“Despite the extraordinary challenges of 2020, we felt grateful to live in New Mexico, where helping one another is second nature.”

Deborah Walker
President, Con Alma Health Foundation
FROM THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to review our annual report and learn about our collaborative work. Despite the extraordinary challenges of 2020, we felt grateful to live in New Mexico, where helping one another is second nature. We joined pandemic-relief efforts, seeking new funding to help stabilize populations hit hard by the pandemic while continuing our annual grant cycles and advocacy for a complete census count.

Here are a few 2020 highlights:

  • More New Mexicans self-reported to the census, which will result in $124 million more to our state over the next decade.
  • We awarded an additional $1.5 million in grants to support people who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic or couldn’t access government resources.
  • Our Hero of Health nominations continued to inspire us. The 2020 hero is a positive force in the lives of Native youth, offering them physical activity opportunities to foster their well-being and prevent obesity and diabetes.

We are grateful for all of our dedicated partners and the many nonprofits that seek grants to improve New Mexicans’ environmental, physical and emotional health. We look forward to seeing Con Alma build on current accomplishments and work toward a healthier and more equitable New Mexico for all.

Be well.

 

¡Adelante!

OUR MISSION

Con Alma Health Foundation is organized 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 seeks to improve the health status and access to health care services for all New Mexican communities and advocates for a health policy that addresses the health needs of all in New Mexico. The Foundation makes grants, contributions, and program-related investments to fulfill its mission.
2020 HERO OF HEALTH
As community coordinator for Notah Begay III Foundation, Leroy “Buster” Silva is a leader who cares deeply about helping communities create positive changes to live healthy, strong and resilient.

Leroy believes everyone has an obligation to protect and nurture the wellbeing of communities, and that philosophy drives his work to create more opportunities for Native American youth to have physical activity, healthy nutrition, social development, and cultural connections.

Among his accomplishments, he has rallied community partners to increase the number of Native American youth who participate in physical activity and sports in Albuquerque, and created a story-telling movement about health and fitness across Indian Country.

“As a team member at the Notah Begay III Foundation, I have been able to use my experience to rally community partners around one common goal — to create more opportunities for Native American youth via physical activity, healthy nutrition, youth development, and cultural connections — so that they can live happy and fulfilled lives.”

Leroy “Buster” Silva

DEFINING MOMENTS

COVID-19 Relief

In a year like no other, we witnessed the strength of New Mexico as individuals and organizations stepped up to stabilize lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. For us, it was a time for immediate action without losing sight of our mission toward health equity.

With $1 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we provided 38 grants totaling over $780,000 for emergency relief and longer-term recovery relief. The funding included
crisis intervention and case management services as well as food, housing and health care supplies. True to Con Alma’s mission, we focused on a plan for the equitable recovery from COVID-19 by also funding long-term policy and systemic change strategies to advance health equity.

We received an additional $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support nonprofits that provide financial assistance and support for immigrants who didn’t qualify for other government assistance. With the generous support from public and private charities and individuals, we leveraged an additional $486,000 for

this initiative. With our community partners, we increased awareness about barriers to the well-being of immigrants and strengthened organizations’ abilities to mobilize and advocate for the immigrant community, especially children and families.

2020 Census

As we met the crises of 2020, we considered it critical to continue advocating for a fair, accurate census count — an issue that will shape New Mexico’s federal funding and government representation for the next decade. With our partners, we increased the number of New Mexicans who self-reported to the Census, resulting in an additional $124 million for New Mexico over the next 10 years.

COVID-19 Relief

In a year like no other, we witnessed the strength of New Mexico as individuals and organizations stepped up to stabilize lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. For us, it was a time for immediate action without losing sight of our mission toward health equity.

With $1 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we provided 38 grants totaling over $780,000 for emergency relief and longer-term recovery relief. The funding included
crisis intervention and case management services as well as food, housing and health care supplies. True to Con Alma’s mission, we focused on a plan for the equitable recovery from COVID-19 by also funding long-term policy and systemic change strategies to advance health equity.

We received an additional $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support nonprofits that provide financial assistance and support for immigrants who didn’t qualify for other government assistance. With the generous support from public and private charities and individuals, we leveraged an additional $486,000 for this initiative. With our community partners, we increased awareness about barriers to the well-being of immigrants and strengthened organizations’ abilities to mobilize and advocate for the immigrant community, especially children and families.

