In 2001, policy makers and health-consumer advocates collaborated to establish Con Alma Health Foundation as the best way to invest more than $20 million from the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. State law required that its assets be set aside for a nonprofit dedicated to health in New Mexico.
A year later the nonprofit Banner Health Systems sold Los Alamos Medical Center to a for-profit corporation, creating a fund from some of the proceeds to serve the health-care needs of people living in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties. We partner with the Hospital Auxiliary of the Los Alamos Medical Center as the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) to award annual grants from the fund.
For 17 years, we have followed our collaborative roots – investing more than $14 million in nonprofits improving health in New Mexico and bringing people together to work toward health equity.
CAHF’s assets go beyond the dollars with which it makes grants. The Foundation advocates for health policy and brings people and organizations together, acting as a catalyst for improving health, especially for the underserved.