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 CAFé 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 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 immigrants that are activists, unhoused, students, and unemployed who live and/or work in the Albuquerque area.
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 with cash assistance as they struggle with the impact of Covid-19, as well as create a space for them to learn language and employability skills.