Con Alma Health Foundation
Con Alma provides grants to eligible nonprofits whose work incorporates an equity and social justice lens to ensure that New Mexico’s diverse populations and communities have full access and opportunities to lead healthy lives. Con Alma Health Foundation defines health broadly in the areas of health and human services. The Foundation defines health broadly 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.
Priority consideration is given to proposals that demonstrate strong collaborative relationships, have multiple funding sources, a plan for sustainability, and address systemic change rather than direct services.
Applicants may apply for one of three project types:
1) Project Support: For short-to-medium term efforts focused on health system strategies that address the needs, opportunities, and gaps of New Mexico’s diverse communities. The Foundation will consider requests that focus on advancing health equity and/or addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) such as an organization’s efforts to increase access, prevent the disruption of key resources, advance health equity-centered solutions, address challenges or opportunities by advocating for change and/or engaging inclusive placed-based and community-driven efforts (organizing or advocacy), or address unmet health needs by expanding geographic reach (as examples).
2) General Operating/Core Support: For systems change/policy focused organizations seeking funding of their overall mission and operations. Note: Organizations that provide direct service to individuals are generally not eligible to apply for general operating grants.
3) Technical Assistance/Capacity Building Support: To address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among New Mexico’s nonprofits and/or nonprofit sector. Whether a nonprofit organization seeks to receive or to provide technical assistance, it may request funding to:
- Increase awareness, understanding, competencies, and/or engagement on an issue or policy.
- Build skills and expand impact and effectiveness, increase capacity to lead, manage, and operate the organization by acquiring new skills, expanding existing capacity, and incorporating new technology /tools.
- Strengthen and augment the capacity of networks, alliances, collaborations, and other coordinating efforts.
Amount: Applicants may apply for $15,000, $20,000, or $25,000 depending on their needs.
Eligibility: Grants are awarded only to tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) Code of the IRS. Projects, non-profits, public or governmental agencies, or federally recognized tribes in the state of New Mexico without IRS 501(c)(3) designation may apply through a Fiscal Sponsor. Grants must benefit people living in New Mexico.
Note: Organizations working directly with sovereign nations, pueblos, or tribal communities, or within their jurisdictions, must upload a letter of support from a community-based tribal group or from the tribe(s)/nation(s) within which they will be working as an attachment to the application.
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