Con Alma Health Foundation awards grants each year to support nonprofits’ efforts to improve their community’s health. Our investments focus on ensuring that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.

While Con Alma is New Mexico’s largest foundation dedicated solely to health, our grants reflect a diversity of strategies and issues. We understand that health is more than healthcare and as such Con Alma defines health broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, economic and spiritual well-being.

Whether through our 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. For the 2017 Grant Cycle, Con Alma awarded 46 grants totaling $625,000.

We congratulate the 2017 Multi-Year Grant Recipients!

Multi-Year Grants, building alliances and capacity to address access and policies that advance health equity (4 grants, totaling $200,000)

  • Generation Justice ($50,000) for innovative approaches that harness the power of media using inter-generational positive youth development in creating media campaigns that give rise to narratives based on truth, analysis and hope, and shift prominent media narratives to one of health equity and systems change
  • New Energy Economy ($50,000) to build the capacity of Four-corner residents to conduct a health impact assessment as a tool to advocate for a community-driven transition planning processes to raise the voices of workers and residents in northwestern New Mexico impacted by the San Juan Generating Station and mine’s imminent closure
  • New Mexico Voices for Children ($50,000) to inform the public about proposed changes to, and impacts of, Medicaid on the health and economic security of New Mexicans by building community partnerships, conducting research and analysis, showcasing project findings and leveraging media to raise visibility
  • Santa Fe Community College ($50,000) towards developing the Licensed Practical Nurse Career Pathway, a nursing program at Capitol High School in Santa Fe that would lead to employment and/or transfer to a pre-licensure nursing program as well as establish a core curriculum and sustainable model for other high schools in New Mexico