“Despite the extraordinary challenges of 2020, we felt grateful to live in New Mexico, where helping one another is second nature.”
President, Con Alma Health Foundation
FROM THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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.