2020 Census

As we met the crises of 2020, we considered it critical to continue advocating for a fair, accurate census count — an issue that will shape New Mexico’s federal funding and government representation for the next decade. With our partners, we increased the number of New Mexicans who self-reported to the Census, resulting in an additional $124 million for New Mexico over the next 10 years.

CON ALMA HEALTH FOUNDATION 2020 GRANTS
General Operating and Project Grants

Supporting health systems strategies to address the needs of our diverse communities (16 grants, totaling $200,000)

Black Health New Mexico ($11,000) in support of localized, culturally relevant virtual health education programming by and for members of New Mexico’s Black population focused on increasing access, documenting, and mitigating barriers

Chaves County Health Council ($10,000) to revamp, operate and maintain the Chaves County 211 Information Line as a local referral source for the community, health care providers, wellness and civic organizations

Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute ($11,000) to develop a comprehensive, culturally and linguistically supportive re-entry model by training Community Health Workers to assist primarily Hispanic/Latina and Native American females discharged from detention and incarceration in Taos County

Doña Ana Communities United ($15,000) to support residents in developing skills and addressing systemic inequities while tackling isolation and building relationships with people unlike themselves through social equity mapping, weekly live-radio shows, timebanking and Cruces Contigo exchanges

Farm to Table ($20,000) in support of policy, technical assistance and advocacy efforts undertaken collaboratively with the Food & Ag Policy Council— that focuses on the livelihood and wellbeing of New Mexico’s small farmers, ranchers, children, families, and communities with limited access to healthy food

Health Action New Mexico ($20,000) towards the New Mexico Dental Therapist Coalition’s efforts to institute licensed dental therapists in New Mexico by engaging of stakeholders, developing accredited training programs, and workforce recruitment

Indian Country Grassroots Support ($10,000) towards efforts by the Navajo Nation Community Land-Use Governance to develop high-level community-informed policy that centers around community self-sufficiency and the Diné way of life

NACA Inspired Schools Network ($15,000) to help document and share Social Emotional Learning, which promotes safe, equitable, and culturally relevant school environments, with the City of Albuquerque, three high schools, and six nonprofit organizations

NAMI New Mexico ($11,000) to meet expressed community needs in expanding access and building capacity for mental health resources in rural areas by establishing two new mental health NAMI affiliates in Farmington and Clovis

New Mexico Black Leadership Council ($10,000) to establish the New Mexico Black Mental Health Collaborative as a trusted source of expertise regarding black behavioral health in central New Mexico, expand the capabilities of existing providers, and build a pipeline for new ones

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition ($11,000) to inform New Mexico’s regulatory officials and the general public on the need to improve the quality of frontline healthcare workforce and engage caregivers as advocates through leadership skills building opportunities

New Mexico Dream Team ($11,000) to support a pipeline of informed, engaged youth leaders active in advocacy efforts to increase equity for immigrants, Native and LGBTQ+ individuals, and their families in health, education, and economic opportunity statewide

Northwest New Mexico First Born ($20,000) to pilot an innovative telehealth home visiting program to increase access to maternal and child health services by Navajo, Zuni and Hispanic populations living in remote areas of San Juan and McKinley counties

Western New Mexico University School of Nursing ($15,000) to elevate behavioral health delivery expertise within rural and frontier regions by redesigning existing curricula and expanding capacity to provide online Continuing Education Units

Youth Heartline ($10,000) towards continuous quality improvement of youth and family programs in Union and Colfax counties through a community assessment, partnerships with area organizations, recruitment and training of new Board members and exploring sustainable income resources

COVID-19 Relief for Immigrant Communities Grant Recipients (WKKF)

Providing direct assistance to New Mexicans who are immigrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to creating awareness about the structural barriers to their well-being. (42 grants awarded to 36 organizations, totaling $622,000)

Asian American Association of New Mexico ($10,000) to provide grocery cards and volunteer-driven delivery, language access, and outreach services to approximately 200 more Asian Pacific American families, primarily in central New Mexico, and rural areas

Casa de Peregrinos ($15,000) to distribute 200 food baskets with fresh produce, good sources of protein and essential staples to immigrant families in Sunland Park and the Anapra areas of southern Doña Ana County

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Las Cruces ($15,000) to provide direct assistance for food, housing, utilities and medical needs, including providing personal protective equipment to immigrants and migrant workers who have been adversely affected by the pandemic

