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New Mexico Health Equity Partnerships: Boys and Men of Color Capacity Building Resource Pool

Deadline: February 16, 2018

The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (HEP), an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, works with a network of partners and allies to build movement to ensure every New Mexican can lead a healthy life, live in neighborhoods where children and families thrive, and have a say in the decisions that impact their communities and their lives.

As a recipient of the 2017 RISE for Boys and Men of Color Capacity Building Award, HEP will distribute “capacity building resource” funding to grassroots organizations in Albuquerque and in surrounding indigenous communities. RISE for Boys and Men of Color is a field advancement effort that aims to better understand and strategically improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. RISE spans five fields (education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development) and focuses on four populations (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans).

Proposed ideas may include an organization hiring a consultant to help improve the organization’s current data collection systems; an organization’s members participating in a series of workshops to strengthen their skills; or collaborative partners convening together to develop practices to strengthen boys and men of color data sharing. These resources will be used to sustain and strengthen the work of boys and men of color by enhancing the ability of organizations to assess, document, and track effective practices and forward-thinking, asset-based, unconventional solutions. The vision is to advance understanding about the relationship between opportunities, social conditions, and systems that impact boys and men of color, and provide specificity in meeting the needs of communities.

Amount: Up to $40,000 is available to award up to eight grants, ranging from $4,000-$7,500 each.

Eligibility:

  • Grassroots organizations that are working to improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans).
  • Grassroots organizations whose work is in Albuquerque or surrounding Native American communities within New Mexico.
  • Grassroots organizations that are considered tax-exempt as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status, or that can demonstrate a connection with at least one organization that has 501(c)(3) status and will serve as a fiscal sponsor.

Note: Grassroots organizations receiving RISE Boys and Men of Color capacity building funding through another grant are not eligible for this opportunity.

Link: https://goodnewsnm.org/portfolio/new-mexico-health-equity-partnerships/

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