Community Rebuild Grants Are Open – We are accepting applications for grants that will support nonprofits in addressing the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on communities and the nonprofit sector in New Mexico.
Opens: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Closes: Monday, November 1, 2021 by midnight *
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to avoid technical challenges with the grant portal. * Note: Assistance with grant portal submission is not available after 5 pm.
More details, grant guidelines, and application at https://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/
“We recognize that healing and rebuilding from this global pandemic will be a long-term process, and we welcome applications that focus on system-change strategies that can help our communities recover and become even stronger,” Denise Herrera, executive director.
Con Alma will award up to $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on populations critically affected by the pandemic, including children, immigrants, seniors, rural residents, people with disabilities, and workers who earn low incomes. We are looking for applications that are community centered, collaborative, multi-sectoral, and demonstrate health and racial equity.
The Community Rebuild grants fall under the second phase of a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in support of Vaccine Rollout and Community Rebuild. WKKF’s funding builds on Con Alma’s previous Covid-19 relief and recovery efforts to advance health equity for children, families, and communities in New Mexico. Sign up for email updates here on our Grant Cycle Information email list or text GRANTCYCLES to 22828.
Phase 2 of this work will primarily focus on rebuilding efforts to address the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on communities and non-profits in New Mexico. Recognizing that it will take years and even decades to address the lessons learned and the impact of Covid-19, society’s efforts (community stakeholders, non-profit, and government) must be collaborative and intentional in laying a strong foundation for an equitable recovery and future. To that end, Con Alma welcomes systems-focused applications that aim to strengthen NM communities during differing stages of recovery and beyond, with a focus on ‘building back better.’
In addition to the grant awards to nonprofits, Con Alma is working with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to expand the capacity of existing networks to address service gaps, leverage resources, and create a Covid-19 recovery plan that focuses on long-term policies and system-change strategies that address health disparities and advance health equity.
Since the pandemic started, Con Alma has sought grants to assist people devastated by the pandemic and help strengthen the state’s infrastructure and safety net so New Mexico is better prepared for a public health crisis.