Centro Sávila ($15,000) to enhance and expand culturally relevant, behavioral health services to uninsured Spanish-speaking immigrants in the South Valley and International District of Albuquerque, and link them to food and rental assistance

Colores United ($15,000) to offer food distributions, educational resources, and financial assistance for basic needs to Mexican, Iraqi, Somali and Syrian refugees in Luna County and surrounding areas

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico ($15,000) to replicate its emergency and recovery assistance program by providing low-to-moderate income immigrant individuals or households living in the Southern Colonias of New Mexico up to $1,000 for temporary housing

Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute ($15,000) to offer culturally appropriate mental health and crisis intervention via wellness assessments; distribute meals and portable water; and provide case management and referral services to immigrant children and families in Taos County.

El Calvario United Methodist Church ($15,000) to provide immigrant families in Doña Ana County with emergency housing assistance, food distribution, crisis intervention and referrals, case management, free/low-cost legal services, public education programs, and advocacy support

El Centro de Igualdad y Derechios ($15,000) to provide direct economic relief to mixed-status families in Bernalillo County ineligible for unemployment benefits, paid sick leave, and/or federal stimulus, as well as to organize essential workers to advocate for statewide economic relief packages and make institutional changes that outlive the pandemic

Enlace Comunitario ($30,000)* towards the CRISIS project to stabilize the families of Latino immigrant survivors of domestic violence in Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties by assisting with moving expenses, rent, utilities, household items, food, and medicine

Esperanza Shelter Inc. ($15,000) to provide short-term rental, utility and food assistance to 75 immigrants in Santa Fe, prioritizing those who are undocumented and have less access to social services

Gerard’s House ($15,000) towards Nuestra Jornada (Our Journey) for financial assistance for rent, utilities and cultural food items, and provide casework to identify and address unmet needs of undocumented and mixed-status immigrant grieving families living in poverty in Santa Fe

Igbo Union of New Mexico, Inc. ($15,000) to distribute culturally appropriate food staples and housing expense assistance to African refugee families in Albuquerque

Justice Access Support and Solutions for Health dba Casa de Salud ($15,000) to support the purchase of personal protective equipment and medical equipment for patients to monitor symptoms at home, and for nursing staff to increase COVID-19 testing for immigrants in Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Valencia counties

La Plaza De Encuentro Gathering Place ($30,000)* to provide up to $500 for vital housing-related expenses to 60 South Valley Academy immigrant families in Albuquerque to strengthen family and housing stability for immigrant families with children

Las Cumbres Community Services ($15,000) to provide  bilingual and bicultural case management services and rental and utility assistance to 20 immigrant families in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties; increase community awareness via social media; and co-host a COVID-19 testing clinic to increase access to confidential and free testing

LifeRoots ($7,500) to purchase digital technology and provide bilingual therapeutic services and case management to 10 low-income immigrant families in Albuquerque and Sandoval County to improve health outcomes and stability during the pandemic

Many Mothers ($15,000) towards the Babies’ Basic Needs and Navigation program to support a bilingual navigator to help immigrant families in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties access food, housing, utilities, parenting resources and other supplies

New Mexico Dream Team ($15,000) to ensure family stability by providing $500 cash cards to 24 undocumented or mixed-status immigrant families experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 in Bernalillo, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe or Taos counties

New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice ($15,000) for By Immigrants/For Immigrants Food Pantry, which distributes food products and supplies to refugees, immigrants, mixed-status families, and asylum seekers, International District and other areas of Albuquerque

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center ($15,000) to continue and expand COVID-19 response services in Bernalillo County and across the state, by providing direct assistance, and legal representation, information and advocacy for immigrants, including working to secure the release of immigrants held in detention centers

New Mexico Comunidades en Accion y de Fe – CAFé ($15,000) to provide relief to essential workers and their families who were not eligible for state and federal benefits, and work with partners to advocate for statewide economic relief for undocumented and mixed-status  New Mexicans impacted by the pandemic

Partnership for Community Action ($15,000) to provide $500 stipends and zero-interest forgivable loans to immigrant families in Bernalillo County who are not eligible for unemployment or federal benefits, and work toward systemic changes in local and state policies on universal basic income, paid sick leave, and expansion of the working families tax credit

Play Sharity Foundation ($15,000) to hire a bilingual tutor to assist immigrant families in Luna County with their children’s homework and offer educational tools and resources to support their education and well-being

