Mission & Values

The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation provides adaptive programs, resources, and assistance that allow children with permament disabilities to discover their independence and creativity despite their physical limitations, as well as financial support to the UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital for equipment and research.

We believe that children all children should have the same opportunities as children who are typically developing.


To enhance the lives of Carrie Tingley Hospital patients and their families throughout New Mexico.

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation is a philanthropic organization providing individualized services that bridge the gap for families and children with permanent disablities that enable them to reach their full potential by giving them the same opportunities as children who are typically developing.

The UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital is the state’s only pediatric rehabilitative hospital and today serves thousands of children each year with many types of illnesses and disabling conditions and remains faithful to its founders’ vision, to help children make full use of their talents and abilities.

Since 1937, UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital has provided care to children with chronic physical impairments and developmental disabilities. It is widely known for orthopedic surgery, prosthetics and orthotics technology and fabrication, and rehabilitation services.

Today, Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation is poised to grow and to continue to respond to the critical needs of UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital, its patients and their families

Our Core Values


Helping children and their families towards positive outcomes

We develop and provide programs that enhance the quality of life for children with special needs through a delivery system that is simple, efficient, proactive and well-publicized. We celebrate and share our stories statewide to give hope to others in need.


Compelling enthusiasm for our mission

The Foundation faces obstacles with optimism and determination. We interact with a positive attitude and energy and have fun while still working hard. At the Foundation, it’s all about the kids.


Operating with honesty and transparency in all aspects of the organization

The Foundation strives to do the right thing – even when no one is looking. We follow through on commitments and keep promises. We are good stewards of resources entrusted to the Foundation and use our donors’ money only in a manner consistent with our mission


Focusing on exceptional results and accountability to our children, family and supporters

We solicit and welcome stakeholder feedback with the goal of providing outstanding programmatic assistance to address medical, developmental and quality of life needs of the children and families we serve. We actively engage in continuous program improvement to help maintain exceptional results.