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The mission of Con Alma Health Foundation is to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of culturally and demographically diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico.  We seek to improve health status and access to health care services, and advocates for health policy that will address the unmet health needs of all. Con Alma makes grants and contributions to fulfill its Mission.

Con Alma’s work is guided by six core values:

  1. Improve the health status of all New Mexicans;
  2. Maintain the public trust;
  3. Involve, collaborate, and partner with New Mexico communities;
  4. Innovate and lead;
  5. Teach and learn; and
  6. Be an effective advocate for policies that improve health in New Mexico.

Our Mission and Core Values guide Con Alma Health Foundation’s grantmaking.

Grants focus on ensuring that all peoples in New Mexico have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. Whether through the Foundation’s grantmaking, partnerships, research or reports, Con Alma Health Foundation serves as a catalyst for positive, systemic change.

Grants are awarded each year in support of nonprofits’ efforts to improve their community’s health. The emphasis of our grantmaking is on attaining long-term policy solutions and health equity that is informed by community voices.

To save time and effort, we strongly encourage potential applicants to familiarize yourself with the Foundation’s mission, core values, priorities, grant cycle guidelines, and grant review process.

Prior to initiating an application visit the Grantmaking and For Grant Seekers pages for specific information regarding:

  • Grant Cycle Guidelines, priorities, eligibility, funding restrictions, concepts, and definitions
  • Access to Con Alma’s Grant Portal (aka SmartSimple) and instructions.
  • Pre-proposal tutorials, and
  • Grant cycle information.

New applicants will need to register using the Con Alma Grant Portal to access the online application request form.

Applicants with previous submissions to Con Alma or to the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group email to receive link to your organization’s portal.





SmartSimple Grants Management System 03/11/2020

Access to 2020 Applications is through the SmartSimple Grants Management System. The video tutorials on this page will help you to access and navigate the 

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Pre-Proposal Tutorials 03/06/2020

Welcome to Con Alma Health Foundation’s Pre-Proposal Tutorial videos. These pre-recorded segments focus on key aspects of Con Alma’s grant process. While each segment builds 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – Rural Health Public-Private Partnership 01/15/2020

Con Alma Health Foundation is partnering with the Rural Health Public-Private Partnership (RHPPP) to help support the Rural Health Aligned Funding Initiative (Aligned Funding Initiative) 

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Technical Assistance Strategies 01/03/2020

Active vs. Passive Consultation Active consulting—paying someone to do something with you—and in the process you and your organization develop organizational capacity, acquire new skills, 

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Con Alma Health Foundation Grantee History 11/14/2019

Our grantees represent a diverse array of nonprofits supporting healthy communities around the state of New Mexico. Since its inception Con Alma Health Foundation has 

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