Rio Grande Education Collaborative ($10,000) to serve marginalized elementary and middle-school students in Bernalillo County by providing a full-day program that helps students complete their schooling and serves breakfast, lunch and supper

Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project ($10,000) to provide legal, mental health, crisis stabilization and other supportive services to undocumented immigrant individuals and families in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas at zero cost

Silver City Gospel Mission ($15,000) to provide food and clothing, household needs, work skills, ESL classes, and other English-speaking reading opportunities to immigrants in Grant County and surrounding areas who are unable to access federal and state resources

Somos Un Pueblo Unido ($65,000)* to work with advocacy partners to create a statewide emergency cash-assistance program for immigrant workers and families who are ineligible for federal relief, and advocate for local and state policies that would ensure access to government-sponsored economic assistance

Southern New Mexico Project, Inc. ($15,000) to expand its Emergency Food program that serves immigrant unemployed persons with families, single mothers with infants, seniors, people with disabilities, and married community college students in the southern Doña Ana County border region of Sunland Park

St. Felix Pantry, Inc. ($15,000) to provide immigrants in Sandoval County with food assistance and hire bilingual staff to ensure everyone is served and given the food required for their families

St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic dba Amador Health Center ($15,000) for care packages and 6,000 face coverings, COVID-19 testing, wellness checkups, behavioral health counseling, flu vaccinations, and resources to immigrants and agricultural workers living in the Las Cruces area

Taos Immigrant Allies ($15,000) to keep the nine “Little Free Pantries” in immigrant neighborhoods clean and stocked with healthy food and necessities and to provide immigrants in Taos with $100 food gift cards and cash assistance of $250-300 per month for rent and utilities

The Human Body Shop ($15,000) towards Placitas, an initiative to provide culturally relevant behavioral health and crisis case management to immigrant communities in Bernalillo County, regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status

The Regents of the University of New Mexico ($15,000) to fabricate and distribute masks, food, and face shields to immigrants, and to share important knowledge about COVID-19 to decrease the spread of the virus in Bernalillo County and surrounding communities

United Way of Eddy County ($15,000) to offer 10 online, bilingual sessions s that provide Spanish speaking immigrant children and their families in Eddy and Lea counties the tools to assist with depression and anxiety

University of New Mexico College of Education and Human Sciences ($15,000) to expand the Comadre Program’s assistance with finances, education, food insecurity and access to health care, to 200 immigrant women in Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Valencia counties who don’t qualify for federal programs.

Valencia Shelter for Domestic Violence ($9,500) to provide survivors of violence and their caregivers in Valencia, Torrance, and Socorro counties access to online services, including telephonic court hearings, virtual sessions with advocates and therapists, and access to online schooling in their primary language

Vizionz-Sankofa ($15,000) to provide services to refugees and immigrants in the greater metro Albuquerque area, including rental and food assistance, access to state and federal benefits, English and computer classes, and case management for families that test positive for COVID-19

*Organizations receiving multiple grants for the same purpose are combined into one description. 

2020 Technical Assistance Grants

Strengthening the capacity of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector (10 grants, totaling $115,000)

Bernalillo County Community Health Council ($7,500) towards the Women’s Health Care and Resource Mapping of health resources aimed at increasing access to and networking of healthcare, behavioral, and mental health services

Many Mothers ($18,000) to strengthen organizational capacity for connecting new mothers with the resources they need to raise healthy babies by engaging staff, board and volunteers in professional development and IT training, and securing new technology and pandemic-related equipment

McKinley Community Health Alliance ($7,500) to develop a plan of action that is inclusive of key stakeholders and community input as organization seeks to incorporate as a non-profit with the goal of building internal capacity and external legitimacy

Mesilla Valley Casa, Inc. ($16,000) to conduct a needs assessment in Doña Ana County that would inform program development, community agencies, CYFD and the court systems about how to address the needs of youth  so they avoid homelessness as they transition to adulthood

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs ($8,000) to build the internal capacity of Fierce Pride,  conduct staff and board trainings, broaden programmatic impact to reflect the needs of the LGBTQ+  in NM, and seek 501c3 IRS status under a new name, “Health Equity Alliance for LGBTQ+ New Mexico” (HEAL+)

