SWOP Universe

SWOP believes sustainability can only exist with grassroots leaders who will inevitability sustain much more than SWOP. SWOP’s work to sustain itself helps to build the economic power of our members, allies, and partners.

Fiscal Sponsorship

SWOP is a tax-exempt non-profit under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. As such, donations to projects of SWOP are fully tax-deductible on the donor’s federal income tax. For an Administrative Fee of 7%, SWOP offers fiscal sponsorship for grassroots community groups who agree with our Vision and Mission Statements but do not have their own 501(c)(3) status, thus making donations to those projects tax-deductible to the donor as well.

We offer fiscal sponsorship services as a service to the progressive movement so that it might grow and gain more influence. We do not fiscally sponsor groups that participate in election campaigns or which endorse or oppose candidates for elected office. A limited amount of lobbying is permitted under section 501(c)(3). If your organization lobbies, we will need to coordinate so that we don’t go over the IRS lobbying limits.


  • Completion of all federal tax forms

  • Send IRS receipts for donations of $250 or more

  • Receive foundation grants

  • Process donation checks and crowdfunding donations

  • Collection of credit card donations on an individualized secure donate page

  • Regular financial activity reports

If you would like more information about becoming a fiscally sponsored project of SWOP, please contact Marisol: marisol@swop.net

Fiscally Sponsored Projects

Pueblo Action Alliance is a community driven organization that promotes cultural sustainability by addressing environmental and social impacts in Indigenous communities.

Visit them at: https://puebloactionalliance.org


Tribal Entities Connect (TEC) mission is to reconnect Indigenous led organizations through communication, collaboration, and forming solidarity. Our vision is to create a network that supports the social wellbeing and sustainable livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples in the southwest. We began discussing the needs and lack of accessibility that Indigenous folks have to the available resources within the region. We recognize and wish to support resources already available for Indigenous Peoples, and want to further enhance our connections to them for Indigenous Peoples everywhere. 

Visit them at: https://www.tribalentitiesconnect.org/ 

Fight For Our Lives is an organization which champions youth-created solutions to combat the issues our communities face on a daily basis. We envision a better environment for our youth in and out of schools, bringing to light the issues of suicide, street violence and police brutality that disproportionately affects youth of color and other minorities in our community.

Visit them at: https://www.ffol.org

The Transwoman Empowerment Initiative (TEI) is an organization built from the ground up by trans women of color. It is the only space in New Mexico solely staffed and operated on the thought leadership of trans women of color youth. Their philosophy is to create a culture of young people that is committed to being champions of trans justice in intuitions and societies that historically and continually oppress them. TEI does this by aiding trans youth in developing their private and public lives with a strong sense of self-worth.

Family+Indigenize+Thrive (F.I.T) is an intergenerational movement to revitalize the spirit of wellness through active community connections and partnership building. 

Visit them on Facebook

Projects Housed on SWOP Campus

Connecting People, Ideas and Resources

Working to protect and preserve ways of life and traditions in the Valle de Atrisco. The vision of CESSOS is to become an exemplary community-based and community-led research and learning center. 

Visit them on Facebook

Karuna Colectiva and the Sari-Sari Pop Up Shop, is a youth cooperatice enterprise, encourages students to work, learn and earn through experiential education and collaborative project planning. The shop on SWOP's campus provides bike repair services and sells art and other products produced by students at the Native American Community Academy (NACA).

See a cool video about their shop here

Red Planet Books and Comics, is the first Native American Comic Book shop in North America. This store features comics, games, toys, kid's books and pop up art from Native and Indigenous artists, as well as new and used books by Indigenous writers from around the world.  

Visit them at www.redplanetbooksabq.com

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