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.
General Operating and Project Grants, supporting health systems strategies to address the needs of our diverse communities (15 grants, totaling $200,000)
We congratulate the 2019 General Operating and Project Grant Recipients!
Albuquerque Interfaith ($12,000) towards the New Mexicans for the Common Good rural organizing project that seeks to engage the often underrepresented voices of young people and people of color to effectively achieve policy change and revitalize investments that confront community challenges
Cibola General Hospital ($7,500) in support of the Healthcare Exploration Program to attract students in pursuing a healthcare career, especially in rural New Mexico, by assisting students to spend eight weeks of studying, observing, and working with healthcare workers in a variety of departments
Earth Care International ($10,000) to activate, train and support youth and parent leaders from low-income families in Santa Fe County in a community-driven planning process to improve the health of their communities and lead sustainable development planning initiatives in Santa Fe’s southside
Equality New Mexico Foundation ($18,000) to increase access to opportunity and equity for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans through the NM Safe Schools Initiative school bullying prevention, LGBTQ+ Youth Out of Home Working Group to engage youth experiencing homelessness, and LGBTQ+ Roundtable.
Healthy Native Communities Partnership ($20,000) towards supporting locally developed wellness plans in three Northern Navajo communities in San Juan County that improve health, community life and recover traditional practices of communal decision-making
La Semilla Food Center ($14,000) towards establishment of a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) fund with the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, and the state of New Mexico as an economic development mechanism that invests in food businesses in traditionally underserved areas
McKinley Community Health Alliance ($15,000) continued support of multi-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations and engagement efforts focused on community-driven health priorities that have the potential to improve the lives of all McKinley County residents
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Mexico ($10,000) to promote good mental health and address barriers for individuals suffering from mental health issues and their families at NAMI affiliates in Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Luna, Otero, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties
New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee ($14,000) to address unmet behavioral health needs in the black community by strengthening a coalition of culturally competent experts and partnerships with existing behavioral providers in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties
New Mexico Environmental Law Center ($15,000) to assist communities in Bernalillo County’s South Valley impacted by airborne industrial contaminants by scientifically assessing air pollution’s effects on their health, while also catalyzing legal and policy solutions that prioritize residents’ safety
New Mexico State University ($18,000) to address youth suicide in New Mexico/Mexico colonias border communities by training promotoras to mentor, educate and help families advocate for their own mental health and the health of their families and neighbors
New Vistas ($14,000) to support effective and inclusive services to children birth to three with or at risk for developmental delays by incorporating innovative use of telehealth care to reach rural families in Mora, San Miguel and Santa Fe counties
Pegasus Legal Services for Children ($7,500) to assist Isleta Pueblo Tribal Court leadership address child welfare practices by combining Pegasus’ legal expertise and multi-disciplinary teams with the Pueblo’s specific cultural and health requirements in the development of best practices and policies
Tessa Anderson Suicide Prevention Coalition ($10,000) to increase outreach, education and suicide prevention among community partners such as local organizations, health councils, city officials, school personnel, medical professionals, and law enforcement in Chaves, Eddy, and Roosevelt counties
Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium (TBDC) ($15,000) to gather data, family histories, and research that may lead to the first time inclusion of New Mexicans in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act for those affected by nuclear radiation, with emphasis on the Trinity Site fallout area