New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness ($10,000) to support community-based teams in Alamogordo, Farmington, Gallup, Roswell, Santa Fe, Silver City, and Taos plan, design, fund and build new apartment communities designed to meet the needs of homeless people with disabilities and assist two communities in obtaining funding for housing units

New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative ($16,000) to pilot an innovative strategy to improve maternal safety and birth outcomes statewide by enhancing and aligning maternal safety programming, and assisting with data collection and impact analysis in partnership with rural hospital-based perinatal care teams

New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute ($16,000) to strengthen the capacity of the organization to enhance its digital resources and online presence, provide online workshops, and streamline its donation process to effectively engage underserved populations in issues that affect them

Roadrunner Food Bank ($8,500) to develop a data-sharing, medical-referral program that will  enhance patient-care coordination, and better support patients coping with multiple chronic health conditions and social risk factors

Tribal Adaptive Organization ($7,500) to improve data collection and capacity to develop an evidence- and empirical-based behavioral health curriculum to support wheelchair-bound Native American and other youth of socioeconomic disadvantages increase their individual and social functioning

2020 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Grants

Promoting the health and wellness of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between the Con Alma Health Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center (13 grants, totaling $150,000)

Family Strengths Network (FSN) ($10,000) to support the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Chit-Chat and Change Diapers, and the Special Needs Initiative programs, which help navigate stressors, mental and physical health concerns and social isolation

Family YMCA ($11,000) in support of Healthy Opportunities for Española Teen Center Youth which advances teen health and resiliency by providing educational and mentor support, skill-building opportunities, and and access to medical and behavior health resources

Inside Out ($11,000) towards programs and services for the most indigent and vulnerable members of Rio Arriba County through the Mobile Wellness Unit, jail groups, street-outreach efforts and assistance with detox and medically assisted treatment

Las Cumbres Community Services ($15,000) support towards in-home and community-integrated employment and education programs that encourages problem solving and bolsters self-sufficiency and confidence for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Rio Arriba, Los Alamos and northern Santa Fe counties

Los Alamos Family Council ($15,000) to assist indigent and low-income individuals challenged by substance use, domestic violence and suicide ideation access mental and behavioral health services and provide application assistance for insurance coverage

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board ($10,000) to strengthen the network of support for youth in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Northern Santa Fe counties by offering evidence-based trainings that teach adults how to recognize the symptoms of a youth in crisis

Los Alamos Makers ($7,500) to support vocational training and professional opportunities for youth and adults with developmental disabilities in an inclusive environment by facilitating access to modern manufacturing and basic creative skills in woodworking

McCurdy Schools of Northern New Mexico ($15,000) to support mental health services, crisis intervention, family therapy and counseling for students and their families, as well as support for counselors and staff responding to COVID-19 related issues

Mesa to Mesa ($10,500) towards the Home Repair from the Heart program, which repairs homes that pose serious health risks to elderly and disabled individuals, grandparents raising grandchildren, and low-income families in rural areas of Rio Arriba, Los Alamos and northern New Mexico

National Latino Behavioral Health Association ($10,000) to support youth-driven service-learning and leadership-development opportunities to increase community and civic engagement, enhance family bonding, and promote academic achievement for youth ages 10-19 living with grandparents

Northern Youth Project ($10,000) to support Sustaining Healthy Rural Communities in Northern New Mexico and COVID-19 Response by engaging youth as mentors and leaders, sharing growing practices, and packaging and distributing food, safety equipment and educational materials to rural communities

Santa Fe Recovery Center ($15,000) to support the Women and Children’s Program, which provides a continuum of care for women, including pregnant and post-partum, who can bring their children age 0-3 years into residential treatment to facilitate treatment and recovery

Self Help, Inc. ($10,000) to connect low-income families to healthcare, mental and behavioral services by covering copays for substance abuse treatment, prescription drugs, medical visits, home health equipment, sliding-scale behavioral health fees, and assisting with health-related financial planning

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project Grant Recipients (RWJF)

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project, to provide humanitarian aid to help families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency in New Mexico. (38 grants, totaling $789,500)

Asian American Association of NM ($20,000) to provide grocery cards and set up volunteer-driven delivery services to approximately 200 Asian Pacific American families, primarily in central New Mexico

Casa de Peregrinos, Inc. ($15,000) to provide monthly nutritious food distributions to low-income families in Doña Ana County and surrounding rural communities through the Food Security program

Catron Food Pantries ($10,000) to expand current sources and distribution of nutritious food for people who are food insecure in Catron County and the surrounding areas

