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COVID Relief & Community Rebuild Funding Opportunity

Community Rebuild Grants – We are accepting applications for grants that support nonprofits in addressing the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on communities and the nonprofit sector in New Mexico.

Opens: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Closes: Monday, November 1, 2021 by midnight *
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to avoid technical challenges with the grant portal. * Note: Assistance with grant portal submission is not available after 5 pm.

More details, grant guidelines, and application at https://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/

“We recognize that healing and rebuilding from this global pandemic will be a long-term process, and we welcome applications that focus on system-change strategies that can help our communities recover and become even stronger,” Denise Herrera, executive director.

Con Alma will award up to $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on populations critically affected by the pandemic, including children, immigrants, seniors, rural residents, people with disabilities, and workers who earn low incomes. We are looking for applications that are community centered, collaborative, multi-sectoral, and demonstrate health and racial equity.

The Community Rebuild grants fall under the second phase of a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in support of Vaccine Rollout and Community Rebuild. WKKF’s funding builds on Con Alma’s previous Covid-19 relief and recovery efforts to advance health equity for children, families, and communities in New Mexico. Sign up for email updates here on our Grant Cycle Information email list or text GRANTCYCLES to 22828.

Phase 2 of this work will primarily focus on rebuilding efforts to address the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on communities and non-profits in New Mexico. Recognizing that it will take years and even decades to address the lessons learned and the impact of Covid-19, society’s efforts (community stakeholders, non-profit, and government) must be collaborative and intentional in laying a strong foundation for an equitable recovery and future. To that end, Con Alma welcomes systems-focused applications that aim to strengthen NM communities during differing stages of recovery and beyond, with a focus on ‘building back better.’

In addition to the grant awards to nonprofits, Con Alma is working with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to expand the capacity of existing networks to address service gaps, leverage resources, and create a Covid-19 recovery plan that focuses on long-term policies and system-change strategies that address health disparities and advance health equity.

Since the pandemic started, Con Alma has sought grants to assist people devastated by the pandemic and help strengthen the state’s infrastructure and safety net so New Mexico is better prepared for a public health crisis.


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Our mission is to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of the culturally and demographically diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico.

Con Alma's COVID-19 Response

In light of the evolving public health emergency due to COVID-19, Con Alma Health Foundation continues to take a number of steps in an attempt to minimize exposure and slow the projected spread of infection. Until further notice, Con Alma has suspended in-person meetings at the Con Alma office. In the interim, staff are working remotely and can be reached via email or other means as arranged.

We continue to encourage our partners and friends to follow recommendations from the CDC’s website and the New Mexico Department of Health’s website and other health officials regarding social distancing and other public health advisories, including information on managing anxiety and stress.



Our current COVID-19 related work involves an ongoing partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and local partners on a two year grant to help ensure an equitable vaccine rollout and community rebuild effort.




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