DreamSpring Recognized as a 2023 Best Place to Work in New Mexico

    August 28, 2023

    DreamSpring Recognized as a 2023 Best Place to Work in New Mexico

    Nonprofit lender honored for exceptional workplace culture and commitment to employee wellbeing 

    Albuquerque, NM (August 28, 2023) — DreamSpring, a leading nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, is thrilled to announce its distinction as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in New Mexico by Albuquerque Business First. This recognition reflects DreamSpring's dedication to cultivating a workplace culture that goes above and beyond to support its employees as they work to strengthen economic equity through access to capital.


    At an Aug. 10 award ceremony at the Santa Ana Star Casino Events Center, DreamSpring was celebrated for its role as a nonprofit microlender with a profound commitment to its core values: Passion, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability. These values, deeply embedded in the organization's culture, contribute to a respectful and empowering environment that uplifts employees and encourages professional growth.


    Standing out among a competitive pool of more than 100 entries, DreamSpring emerged as one of the select 34 honorees for 2023, securing a spot in the top 10 Best Places to Work among medium-sized companies. The award categories encompass Small (10 – 24 New Mexico-based employees), Medium (25 – 49 New Mexico-based employees), Large (50 – 199 New Mexico-based employees), and X-Large (200 or more New Mexico-based employees) companies.

    The Best Places to Work awards began in 2005 to recognize organizations that prioritize exceptional work experiences for their employees. Companies with 10 or more employees in New Mexico are eligible for nomination, and employees of nominated companies are asked to complete a comprehensive survey conducted by Quantum Workplace. The survey results assess employee satisfaction and engagement at their jobs; the resulting numerical scores determin the ranking of each company. 

    "We are thrilled to receive the Best Place to Work award, as it reaffirms our commitment to fostering a workplace where our team members thrive," says Anne Haines, DreamSpring President/CEO. "Our mission to support entrepreneurs extends not only to our clients but also to our dedicated staff, who are the driving force behind our success."

    DreamSpring's recognition is a testament to its remarkable workplace environment and is the latest in a string of awards the nonprofit has received in 2023. Just prior to its Best Places to Work recognition, DreamSpring was awarded the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar. DreamSpring Founder and President/CEO Anne Haines was also honored in 2023 with the PNM Award for Individual Excellence in Ethical Business Practice, in Honor of John Ackerman, by the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards. 

    For more information about DreamSpring and its mission to foster vibrant communities through entrepreneurship, please visit DreamSpring.org. 



    About DreamSpring 

    DreamSpring is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lender dedicated to accelerating the economic inclusion and strength of underserved communities. Founded in 1994, the organization provides rapid access to capital and customized wrap-around support to the most vulnerable small business owners in 27 states, focusing on communities including people of color, women, low- to moderate-income earners, people with disabilities, and start-ups. To date, DreamSpring has issued more than 48,796 loans totaling over $538 million to small businesses that support an estimated 65,138 jobs. Learn more at DreamSpring.org


    For Media Inquiries, Contact:  

    Laura Marrich 

    DreamSpring Senior Communications Specialist 


    (505) 456-0104