Con Alma Health Foundation - The Heart and Soul of Health in New MexicoCon Alma Health Foundation is distributing 38 grants totaling $465,000 to further our goal of achieving health equity, when everyone has equal opportunities to be healthy. In addition to our annual grants, Con Alma awarded $1.3 million in COVID-19 relief grants to nonprofits serving people devastated by the pandemic.

We made 79 COVID relief grants in partnership with W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as other New Mexico and national funders. In addition to the grant awards to nonprofits, Con Alma is partnering with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to collaborate with others working to address long-term policy and systemic change strategies that address health disparities and advance health equity as part of an equitable COVID-19 recovery.

Follow the COVID-19 Emergency Relief links below to learn more about each project and the grantees from each.

This year, in lieu of our in person annual Grantee Recognition Event, we are planning a grantee recognition campaign. The campaign will kick off in December and run through February. Grantees who are interested are welcome to connect with the Foundation to continue throughout the year as many of their projects will be ongoing through 2021 and beyond.

Con Alma understands that health is more than healthcare. As such, the Foundation’s grants reflect a diversity of strategies and issues that affect people’s physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, economic and spiritual well-being.

We congratulate all the 2020 Grant recipients!

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

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project, To provide humanitarian aid to help some of the families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency (37 grants, totaling $770,000)

COVID-19 Relief for Immigrant Communities, Establishing and management of the COVID-19 Relief for Immigrant Communities in New Mexico Fund, to provide direct assistance to New Mexicans who are immigrants and create awareness about the structural barriers to their well-being (42 grants, totaling $622,000).

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, Promoting the health and wellness 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  (13 grants, totaling $150,000)

Technical Assistance Grants, Strengthening the capacity of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector (10 grants, totaling $115,000)

General Operating and Project Grants, Supporting health systems strategies to address the needs of our diverse communities (16 grants, totaling $200,000)

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 that is informed by community voices.