Carlsbad non-profits ‘step up’ during COVID-19, spend millions locally

The impact of Carlsbad’s nonprofits is felt throughout the community, as public services are bolstered by support for those in need.

The city’s nonprofit groups spend millions in the community every year helping clothe children, feed families and take care of the elderly.

Twenty-six nonprofits in Carlsbad spent a total of about $45 million in the community in 2019 and 2020, per the latest data from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.

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The spending was a combination of operating costs for the groups and programming in the Carlsbad community to directly benefit those in need.

Lakeview Christian Home spent the most during those two year, expending a total of $14.7 million in 2019, per its latest tax records, with most of its expenditures going to programming at $11.1 million.