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Deadline: April 24, 2019

Con Alma Health Foundation: Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group

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 Hospital Auxiliary of Los Alamos Medical Center. NNMHGG grants address unmet needs of northern New Mexico communities (for detailed information on these needs, see: “Data for Grantmaking: A Comparative Study of Community Health.” 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

Proposals that demonstrate the following have a higher chance of being funded:

  • A thorough understanding of Con Alma Health Foundation’s mission, funding priorities, and definitions of key grant making terms such as “health equity,” “systems change,” and “active vs. passive consultation.”
  • The Foundation encourages applicants to learn more about these by looking at the Foundation’s website, and by reviewing grant guidelines and the report “Health Equity in New Mexico: A Roadmap for Grantmaking and Beyond.”
  • A shared value for collaboration within or across geographic areas or institutional sectors (government, nonprofit, private sector).
  • A focus on improving the health of underserved residents of New Mexico, including rural areas, communities of ethnic or other diversity, immigrants, veterans, etc.
  • A budget with support from multiple sources and a clear relationship between expenses and the goals stated in the application.

Applicants may apply through the NNMHGG for one the following types of funding: project support, general operating/core support, and technical assistance/capacity building. Note that organizations that primarily or exclusively provide direct services are not eligible to apply for general operating/core support.

Amount: Awards will range from $7,500-$20,000.

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). Organizations working directly with pueblo or tribal communities/nations or within their jurisdictions must submit a letter of support from the tribe(s)/nation(s) involved as an attachment to the application.

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

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