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
Amount: Applicants must select one of the following fixed amounts and are encouraged to select whichever of $7,500, $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 available request amount best meets the organization’s needs.
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.
Note: Applicants to Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group may also apply to Con Alma Health Foundation.
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