Serving NM Fund

An Employee Assistance Fund for New Mexico Restaurant Workers

The Serving New Mexico Fund offers financial assistance to restaurant and other hospitality workers facing an unanticipated hardship. The Serving NM Fund is part of the Hospitality Industry Education Foundation a 501 (c) 3 Charitable Organization.

Individuals Can Donate Here
Our Story

The Serving New Mexico Fund is administered by the Hospitality Industry Education Fund (HIEF).  HIEF is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Many hospitality workers in NM have multiple jobs and very little savings so when hardship falls upon them they fall behind. In these trying times we want to do as much as we can for displaced restaurant employees in NM.

This fund will allow NM’s dedicated hospitality workers to apply for small grants to help them get by until this emergency is over.

What’s Next?

Food operations in New Mexico should refer employees to the fund for unanticipated hardships.

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, 7 out of 10 restaurant operators have laid off employees and reduced the number of hours worked.

Roughly 50% more anticipate doing more of this in the next month.

Nationally, the industry has lost more than 3 million jobs and $25 billion in sales since March 1.


Apply Here

ATTN: The Santa Fe Community Foundation has generously donated funds to help restaurant employees in the following counties: Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Santa Fe. These monies are limited and will be granted to restaurant employees who have been furloughed or laid-off on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grants may not exceed $250

Expenses covered:

    Medical/Dental (unforseen injury)

    • Funeral Immediate Family
    • Auto Repairs
    • Rent/Mortgage
    • Utilities – Power, Gas, Water
    • Vet Bills (unforseen health)
    • Daycare

    Note: In these extraordinary times this list can be expanded to cover other expenses.


    We invite you to be a part of this fund through your generous contribution.

    Gold – $10,000

    Silver – $5,000

    Bronze – $2,500

    Copper – $1,000

    Call our office to learn more…



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