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Cornerstones Community Partnerships collaborates with community members to restore historic structures, preserve cultural landscapes, encourage traditional building practices, and conserve natural resources.

Founded in 1986 as Churches: Symbols of Community, under the New Mexico Community Foundation, the organization incorporated as an independent non-profit in 1994 as Cornerstones Community Partnerships.

Cornerstones has always been dedicated to preserving the architectural heritage and cultural traditions of New Mexico and the greater Southwest, using a hands-on approach to teach and reinforce these methods to both adults and youth. We believe such involvement fosters a community’s pride in their historic buildings and strengthens their cultural values and traditions. Cornerstones works primarily on publicly owned or publicly used structures and has provided assistance at more than 380 architectural treasures and historic sites.

While we are well known for the work we do to restore churches and other adobe structures in Northern New Mexico and throughout the Southwest, also at the core of our mission is supporting communities into a sustainable future via programs like our Solar Initiative. Focusing on job training and solar programs on Tribal lands and in Northern New Mexico villages, the Solar Initiative enhances economic opportunity for individuals as well as the community. The fundamental focus of our approach is always the community first.

Cornerstones has a hardworking staff of four supported by part time professionals, interns, consultants and volunteers. Cornerstones is a 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated in New Mexico. 

Cornerstones Community Partnerships collaborates with community members to restore historic structures, preserve cultural landscapes, encourage traditional building practices, and conserve natural resources.

Founded in 1986 as…

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  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Rural Areas

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