Giving Back

Silver City is home to dozens of non-profits doing impressive work to improve the lives of our residents and visitors.

Here at Val in Real Life, we’re big believers in giving back to the community. Throughout the year we support the vital work these amazing organizations are doing in the community through monetary and in-kind donations.

We hope you’ll check out the amazing work they’re doing!

Silver City Art Association

The Silver City Art Association is a non-profit organization of galleries, studios, and independent artists dedicated to creating a rich and vibrant art scene supporting the diverse visual arts in the historic town of Silver City and throughout Grant County.

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Gila Native Plant Society

The Gila Native Plant Society is committed to promoting the education, research, and appreciation of the native flora of the southwest; encouraging the preservation of rare and endangered plant species; and supporting the use of suitable native plants in landscaping. 

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Southwest Women’s Fiber Art Collective

The Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective is a grassroots non-profit whose goal is to stimulate and support successful cottage fiber industry in the Southwest by creating a network of opportunities for everyone working in fiber arts to gain skills and financial independence.

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Silver City MainStreet Project

The Silver City MainStreet Project is a community economic development program working to grow a vibrant historic downtown while preserving and enhancing local culture and historic resources.

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The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability

The Commons’ mission is to meet the immediate needs of Grant County residents who are food insecure and strive to build community around the concepts of food justice, local self-sufficiency and sustainability. Their goal is to use locally grown, healthy, nutritious foods as the building blocks of transformational change.

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Gila/Mimbres Community Radio

Gila/Mimbres Community Radio is a non-commercial, volunteer-based community radio station in Silver City, NM providing a hub for community engagement and activism.

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High Desert Humane Society

In memory of our beloved Toby—and all non-human family members—we support the efforts of the High Desert Humane Society to find forever homes for our companions.