The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to Con Alma Health Foundation to establish and manage 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. Con Alma prioritized grants to immigrant-led organizations and requests that include collaboration and coordination with others on COVID-19 efforts to provide such basic needs as crisis intervention, food distribution, housing assistance, case management, civil rights and advocacy, and health care supplies and assistance.

“Immigrants are a crucial part of our state’s economy and culture. They work jobs deemed essential during this pandemic, yet cannot access federal and state relief,” said Dolores E. Roybal, Con Alma’s executive director. “We will award grants to organizations that will address this population’s short-term needs as well as strategies toward an equitable recovery.”

Con Alma established an advisory committee with diverse representation to help guide the project and partner with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation that engages a statewide network to advance health equity in New Mexico

“In addition to our direct assistance, we will use this grant to help increase organizations’ ability to mobilize and advocate for the immigrant community, especially children and families in New Mexico,” Roybal said.

Funding Partners: Con Alma Health Foundation | W.K. Kellogg Foundation | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Annie E. Casey Foundation | Hispanic Federation | Hispanics In Philanthropy | Santa Fe Community Foundation | Thornburg Foundation | Doris Goodwin Walbridge Foundation | New Mexico Foundation | Jewish Federation of New Mexico| National Latino Behavioral Association | NewMexicoWomen.Org | Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico | Grant County Community Foundation

Community Partner: New Mexico Association of Grantmakers


For more information, please contact:

Dolores E. Roybal, Executive Director
505/438-0776 Ext. 3; Cell: 505/577-0352

Nelsy Dominguez, Program Director
505/438-0776 Ext. 6; Cell: 505/660-6711

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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Opportunities

Con Alma Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project will award grants to address the health and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s populations and communities, particularly for those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Con Alma’s COVID-19 Response

In light of the evolving public health emergency due to COVID-19, Con Alma Health Foundation is taking a number of steps in an attempt to minimize exposure and slow the projected spread of infection. Effective, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and until further notice, Con Alma is suspending all in-person meetings at the Con Alma office. In the interim, all staff are working remotely and can be reached via email or other means as arranged.
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