Small Grants for Better Health
Con Alma Health Foundation is offering small grants (up to $15,000) to help New Mexico community organizations change health systems to promote health equity. Small Grant projects may serve any geographic area within New Mexico.
Applications that focus on making health-related systems more accessible and capable of meeting the needs of diverse communities (especially those underserved are highly regarded. Projects that involve collaboration—particularly multisector collaboration (public and private, for-profit and non -profit, multiple providers/ services, etc.) are also highly regarded. Projects with funding (including in-kind) from multiple sources are generally preferred.
Small Grants are not awarded to projects focusing on direct services. However, organizations that provide direct services and also promote systemic change through their work can apply. Applications that focus on these aspects, and addressing how their work affects health systems in New Mexico, may be competitive.
Applicants must comply with all funding requirements and restrictions:
Applicants must be recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization. If you are not a 501 (c) 3 you may apply using a Fiscal Sponsor.
All activities funded by the grant must occur in or benefit the people of NM.
Any organization working directly with pueblo or tribal communities/nations must submit a letter from those pueblos or tribes acknowledging support for the organization and the project.
No grants may be made to individuals and/or for scholarships and fellowships.
Con Alma grants may not be used to fund lobbying activities or other activities prohibited under section 502 (c ) (3) of the IRS code.
Grant funds may not be used for capital purposes, construction or renovation, or for the purchase of property and equipment at more than $5,000 per item.
Grants may not be used for annual fund raising campaigns, political campaigns, endowments, event sponsorships, clinical research, or direct financial subsidy of health services to individuals or groups.