Con Alma Annual GrantsDeadline: April 30, 2021
The emphasis of Con Alma’s grantmaking is on health—attaining long-term policy solutions and health equity that is informed by community voices. Con Alma Health Foundation defines health broadly in the areas of health and human services—to include physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, and spiritual health and well-being—and has a focus on the needs of the uninsured/underinsured and the medically underserved. It works to advance health equity and reduce health disparities by promoting greater access to health care and improved quality of health care for all, with a special emphasis on people of color and rural and tribal communities. The Foundation grants promote systemic change and are outcome oriented. Successful application requests align with the Foundation’s mission and core values.
Priority consideration is given to proposals that demonstrate strong collaborative relationships, have multiple funding sources, a plan for sustainability, and that address systemic change rather than direct services.
Nonprofits interested in approaching Con Alma for funding can do so through two overarching funding opportunities:
- Con Alma Grants. Con Alma Grants engage in health systems strategies that address the needs, and builds on the strengths of, the diverse communities of New Mexico. The Foundation supports the efforts that improve the health status of all peoples living in New Mexico.
- Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG). In partnership with the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center, the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group awards grants that promote the health and wellness of the diverse peoples of Los Alamos, Española, and northern Santa Fe counties.
Con Alma Grant awards are for single-year implementation in support of three ‘types’ of funding opportunities:
- Project Support: For efforts focused on health systems strategies that address the needs of New Mexico’s diverse communities.
- General Operating/Core Support: For organizations seeking funding of their overall mission and operations. Organizations that provide direct service to individuals are generally not eligible to apply for general operating grants.
- Technical Assistance/Capacity Building Support: To address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among New Mexico’s nonprofits, and/or nonprofit sector.
Amount: 7,500, $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000.
Note: Applicants can request one of the above fixed amounts, and are encouraged to select whichever amount best meets the organization’s needs.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the people and communities of New Mexico, including current and past grant recipients of Con Alma and Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group.