In 2015 Con Alma partnered with Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) national and two other Southwest based foundations, including the Phoenix-based Arizona Community Foundation, and the McCune Charitable Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on a Latino Men and Boys project. A report, Keeping The Promise: Evolving Nonprofit strategies in the U.S. Southwest Help Latino Men and Boys to Harness Potential was created to summarize the project.
The HIP Southwest Latino Men and Boys Initiative is building the capacity of Latino nonprofits in Arizona and New Mexico to provide highimpact services targeting Latino males with the goal of increasing their outcomes in education, health, and employment. This Focused Initiative builds on the HIP Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities model in bringing together funders, local community organizations and multi-sector partners to increase investments and to build the capacity of community organizations.
Six recipients were selected (2 in AZ and 4 in NM) for these HIP grants:
- Aguila Youth Leadership Institute, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona
- Amistades, Inc., in Tucson, Arizona
- La Plazita Institute, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- La Red Del Rio Abajo via Enlace Comunitario, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Southwest Organizing Project, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- ¡Youthworks! Santa Fe, in New Mexico, New Mexico