Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) Grants

Con Alma Health Foundation

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Grant amount: US $7,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 24, 2020 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New Mexico: Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, Santa Fe County

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group (NNMHGG) is a joint initiative of Con Alma and the Hospital Auxiliary of Los Alamos Medical Center. NNMHGG awards grants of up to $20,000 to eligible nonprofits that target the unmet healthcare needs of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe Counties.

NNMHGG Grant Cycle

NNMHGG Grants support a wide range of programs/projects, initiatives and organizations that address the needs left unmet by the sale of Los Alamos Medical Center. These needs are detailed in “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.
    • “Northern Santa Fe County” excludes both the city and areas south of Santa Fe.
  • Increase access to health and health care services
  • Advocate for health policy
  • Increase community wellness and health equity
  • A specific program/project, an initiative or general operations of an organization’s overall mission.

Which Type of Funding Should we Apply For?

Con Alma, through the NNMHGG, provides Project Support to organizations seeking funding for a specific set of activities, a limited period of time, focused group of beneficiaries, or particular goals that fall within the organization’s mission, but do not include your entire scope of operations.

We provide General Operating/Core Support for organizations that need funding for their mission and scope of operations in their entirety, without a particular project focus. *To be considered for general operating/core support, organization’s mission and scope of work must align closely with Con Alma’s and NNMHGG’s strategic focus and priorities.

Organizations that primarily or exclusively provide direct services are not eligible to apply for general operating/core support.

Technical Assistance/Capacity Building funding is available for projects focused on expanding or improving the ability of an organization (and/or non-profit sector) to fulfill its purpose and carry out its mission effectively. See “applying for Technical Assistance/Capacity Building” for more detailed guidance.

You are not guaranteed to receive the type of funding you select. If, upon review of your application, we feel another type of funding is more appropriate, we will revise the type accordingly and may request additional information from you.

You may apply through the NNMHGG for one the three types of funding noted above. Additionally, those applying to NNMHGG may also submit an application for consideration through CAHF grant opportunities. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All grants are limited to 501(c)(3) organizations or organizations with an approved 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. If you have a question related to fiscal sponsorship requirement, contact our Program Director.
  • The purpose of the NNMHGG grant must benefit people living in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe Counties.
  • 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.


  • No grant will be made to individuals, or to fund scholarships/ fellowships, capital or endowment campaigns, annual fundraising campaigns, event sponsorships, emergency repairs, debt liquidation, clinical research, or direct financial subsidy of health services to individuals or groups.
  • No grant will be made to fund political campaigns, lobbying activities, or other activities prohibited by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • No grant will be made to fund construction or renovation.
  • Purchases of property or equipment are limited to $5,000 per item.
  • An organization that has previously received a CAHF grant may apply for additional grants in subsequent years. Successful recurring requests must show that the organization has built upon previous strategies. The Foundation generally will not consider ongoing funding for the same activity.