Center for Health Innovation-Public Health Institute ($30,000) to improve capacity for COVID-19 response by training a diverse, credentialed, affordable, and culturally and linguistically appropriate public-health workforce in rural counties impacted by the pandemic

El Calvario United Methodist Church ($20,000) to provide rent, mortgage, medical, food and utility assistance through the Immigrant Relief Fund to families in Doña Ana County and surrounding rural communities

First Nations Community HealthSource ($20,000) to provide shelter resources, protection kits, behavioral counseling, burial assistance, COVID-19 education, and socially distanced spiritual support and tribal ceremonies to Native Americans in New Mexico through the Traditional Wellness program

Health Action NM ($30,000) to convene community leaders and groups engaged with vulnerable populations statewide to discuss existing grassroots work for COVID-19 relief, identify gaps and obstacles in accessing relief, and support collaborative action solutions

Healthy Futures ($15,000) to provide educational support, agricultural technical assistance, materials and starter seeds to Diné families and farmers in rural areas of the Navajo Nation

Indian Country Grassroots Support ($20,000) to support distribution of water and produce from the Shiprock Traditional Farmer Cooperative to Shiprock Northern Navajo Agency communities within the Navajo Nation in San Juan County

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ($20,000) to distribute food and supplies through the Pueblo Relief Fund to mitigate hunger and infection among the pueblos

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ($22,000) to coordinate distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to New Mexico’s 19 sovereign Pueblos in coordination with FEMA and the Pueblo Relief Fund’s connections and networks

Indigenous Lifeways ($20,000) to purchase, package and deliver food from Native-led businesses to community members in need across McKinley County, including three tribal nations (Navajo Nation, Ramah Navajo and Zuni Pueblo)

Indigenous Lifeways ($40,000) to strengthen McKinley Mutual Aid’s organizational foundation; develop a website and apps to share COVID-19 testimonials; identify gaps in resources and services, and give recommendations and testimonies to decision makers

Kitchen Angels ($20,000) to deliver freshly prepared, nutritious meals to chronically ill and homebound individuals who are required to self-quarantine or are at high risk in Santa Fe and surrounding rural communities

La Casa, Inc. ($20,000) to provide transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families living in abusive home situations in Doña Ana County and surrounding rural communities

La Semilla Food Center ($15,000) to support frontline workers and farmers to safely harvest, aggregate, package, and deliver fruits, vegetables and shelf-stable products to farm share participants, including youth, teachers, elders, and families in southern New Mexico

Luciente, Inc. ($20,000) to distribute food to 46 families weekly in Abiquiu, Cañones, Youngsville, Coyote and Gallina during the summer and provide open food pantries in the fall at Abiquiu Elementary School and Coronado High School

Mandy’s Special Farm ($20,000) to provide an increased differential to employees providing in-home caregiving services to individuals in Bernalillo County with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Mora Valley Community Health Services, Inc. ($20,000) to provide COVID-9 testing, purchase and distribute PPE, and distribute food boxes to the elderly in Mora County

National Center for Frontier Communities ($20,000) to support Grant County’s efforts to identify community needs, convene collaborators, develop a community process and plan to apply for grants, and co-create a vision for a healthy Grant County

National Indian Youth Leadership Development Project, Inc. ($20,000) to provide underserved Native American families with grocery store gift cards, masks and hand sanitizer,, coordinate organizations providing relief, and offer youth-development activities in McKinley County and surrounding areas

New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils ($30,000) to serve as a statewide hub to increase the capacity of health councils to address COVID-19 by assessing short-term and larger, long-term community needs as communities recover from COVID

New Mexico Black Leadership Council ($25,000) to provide leadership, administrative, technical, and communication services to Black-focused organizations in central and northern New Mexico to increase access to culturally appropriate health services and support an equitable recovery from the pandemic

New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty ($20,000) to educate individuals about their legal rightss; provide legal assistance to clients facing evictions; and promote changes in programs and policies that help families access stable, affordable housing and emergency income programs in Bernalillo County and statewide

New Mexico Community AIDS Partnership ($15,000) to support Comida Buena in serving healthy, nutritious food at four food pantries to people living with HIV in Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, and Roswell

New Mexico First ($30,000) to implement a consensus-backed plan that would advance improvements in health-related workforce issues, food security and local food systems; prevent and respond to trauma; and strengthen a continuum of care in underserved communities

