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Health nonprofits to benefit from 42 grants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than $665,000 in 42 grants was awarded recently to nonprofits around the state that provide access to health programs that support communities.

The grants were awarded by Santa Fe-based Con Alma Health Foundation, the largest private foundation in New Mexico dedicated solely to all issues related to health.

The grants will support such diverse programs as suicide prevention, supportive housing, environmental health, child welfare, economic development, health care careers, advocacy training, health care access and a healthy food financing initiative.

Con Alma honored its grant recipients at the health foundation’s annual grantee recognition event in November.

“Our grant recipients are working hard to make New Mexico a healthier place to live,” said Dolores E. Roybal, Con Alma’s executive director.

Con Alma Health Foundation General Operating and Project Grants, for health systems strategies, 15 grants, totaling $200,000: Albuquerque Interfaith, $12,000; Cibola General Hospital, $7,500; Earth Care International, $10,000; Equality New Mexico Foundation, $18,000; Healthy Native Communities Partnership, $20,000; La Semilla Food Center, $14,000; McKinley Community Health Alliance, $15,000; National Alliance on Mental Illness, New Mexico, $10,000; New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee, $14,000; New Mexico Environmental Law Center, $15,000; New Mexico State University, $18,000; New Vistas, $14,000; Pegasus Legal Services for Children, $7,500; Tessa Anderson Suicide Prevention Coalition, $10,000; Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, $15,000.

Technical Assistance Grants, strengthening the capacity of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector, nine grants, totaling $115,000: Fathers New Mexico, $14,000; New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $15,000; New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, $7,500; New Mexico Kids Matter, $15,000; Santa Fe Recovery Center, $16,000; Scotts House, $15,000; Supporting People in Need, $7,500; Wings for L.I.F.E., $9,000; Zuni Youth Enrichment Project, $16,000.

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, promoting the health and wellness of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties, 14 grants, totaling $150,000: Angioma Alliance, $7,500; Barrios Unidos, $10,000; Family Strengths Network, $15,500; The Family YMCA, $15,000; Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute, $10,000; Inside Out, $15,000; Los Alamos Family Council, $15,000; Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, $12,000; Los Alamos Makers, $10,000; Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, $7,500; Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, $7,500; Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico, $7,500; Santa Fe Recovery Center, $10,000; Self Help, $7,500.

Multi-Year Grants, for addressing access and policies that advance health equity and impact under-served populations, four grants, totaling $200,000: Generation Justice, $50,000; New Energy Economy, $50,000; New Mexico Voices for Children, $50,000; Santa Fe Community College, $50,000.

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