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Con Alma Health Foundation: Small Grant Cycle

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Con Alma Health Foundation focuses broadly in the areas of health and human services with special emphasis on culturally diverse, 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. Grants are made to: 1) Invest in communities; 2) Invest in health basics; 3) Leverage resources; and 4) Invest in systems change. Applications that focus on making health-related systems more accessible, responsive, and capable of meeting the needs of our diverse communities (especially those underserved by systems as they currently operate) are likely to be highly competitive.

Con Alma’s Small Grant Cycle will open on April 7 and the application is available online. To ensure statewide representation, the Foundation separates applicants into five geographic regions. A “6th region” includes proposals covering the entire state. Each grant cycle, the Foundation ensures that there is representation from all six regions. Con Alma actively tries to increase proposals from rural areas and underrepresented regions, where resources are scarcer.

To learn more about Con Alma’s priorities and grantmaking strategy, review its report “Health Equity in New Mexico: A Roadmap for Grantmaking and Beyond” available on the website.

Amount: Up to $15,000 each.

Eligibility: The foundation makes its grants to 501(c)(3) organizations within the state of New Mexico. Applicants may use a fiscal sponsor.

Link: http://www.conalma.org/

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