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Con Alma Health Foundation: Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group

Deadline: May 30, 2018

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. The Foundation seeks to improve the health status and access to health care services for all New Mexicans and advocates for health policy, which will address the unmet health needs of all New Mexicans. Con Alma defines health broadly to include not only physical health, but also mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, economic, and spiritual health and well-being. This definition represents an approach to both individual and community well-being which impacts local and statewide health systems.

The Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) is a joint initiative of Con Alma Health Foundation and the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary, formed to administer a fund created by proceeds from the 2002 sale of the Los Alamos Medical Center to a for-profit corporation. NNMHGG grants address unmet needs of northern New Mexico communities. NNMHGG grants are not likely to be awarded for projects with activities replacing public sector health-related services. Services that supplement or expand health-related services of the public sector are accepted. Examples include, but are not limited, to:

  • Improve the health status and rights of diverse populations and northern New Mexico communities in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe Counties
  • Increase access to health and health care services
  • Advocate for health policy
  • Increase community wellness and health equity
  • A specific program/project, an initiative, or general operations of an organization’s overall mission

Amount: Awards range from $7,000-$15,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofits or organizations applying through a fiscal sponsor. Activities must benefit communities in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe Counties (northern Santa Fe County excludes the city of Santa Fe and points south). Any organization working directly with pueblo or tribal communities/nations must submit a letter from those pueblos or tribes acknowledging support for the organization and the project that will be implemented.

Link: https://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/

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