Families and Workers Fund Grant Recipients

Mar 30, 2021

Con Alma Health Foundation was awarded a $140,000 grant from the Families and Workers Fund, a collaborative philanthropic effort designed to support and empower workers, families, and communities devastated by the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The project provides direct assistance to immigrants, families, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and creates awareness about structural barriers to their well-being.

Below is a list of our Families and Workers Fund grant recipients. Awards are all at $10,000 each for a total of $110,000 in grants. Las Cumbres Community Services, Santa Fe Dreamers Project, and Visiones Collaborativas are funded by the Santa Fe Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund who are a funding collaborator and partner on this project.

Centro Sávila ($10,000) to fund the increased demand for behavioral health and social services from immigrant families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visiones Colaborativas-Collaborative Visions ($10,000) to expand access to nutrient-rich food for populations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Santa Fe Dreamers Project ($10,000) to provide high quality legal representation to undocumented immigrants and their families with a focus on citizenship and green cards.

Colores United ($10,000) to battle food insecurity via a new food pantry to help distribute food to the community and most vulnerable populations.

New Mexico Comunidades en Accion y de Fe – café ($10,000) to support NM CAFe in continued advocacy efforts that will support undocumented, mixed status, and very low-income families that have been excluded from federal stimulus money and state unemployment benefits.

Las Cumbres Community Services ($10,000) to provide integrative bilingual and bicultural services to immigrant families in northern New Mexico and along the NM/TX/MX Border through its Santuario del Corazon Program.

Enlace Comunitario ($10,000) to provide one-time emergency assistance to low-income Latinx immigrant survivors of domestic violence and their families (approximately 800 individuals total) in Central New Mexico.

Asian American Association of New Mexico ($10,000) to provide grocery cards to Asian Pacific Islander families that help supplement their income to buy groceries and other needed supplies during the pandemic and to set up a volunteer-driven delivery service to families.

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice ($10,000) to provide care, education, social services, food, clothing, computer access for job and housing searches and legal assistance for activists, unhoused, immigrants, students, and unemployed who live and/or work in their community.

El Calvario United Methodist Church ($10,000) to help expand their pandemic emergency assistance program to assist additional immigrant families adversely affected by the COVID -19 pandemic providing: housing emergency assistance (rent, home loan payments and utilities), food/meal distribution and crisis intervention assistance & referrals.

Vizionz-Sankofa ($10,000) to assist African Immigrants and Refugees monetarily, as well as create a space for them to learn language and employability skills.

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We Congratulate Our Most Recent Grant Recipients

In celebration of Con Alma Health Foundation’s 20 years of investing in the health of New Mexico’s communities, we are honored to announce 33 grants totaling $507,500. In addition to our annual grants, Con Alma awarded $525,000 in vaccine equity and community rebuild grants to help ensure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state and support communities to address the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on them.

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.

Follow the link below to learn more about our latest grant recipients.

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