We are working on a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that will help ensure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state and support communities to address the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on them.
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.
“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.
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 to address health disparities and advance health equity.
In 2020, Con Alma applied for and received two grants totaling $2 million (including matching funds) to provide basic living and health needs for people devastated by the pandemic. Both grants centered around advancing health equity and strengthening the state’s infrastructure and safety net so the state is better prepared for a public health crisis.