Con Alma Health Foundation 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.

We congratulate the 2018 Technical Assistance Grant Recipients!

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

Chainbreaker Collective ($10,000) to engage a leading expert in community controlled land and housing trusts to build the capacity of organizations and allies to formulate comprehensive, effective and well informed strategies

Embudo Valley Library and Community Center ($10,000) to build the capacity of Rio Arriba Independent Libraries of Dixon, Abiquiu, El Rito, Truchas, and Vallecitos to improve educational and health outcomes and support economic development while addressing library sustainability

Enlace Comunitario ($9,500) to build the capacity of domestic violence shelters and outreach programs serving Latino immigrant communities in New Mexico to successfully replicate Enlace’s culturally and linguistically appropriate, survivor-led Promotora Program

Justice Access Support and Solutions for Health (JAZZ) ($8,500) to build  capacity to transition its successful Health Apprentice program from an informal volunteer program to a structured fellowship while creating an Apprentice Alumni Network to strengthen the program’s sustainability

La Plaza de Encuentro Gathering Place ($10,000) to to expand its culturally and linguistically accessible Home Health Aide (HHA) program to San Juan and Doña Ana counties, including its unique EnCasa Care Connections which matches HHA graduates with people seeking home health care

Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Association (MRGEDA) ($8,000) to support organizational capacity in coordinating meaningful stakeholder collaboration addressing regional behavioral healthcare needs in the four-county rural and frontier region of Catron, Sierra, Socorro, and Valencia counties

New Mexico Association of Grantmakers (NMAG) ($10,000) to build capacity within New Mexico’s philanthropic and nonprofit sector to develop and implement a multi-sector communications campaign to mobilize nonprofits to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 census

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) ($9,500) to build the capacity of NMCLP and the NM Together for Healthcare coalition, a multi-racial statewide campaign working to strengthen healthcare access, to link community organizing with policy advocacy

New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness ($10,000) to build capacity through evidence-based best practices and use of the Supportive Housing Toolkit to create permanent housing options in Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Grant, Luna, McKinley, Otero, San Juan, Santa Fe, and Socorro counties

New Mexico Healthcare Executives ($9,500) to build the capacity of healthcare organizations to cultivate diversity and inclusion across the ranks of healthcare personnel by developing and disseminating models for improving quality, identifying and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care

Santa Fe Community College ($10,000) to build the capacity of its Early Childhood Center of Excellence to maintain fidelity of the First Born® Home Visiting Program while expanding access by developing blended (in-person and on-line) trainings, professional development, and a statewide resource bank

Santa Fe Recovery Center ($10,000) to increase the organization’s capacity to develop methods of obtaining, analyzing, and monitoring data of its programs to strengthen its annual report and grant applications , and establish meaningful collaborations across all its programs