Financial Institutions Invest in Mandy’s Farm

Mandy’s Farm is pleased to have received support from the Nusenda Credit Union Foundation, BBVA Compass Bank, and Wells Fargo to assist in the delivery of the VAMOS Program. Designed to assist individuals with disabilities who are living without adult services, the VAMOS Program provides vocational training, information about post-secondary education, referrals for adult services, financial literacy classes, and a 40-hour customized internship within a local business or nonprofit.

New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism

The New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism has chosen to invest in the creation of an AmeriCorps program at Mandy’s Farm. Designed through an NMCCV Planning Grant, the Mandy’s Farm VAMOS Program is crafted to meet the needs of vulnerable individuals with disabilities who are living without adult services. The VAMOS Program provides eight weeks of intensive support to transitioning teenagers and adults who are navigating life after high school, as well as follow-along support following program graduation.

Anderson Charitable Foundation

The Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation has awarded Mandy’s Farm a grant in support of the VAMOS Employment Preparation Program. An initiative focused on individuals transitioning from high school to adulthood, the Mandy’s Farm VAMOS Program provides intensive vocational training and follow-along to those who are still on the waiting list for disability services.

Annual Harvest Festival

Join Mandy’s Farm for fun on the farm this fall!

Each year, Mandy’s Farm hosts a community harvest festival for all ages and abilities. Filled with food, fun, music, and seasonal activities, it’s the place to be to kick off your holiday season. This year, we are offering a variety of activities including:

  • pumpkin painting;
  • pony rides;
  • a petting zoo;
  • a haunted barn;
  • cake walk and bake sale;
  • local food trucks;
  • beer garden;
  • live music;
  • live aerial performances;
  • and so much more!

While entry is free, each event has a “ticket cost” where one ticket is equal to one dollar. Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization based out of the South Valley of Albuquerque. Throughout the year we support over 150 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as they navigate independent living, community involvement, and employment. We encourage Mandy’s Farm supporters to consider purchasing a sponsorship, allowing your family or business to be recognized at the event, on social media, and within our annual report! Sponsorships allow us to continue to provide outstanding services for adults with developmental disabilities in our community throughout the year. To purchase a sponsorship, visit the following web page:

Are you interested in volunteering at the event? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

For any questions or concerns, please contact Jessie Calero at or call 505-503-1141 ext. 704.


Mandy’s Farm Receives FTA Transportation Funding through 5310 Grant

Mandy’s Farm is pleased to continue its partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Authority through participation in their 5310 programs.

In 2019, Mandy’s Farm was recommended to receive $119,028.00 dollars in ADA-accessible vehicles, allowing for the expansion of demand-response transportation services for the individuals participating in Mandy’s Farm programs.

In 2018, Mandy’s Farm received $76,445.60 dollars in ADA-accessible vehicles through the 5310 program.

Mandy’s Farm was recently awarded the 2017 New Mexico Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities System of the Year award, recognizing our excellence in providing transportation to adults with developmental disabilities in Bernalillo County, as well as our commitment to significantly expanding the number of individuals we provide transportation to each year.

Mandy’s Farm received additional funding from the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Authority 5310 programs for ADA-accessible transportation during the 2014 and 2016 fiscal year grant cycles.

Sandia National Laboratories

Mandy’s Farm is proud to have received funding from Sandia National Laboratories for the second year running. This year, Sandia chose to invest $10,000 in our VAMOS Program, an employment preparation program for individuals with developmental disabilities who are navigating the transition from school to adulthood while still on the waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services. The VAMOS Program allows these individuals and their families to access eight weeks of programming designed to increase job skills, develop their resume, participate in a 40-hour paid internship, and so much more.

Annual Kentucky Derby Party

Join us for our Annual Kentucky Derby Party, directly funding Mandy’s Farm services for adults with developmental disabilities. Explore the Farm and all it has to offer while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Vote for your favorite goat to win the on-site derby or purchase raffle tickets while listening to charming songs of the South. Don’t forget to wear your derby hat and fancy socks for our annual contest! Purchase your tickets and business sponsorships by visiting our ticket page here.

Hosted by the El Pastor members of the Mandy’s Farm Cabrito Club. For more information about becoming a member of the Cabrito Club, please click here.


Get fit with Mandy’s Farm!

Since the summer of 2017, Mandy’s Farm has been thrilled to partner with Sydney Forestal of YogaRitas and PigYoga in order to provide quality fitness classes to our service recipients and friends of the farm! With the creative talents of our intern, Caroline Spencer, we were able to put together a fun fitness video featuring the great things we’ve been working on during our classes! We hope you enjoy!

Albuquerque Lodge 60

Mandy’s Farm is thrilled to have received a Tier I grant from the local mason’s organization, Albuquerque Lodge 60, in the amount of $40,000. This grant is allocated to capacity-building in Information Technology. It will allow us to refit our IT infrastructure, replace outdated equipment, and train staff in up-to-date usage of today’s technology.  This is an incredibly generous gift and will increase our efficiency and capacity as an organization for years to come.