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.
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 (14 grants, totaling $150,000)
We congratulate the 2020 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Grant Recipients!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region ($10,000) to expand opioid prevention work in Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, and northern Santa Fe counties with partnerships that provide additional youth and family aide through intensive match support and navigation/referral services
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte ($10,000) to teach kids and families at five Club sites in Santa Fe and Española how healthy eating and daily exercise leads to healthier lifestyles and decreased rates of obesity and overweight, and also improves academic performance and social/emotional learning
Child Counseling Center and Play Therapy Institute of New Mexico ($15,000) to support a Play Therapy Training Series, which provides high-quality professional development opportunities for therapists, social workers, school counselors, social service agencies and other mental health professionals who care for children across northern New Mexico
Family Strengths Network ($8,000) for an initiative supporting inclusion for those with developmental disabilities, and to help financially support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Chit-Chat and Change, and other family support programs, such as Beginning English
Family YMCA ($10,000) to provide tutoring, skill-building classes and substance abuse prevention programming at the Española YMCA Teen Center during out-of-school times year-round with the goal of improving health outcomes for local youth by supporting them in a social-community context
Inside Out ($12,000) to provide peer support, street outreach, conflict resolution and life skills groups, case management, access to computers for job applications, and assistance entering detox and treatment, as well as distribution of food boxes, clothing and hygiene supplies
Las Cumbres Community Services ($12,000) Informed by an examination of experiences from self-advocates, guardians, and caregivers Las Cumbres will conduct a pilot program to address disparities and help provide effective healthcare services to adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability in Northern NM.
Los Alamos Family Council ($12,000) to provide clients short-term, limited support while helping them gain insurance coverage through Medicaid, the Health Care Assistance Programs, State funding, or the Health Insurance Exchange
Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board ($7,500) to provide an evidence-based, mental health training to teach adults in Los Alamos and neighboring communities who regularly interact with youth ages 10-18 to recognize the symptoms of a youth in crisis
Mesa to Mesa ($12,000) to provide free home repairs to low-income homeowners in Rio Arriba and rural areas of Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Alamos counties
National Latino Behavioral Health Association ($10,000) to provide opportunities for youth 10-15 to develop leadership skills in order to address community engagement surrounding substance abuse prevention through culturally developed civic engagement opportunities in southern Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties
New Mexico State University Foundation ($10,000) to break cycles of multi-generational substance abuse through a three-month program that teaches participants how to replace destructive behaviors with productive behaviors, and addresses systemic issues of multi-generational substance abuse
Santa Fe Recovery Center ($12,000) to provide developmentally appropriate childcare for children from Rio Arriba, Los Alamos and northern Santa Fe counties whose mothers are in residential substance-abuse treatment
University of New Mexico Institute for Social Research ($12,000) to support development of a diversion program to keep at-risk juveniles and young adults out of the criminal justice system by conducting outreach with at-risk youth, service providers, and community members to better identify resource gaps and partner with a range of providers that can help youth overcome challenges