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center ($20,000) to continue and expand COVID-19 response services for immigrants in Bernalillo County and statewide , including individuals in detention centers, by providing direct assistance, legal representation, information, and advocacy

New Mexico Veteran’s Integration Centers ($10,000) to provide a modified intensive outpatient approach layered with long-standing housing programs and on-site mental-health counseling services to veterans in Bernalillo County and across the state

Not Forgotten Outreach ($20,000) towards increasing access to behavioral- and alternative-health services to veterans and military families and improving food security by providing local, healthy food to school districts in Taos County

Roberta’s Place, Inc. ($10,000) towards providing temporary quarantine shelter and lifesaving services to survivors of domestic violence in Cibola County, including the Laguna, Acoma and Ramah Indian reservations

Solace Crisis Treatment Center ($20,000) towards the Bilingual Advocacy Expansion Project to ensure access to basic living needs for immigrant and Spanish-speaking families whose child has experienced sexual violence or other crimes in Santa Fe County and surrounding areas

The Salvation Army of Hobbs ($15,000) to provide food boxes, hygiene kits, eviction protection, case management and navigation services to vulnerable Lea County residents

Sky Center/NM Suicide Intervention Project ($7,500) to provide social, behavioral-health counseling, and crisis services to 100 youth and families at high risk for suicide, family conflict, and trauma related issues in Santa Fe County

Three Sisters Kitchen ($20,000) towards expanding the ReFresh program by providing bi-weekly food boxes from local food producers and nutrition education to 150 food-insecure Albuquerque households

Truchas Services Center Inc. ($7,500) to distribute food from the Food Depot and Española and Pojoaque markets twice a month to members of the Truchas village and surrounding communities

United Way of Eastern NM, Inc. ($15,000) to extend available rent and utility assistance to families in Curry and Eddy counties facing eviction and utility shut off

United Way of Eddy County ($20,000) towards an Emergency Relief Fund that provides assistance with rent, utilities, food, prescription medication and childcare costs, and to distribute personal protective equipment to non-profits and nursing homes in Eddy County

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project ($20,000) to distribute hygiene items and youth wellness kits, including jump ropes and hula hoops for physical activity, fresh produce, gardening materials, and arts and games to Zuni families

OUR PEOPLE

Community Advisory Committee 2019–2020

CHAIR, Patricia Collins, Hobbs
VICE CHAIR, Donna House, Alcalde & Navajo Nation
SECRETARY, Wanda Ross Padilla, PhD, Santa Fe
Beverly Allen, Carlsbad
Joaquin Arguello de Jesus, Taos
Adan Carriaga, Albuquerque
Leigh Caswell, Albuquerque
Jim Coates, Glenwood
Yolanda Cruz, Las Vegas
Melanie Goodman, Mesilla
Twila Rutter, Clovis
Sonlatsa Jim-Martin, Gallup
Robert Nelson, Albuquerque
Susie Trujillo, Silver City
Helen Tso, Farmington

Board of Trustees 2019–2020

PRESIDENT, Deborah Walker, Santa Fe
VICE PRESIDENT, Trish Ruiz, Hobbs
TREASURER, Barry Herskowitz, Santa Fe
SECRETARY, Carlos Romero, Albuquerque

Robert Apodaca, Albuquerque
Barrett Brewer, Gila
Rainey Enjady, Mescalero Apache Nation
Renee Goldtooth-Halwood, Navajo Nation
Lori Martinez, Las Cruces
Nathan Padilla, Roswell
Alisha Prada, MD, Albuquerque
Regis Pecos, Cochiti Pueblo
Robert Phillips, PhD, Roswell
Fred Sandoval, Cochiti
Gary Williams, Albuquerque

Committee Members at Large
Steve Gaber
Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD, Albuquerque
Wyck Pattishall
Rick Tyner

Outgoing 2020 BOT Members
Judith Cooper, Clayton
Haeyalyn Muniz, Jicarilla Apache Nation

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group 2019–2020

CHAIR, Joe Gutierrez

Sue Friar
Shelley Morris
Dolores E. Roybal, PhD
Wendy Schamaun

Outgoing 2020 NNMHGG Members
Teri Nixon

Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Dolores E. Roybal, PhD
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Nelsy Dominguez
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Amy Donafrio
INFORMATION MANAGER, Cecile LaBore
COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR, Dennis McCutcheon