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 | Chicago Partners | 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, and the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership
We prioritized 42 grants to immigrant-led organizations and requests that included collaboration and coordination with others on COVID-19 efforts to provide direct assistance to New Mexicans who are immigrants and create awareness about the structural barriers to their well-being. Grant recipient work includes crisis intervention, food distribution, housing assistance, case management, civil rights and advocacy, and health care supplies and assistance.
COVID-19 Relief for Immigrant Communities, 42 grants awarded to 36 organizations (36 open grant cycle & 6 by invitation only totaling $622,000).
Learn more about the COVID-19 Relief for Immigrant Communities Grant Recipients
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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