Vaccine Rollout & Community Rebuild

Con Alma Health Foundation was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) over a 21-month period in support of Vaccine Rollout and Community Rebuild post COVID-19. Con Alma received WKKF funding to build on its COVID-19 relief and recovery work to advance health equity for children, families, and communities in New Mexico, regardless of race or income, by supporting: 1) The promotion of a New Mexico Vaccine Rollout for equitable allocation, distribution, delivery, access, promotion, and outreach in partnership with our philanthropic and community partners and the NMDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Plan; and, 2) A Community Rebuild post COVID-19 for communities to address the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on vulnerable populations in New Mexico (see project description for more information).

Application Submission Timeline
Opens: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by midnight *

The project will engage the community/nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, among others, and will include two phases:

  1. A Vaccine Rollout in New Mexico (the focus of this Open Grant Cycle) conducted in coordination with community partners and the NMDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Plan; and
  2. Efforts toward Community Rebuild post COVID-19. The second phase will be made available through a subsequent funding opportunity to become available in November of 2021 in support of a grant implementation period of January 1 to December 31, 2022.

Those funded through this current six-month opportunity will be eligible to reapply for consideration during the 2nd phase for vaccine rollout and/or community rebuild efforts.

Con Alma Health Foundation is partnering with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to assist with this project. The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership engages a statewide network to advance health equity in New Mexico.


Vaccine Rollout in New Mexico – Grant Guidelines


Access to grant application form – CAHF Grant Portal


* Note: Assistance with grant portal submission is not available after 5pm on June 15.

Annual 2021 Grant Cycles

Our annual grant cycle application period is closed.

Grant Cycle Process

2021 Con Alma Grants Process

2021 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) Process

Grant Cycle Guidelines

2021 Con Alma Grants Guidelines

2021 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) Guidelines

Con Alma Health Foundation awards grants, to qualified 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations serving the people and communities of New Mexico, 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.

The Foundation grants promote systemic change and are outcome oriented. Successful application requests align with the Foundation’s mission and core values.


Access to grant application form:  CAHF Grant Portal

Con Alma Grant Application Questions

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Application Questions

Area of Interest and Priorities

Con Alma Health Foundation defines health broadly in the areas of health and human services. The Foundation defines health broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, and spiritual health and well-being and has a focus on the needs of the uninsured/underinsured and the medically underserved. It works to advance health equity and reduce health disparities by promoting greater access to health care and improved quality of health care for all–with a special emphasis on people of color and rural and tribal communities.

Priority consideration is given to proposals that demonstrate strong collaborative relationships, have multiple funding sources, a plan for sustainability and address systemic change rather than direct services.

Funding Opportunities

Nonprofits interested in approaching Con Alma for funding can do so through two overarching funding opportunities:

Con Alma Grants

Con Alma Grants awards grants that engage in health systems strategies that address the needs and builds on the strengths of the diverse communities of New Mexico. The Foundation supports the efforts that improve the health status of all peoples living in New Mexico.

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG)

In partnership with the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center, the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group awards grants that promote the health and wellness of the diverse peoples of Los Alamos, Española, and northern Santa Fe counties.


  • The purpose of the grant must benefit people living in New Mexico.
  • Grants are awarded only to tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) Code of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • Grant opportunity is open to all eligible applicants (based on the guidelines outlined), including current and past grant recipients of Con Alma and Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group.

Funding Restrictions

  • No grant will be made to individuals, or to fund scholarships/fellowships, capital or endowment campaigns, annual fundraising campaigns, event sponsorships, debt liquidation, or clinical research.
  • Except for Covid-19 emergency relief, no grant will be made for direct financial subsidy of health services to individuals or groups.
  • No grant will be made to fund political campaigns, lobbying activities, or other partisan activities prohibited by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • No grant will be made to organizations that discriminate based on race, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • No grant will be made for religious purposes nor to an organization when funds would be used in whole or in part to further the organization’s religious purposes.
  • No grant will be made to fund construction, renovation, or repairs.
  • The Foundation’s grants may compliment, but shall not replace federal, tribal, state, city, town, or county government health programs.

Review the current year’s Grant Guidelines for additional eligibility and restrictions.

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