Jennifer Riordan Foundation Statement

In 2018, the Jennifer Riordan Foundation was formed to honor the kind spirit and carry on the legacy of Jennifer Riordan, a pillar of philanthropy and kindness throughout the Albuquerque community. It is our mission to recognize, support and spread acts of kindness in the spirit of Jenn.

The Spark Kindness movement started by connecting with community organizations and schools to help make Albuquerque the kindness capital of the world. This started with our Spark Kindness app where you can help us get to 1,000,000 acts of kindness logged.

The foundation has since grown to support multiple school Spark Kindness grants, sponsored community acts of kindness days and more with the help of our partners who want to make the world a better place through kindness. We are excited to go out of our “kindness zone” on the Spark Kindness Tour. We will kick off our tour in Albuquerque, NM and end in Colchester, VT. Follow along with us as we spread kindness to communities across the United States!

Representing the Jennifer Riordan Foundation

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Press Releases

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Being this compassionate and caring in the world is incredible! Choosing to be kind in others lives in such an amazing act of kindness. Thank you to KOB 4 for sharing another...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Wow! What an incredible thing to do for the community. Way to be so Kind, Loving, Caring and Sharing. We are so happy to be the sponsor of these amazing Pay It 4Ward stories on...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

So heartwarming to see acts of kindness like this within the community. Thank you KOB 4 for another incredible Pay It 4Ward story. You can watch the full video here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

This is such a heart warming Pay It 4Ward story from KOB 4! We love hearing about these amazing acts of kindness around New Mexico. Keep up the kindness! You can watch the full...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

What a great way to Spark Kindness in the community! Have you seen the latest Pay It 4ward story by KOB 4? Make sure to check it out, it's an incredible one! Watch it here. 

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Another incredible Pay It 4Ward story from KOB 4! What are your thoughts on this amazing story? We always love hearing about how kind the community in New Mexico is! You can...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Let's keep up the kindness New Mexico! A huge thanks to KOB 4 for showcasing these Pay It 4Ward segments for all to see. We love hearing stories like this one. Way to be so Kind,...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

What a great story from KOB 4! We love these Pay It 4Ward segments that show the community of New Mexico that we really are the kindness capital of the world! You can watch the...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Helping others in our community is worth a Pay It 4Ward from KOB 4! We love seeing the kindness around New Mexico! You can watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Here's a little positivity to brighten up your day! What a wonderful way to Spark Kindness in the world. Thanks KOB 4 for sharing another incredible Pay It 4Ward story. You can...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Being able to give back to those who have helped the community makes our hearts happy! Here's another incredible Pay It 4Ward story on KOB 4. You can watch the full story here.

Pay It4Ward

Pay It4Ward

What a wonderful way to be kind in this world. We love sharing these Pay It 4Ward stories of all the ways people Spark Kindness in New Mexico! Check out KOB 4's latest story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Being able to help others in this way is what makes our world a little more kinder. We love hearing these Pay It 4Ward stories on KOB 4. Thank you for being so Kind, Loving,...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Sharing another incredible Pay It 4ward story today! Thank you KOB 4 for highlighting such kind people in the world! You can check out the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Another incredible Pay It 4Ward story by KOB 4! Let's continue to be Kind, Loving, Caring and Sharing New Mexico! You can watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

These KOB 4 Pay It 4Ward stories keep getting better and better! We love seeing all the kindness in our community! You can watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

We love seeing so much kindness in the world! Thanks for sharing KOB 4! It's stories like these that make us proud to be the sponsor of Pay It 4Ward! You can watch the full story...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Another amazing Pay It 4Ward story shared by KOB 4! Thank you New Mexico for being so kind! You can check out the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Thank you for being so Kind, Loving, Caring and Sharing in New Mexico! The more we share kindness like this, the kinder our community becomes. Check out the latest Pay It 4Ward...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Giving back to those who have been sparking kindness around New Mexico is what this is all about! Thank you KOB 4 for sharing another incredible Pay It 4Ward story! You can watch...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Keep up the kindness New Mexico! These Pay It 4Ward stories on KOB 4 are a great boost of positivity and love for the community. You can watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Being Kind, Loving, Sharing and Caring like this in the world makes a huge impact for everyone. Thank you for spreading positivity around New Mexico! Check out KOB 4's latest Pay...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

When you spark kindness, kindness will continue to grow. KOB 4 has another amazing featured Pay it 4ward story to share! You can watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Keeping New Mexico kind- we love to see it! A big thank you to KOB 4 for always featuring these incredible people. Watch the latest Pay It 4Ward story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Knowing that New Mexico continues to be Kind, Loving, Caring and Sharing puts huge smiles on our faces! Thank you KOB 4 for sharing these wonderful Pay it 4ward stories! You can...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

