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 Technical Assistance Grant Recipients!
Technical Assistance Grants, strengthening the capacity of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector (13 grants, totaling $100,000)
- Abrazos Family Support Services ($7,000) towards improving the quality of services in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrence, and Valencia counties via training and by increasing family involvement in the design and implementation of early intervention programs
- Breath of My Heart Birthplace ($7,000) to support the Care Coalition for Northern Families’ capacity to better serve pregnant women, infants, and children in Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties and the Eight Northern Pueblos
- Community Partnership for Children ($10,000) to support quality educational and health programming of young children through the next phase of shared-function training and technical assistance of a Grant County early childcare collaborative network
- The Counseling Center ($8,000) towards strengthening the capacity and partnership between the Otero County Juvenile Justice Board, The Counseling Center, and Alamogordo Public Schools to address behavioral health needs of at-risk youth
- East Central Ministries, Inc. ($7,500) to engage consulting services to assist with building a stronger administrative foundation through improved internal protocols and systems leading to deeper community impact in Albuquerque’s International District
- Enlace Comunitario ($7,000) to build the capacity of New Mexico domestic violence shelters and outreach programs to replicate Enlace’s culturally and linguistically appropriate, survivor-led program and incorporate guidance from Alumni Promotoras
- Las Clinicas del Norte ($8,500) in support of Bridges Out of Poverty, a staff training program designed to examine and eliminate barriers to health care through changing program designs, policies and procedures in order to lead to improved outcomes
- Las Cumbres Community Services ($10,000) in support of the CASITAs program focused on a unique specialization for CASA volunteers working with children ages birth through five, in partnership with the Court Appointed Special Advocates
- Mesilla Valley CASA ($8,000) to increase volunteer recruitment, comprehensive training and on-going supervision of advocates to ensure foster children have a dedicated advocate who can help ensure positive outcomes in Doña Ana County
- New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence ($15,000) for the Medical Response to Domestic Violence-Related Strangulation training that teaches how to identify health risks, document injuries, prosecute offenders and connect survivors to advocacy services
- One Door Campus ($5,000) in support of developing an evaluation framework to establish an integrated coordinated referral system for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Santa Fe and surrounding counties
- Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico ($7,000) towards training healthcare and behavior health providers to ensure access and safety for transgender New Mexicans in healthcare settings including identifying and recruiting providers in underserved areas
- University of New Mexico Evaluation Lab ($5,000) in support of building the Lab’s reach and capacity to help nonprofit staff develop ongoing and sustainable evaluation processes for decision making using Evaluation Lab’s proven curriculum