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, via the Amalgamated Charitable Foundation, an independent nonprofit public charity. The project will provide direct assistance to immigrants, families and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and create awareness about structural barriers to their well-being.
Grant Period: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021; Grant Amount: $140,000*.
*The project received an additional $30,000 from the Santa Fe Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund, increasing the total available for this project to $170,000.
Project: Funding made available through this grant opportunity invites nonprofits that have a vision and/or are engaged in bringing about better health and economic conditions in New Mexico for immigrant families and workers disproportionately impacted COVID-19.
- Provide direct assistance to immigrant families and workers living in New Mexico, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Establish an Advisory Committee with diverse stakeholder representation, including immigrant-led/immigrant serving organizations to help guide the project.
- Increase awareness and capacity of stakeholders in NM to address structural barriers, to mobilize, and to advocate for the wellbeing of immigrants, especially families and worker.
- Advance, initiate, or explore innovative or proven methods that support workers and their families affected by COVID-19 to experience a more equitable recovery in New Mexico.
Key Partners/Collaborators: Con Alma Health Foundation is pleased to partner with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, on this project. The NMHEP engages a statewide network to advance health equity in NM.