To make the sunny day even brighter, here's another amazing Pay It 4Ward story on KOB 4! You can watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Starting off the first day of June with another Pay It 4Ward story! A wonderful way to spark kindness for the new month. You can see the KOB 4 story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

What a kind thing to share in NM! Thank you KOB 4 for showing the kindness around town and being a part of Pay it 4ward. Check out the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

So sweet and kind! What a great Pay it 4ward thing to do! Thanks for sparking kindness New Mexico! See it on KOB4 Watch the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Another amazing Pay It 4Ward story featured on KOB4. Sparking kindness all over NM is bringing smiles to many faces! Check out the full video and story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

More acts of kindness being shared throughout New Mexico! We love to see individuals making a difference in their communities! Check it out the latest Pay It 4Ward story from KOB...

Make A Wish Day 2021

Make A Wish Day 2021

One year ago we were delighted to help Sam's wish come true to give back to healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic. To celebrate the anniversary of Sam's wish for...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Sharing these Pay It 4Ward stories really warms our hearts. Keep spreading kindness New Mexico! Check out the latest story featuring the Tigers animal sanctuary owner from KOB 4.

Legacy of kindness lives on

Legacy of kindness lives on

Our recent partnership with Youth Department Inc. (YDI) brought together New Mexico youth to learn how they can Spark Kindness in their lives. Thank you to the Albuquerque...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Another wonderful way to share a little kindness in NM! Have you seen the newest KOB 4 story about ways to Pay It 4Ward? Check out the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

We always love seeing all the kind, loving, caring, and sharing things happening around NM! Check out the latest Pay It 4Ward segment from KOB 4 honoring those spreading kindness...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Way to be kind! KOB 4 has done it again honoring another New Mexican sparking kindness in the community in the latest Pay It 4Ward!

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

There's always plenty of ways to be kind and help out your community! That's exactly what this Pay It 4Ward story from KOB4 is all about! Check out the full story and segment...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Did you see the latest Pay It 4Ward story from KOB 4? It's stories like this that make us so happy to be a sponsor of such an amazing kindness outreach! Thanks for being Kind,...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Learning new skills is not always easy, but this kind New Mexico woman was honored for persevering and helping others no matter what! Check out the latest Pay It 4Ward story from...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Just another reason why we LOVE New Mexico! Thank you KOB 4 for letting be a part of this Pay It 4Ward story! Check out the full video and story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

When everyone is kind to each other, we can get through anything together! That was the goal behind the latest story from KOB 4 Pay It 4Ward. Thank you for allowing us to be a...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Way to be kind KOB 4! It is stories like this that make us proud to be a #PayIt4Ward sponsor and to support the community in any way we can! Check out the full story here.

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Did you see the latest segment of KOB 4's Pay It 4Ward? We are honored to sponsor kind acts where neighbors make #ABQ a better place to live! Keep up the great work! Check out...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

Thank you to KOB 4 for letting us help "Pay It 4Ward" by sponsoring the latest segment! This story shows that our community has what it takes to be Kind, Loving, Caring, and...

Pay It 4Ward

Pay It 4Ward

It's acts of kindness like this one that make us proud to sponsor KOB4 Pay It 4Ward! Check out the full story featuring Padilla's Mexican Kitchen and Catholic Charities.

Paying It 4Ward- Bookworks

Paying It 4Ward- Bookworks

We are proud to sponsor the acts of kindness and the generosity of our community that is being highlighted in this KOB4 Pay It 4Ward segment. Check out the full story and video...

Pay It 4Ward with KOB4

Pay It 4Ward with KOB4

We are proud to sponsor the acts of kindness and the generosity of our community that is being highlighted in this KOB4 Pay It 4Ward segment. Check out the full story and video...

Paying It Forward with KOB4

Paying It Forward with KOB4

The Jennifer Riordan Foundation has partnered with KOB4 to sponsor Pay It 4 Ward. Check out the latest announcement from the KOB4 team: Jennifer Riordan Foundation becomes new...

Spreading kindness to communities

Spreading kindness to communities

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Flash Drive: In the Garden of Sharing

Flash Drive: In the Garden of Sharing

Join us and the Albuquerque Community Foundation as we remember the beautiful Jennifer Riordan and (for the first time) light up the "In the Garden of Sharing" mural painted in...

A Spark of Kindness

A Spark of Kindness

Our mission is to spark kindness throughout Albuquerque by creating beautiful public art that brings together the people of our community along with visitors and reminds them of...

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