fe Farmers Market
Santa Fe Institute
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Santa Fe Mayor’s Ball
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Pro Musica
Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
School for Advanced Research (on the Human Experience)
SITE Santa Fe
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts
Southwest Care and Women’s Health Services
St. Elizabeth’s Shelter