New Mexico Counts!

Con Alma Health Foundation would like to thank everybody who made this year’s event possible.  All the hard work done throughout the year by our partners and grantees helps to make New Mexico a healthier place to live. We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors Century Bank and Daniel’s Insurance for their generous and continued support.  It takes a village to make possible a celebration like our Annual Grantee Recognition Event, where we celebrate our grantees and hero of health.

This year we are proud to announce Tom Faber, a pediatrician and clinical director at Zuni Indian Health Service Hospital, as our 2018 Hero of Health for collaborating with community members to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy food options. Together community members are transforming what it means to grow up in Zuni, a pueblo of about 8,000 people in northwest New Mexico. For the past decade we have recognized people who make incredible contributions to improve the health of their community, and contributed to the nonprofit of their choice. This year Con Alma will donate $1,000 to the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project on behalf of Faber.

Follow this link to learn more about Dr. Faber and the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project.

As a foundation that seeks to improve the health of our state’s diverse communities, we are working towards a fair and accurate census count of all who call New Mexico home. This year’s keynote by Adélamar Alcántara, PhD, from the Geospatial & Population Studies at UNM touched on the history, and the unique challenges New Mexico faces with the quickly approaching 2020 Census.

Follow this link to learn more about Dr. Alcántara’s presentation, and local and national Census 2020 resources.

We congratulate our 2018 Grant Recipients! Our grants focus on ensuring that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. To that end, the Foundation awards grants each year to support nonprofits’ efforts to improve their communities’ health.

Our 2018 grants support efforts involving such issues as health-care access, environmental health, suicide prevention, affordable housing and economic development. Grants also expand education and care for populations that need extra support, including people with disabilities, uninsured patients, caregivers, homeless and at-risk youth. Nonprofits receiving grants serve people statewide and specifically in Bernalillo, Catron, Colfax, Doña Ana, Grant, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union and Valencia counties.

Through our 2018 grant cycle, we have awarded 43 grants totaling $665,000.

Follow the links below to learn more about this year’s grantees.

Multi-Year Grants, building alliance and capacity to address access and polices that advance health equity and impact underserved populations (Year two of three continuation funding for 4 grants, totaling $200,000)

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, serving the unmet health needs of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between the Con Alma Health Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center (12 grants, totaling $150,000)

Small Grants, supporting health systems strategies to address the needs of our diverse communities (15 grants, totaling $200,000)

Technical Assistance Grants, strengthening the capacity of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector (12 grants, totaling $115,000)

Whether through the Foundation’s grantmaking, partnerships, research or reports, Con Alma serves as a catalyst for positive, systemic change. The emphasis of our grantmaking is on attaining long-term policy solutions and health equity.