Anchorum St. Vincent Announces Inaugural Impact Grant Award Nonprofit Recipients

Anchorum St. Vincent News:
SANTA FE — Santa Fe-based Anchorum St. Vincent announces the nonprofit recipients of its inaugural Impact Grant Awards for 2019.
Anchorum St. Vincent serves as a nonprofit community health impact organization providing financial and strategic support to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being for the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
With the support and leadership from its Board of Directors, Anchorum introduced its inaugural competitive Impact Grant process in January this year and conducted Pre-Proposal Workshops for applicants highlighting the four strategic priority areas of focus and criteria:
  • Senior Health and Wellness;
  • Adult Behavioral Health;
  • Educational Attainment; and
  • Housing.
“We want to be a trusted partner and resource for our grantees to ensure the success of the programs we support that address social determinants and continue to improve and sustain the health and wellness of our community,” President/CEO Peter F. Bastone said. “We look forward to working in collaboration with these outstanding organizations on the meaningful work and services they provide to ensure a strong, healthy, vital community for Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.”
“Anchorum has historically invested with direct grants in programs to support the mission of CHRISTUS St. Vincent ─ ensuring quality care for all patients and to close the gaps that impact health, with a special focus on children in our community,” said Chairman of the Board Charles Goodman of Anchorum St. Vincent. “Last year, we worked with our board of directors and local community members to help guide our strategy and vision. Our inaugural competitive Impact Grant cycle has been a thorough and thoughtful process conducted over the past six months. We are humbled by our ability to invest $700,000 to provide significant impact to help strengthen significant programs in essential services for the communities we serve.”
Anchorum St. Vincent is very pleased to announce $700,000 in funding for the 2019 Impact Grants:
2019 Anchorum St. Vincent Grant Awardees:
Senior Health & Wellness, Total Grant Awards $190,000
Grantees are located in Santa Fe and the Española areas and will provide important funding to support meals for seniors, home visiting and support, home repair and home modifications to enable seniors to age in place, with dignity:
  • Kitchen Angels;
  • Mesa to Mesa;
  • Casa Milagro; and
  • Coming Home Connection.
Adult Behavioral Health, Total Grant Awards $250,000
Grantees are located in Santa Fe, Española, Tesuque, and other communities in northern New Mexico and will provide important funding to support harm reduction, substance abuse prevention, intervention and recovery programs, grief counseling, support and counseling for immigrants, mental and behavioral health awareness, and domestic violence interventions:
  • Solace;
  • Gerard’s House;
  • Santa Fe Dreamers;
  • The Mountain Center; and
  • Compassionate Touch.
Housing, Total Grant Awards $250,000 Grantees are located in Santa Fe and will provide important funding to support homeless shelters, assistance and support for homeless families with children, transitional housing, and group home case management and support:
  • SFPS Adelante;
  • Interfaith Shelter; and
  • St. Elizabeth Shelter.
Educational Attainment, Total Grant Awards $160,000
Grantees are located in Santa Fe, Española, Las Vegas, Mora, and other rural communities in northern New Mexico and will provide important funding to support medical and dual-credit career pathways, STEM and reading programs, and after school youth programming.
  • St. Michael’s Medical Magnet;
  • Monte del Sol;
  • Reading Quest;
  • STEM Santa Fe;
  • United World College; and
  • YMCA Española.
Anchorum St. Vincent’s Purpose, Vision and Role
Our story began in 1865 when four Sisters of Charity journeyed from Ohio to Santa Fe to establish St. Vincent’s Hospital. It was a selfless mission of healing, at a time of great need.
Today, Anchorum’s purpose is to honor this 153-year legacy of healing and care for the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. And so, begins a new chapter in our story.
Anchorum plays a critical leading role in the community by applying a new model of health impact initiatives: We convene like-minded philanthropic investors, nonprofits, community members, and other partners, then serve as a catalyst to make impact grants, and sound, purposeful impact investments in four key strategic areas:
  • Addressing the social determinants of health, particularly adult behavioral health, and senior health and wellness;
  • Embracing health innovation and economic development – including health-related technology and economic development that represent new ways we can impact our community;
  • Expanding our health system’s physical infrastructure, by maximizing the efficiency of existing care facilities, and leading effort to fund and build new ones; and
  • Dedicated to extending care for our community, and facilitating access to appropriate levels of care, through the St. Vincent family of providers and other organizations.
Relationship Between Anchorum St. Vincent, CHRISTUS St. Vincent, St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and CHRISTUS Health, Anchorum is one of three St. Vincent organizations working together in Santa Fe and northern
New Mexico with one common goal: to improve the long-term health and well-being of our community. Each entity has unique expertise and capabilities that gain high-level engagement from their respective target audiences:
Anchorum St. Vincent is a Community Health Impact Organization. A unique nonprofit in the US, that manages a large endowment for the community’s health and well-being while also owning 50 percent of CHRISTUS St. Vincent. Our primary audience is the community nonprofits, strategic partners and philanthropic impact investors.
CHRISTUS St. Vincent represents the hospital itself, its dedicated physicians, nurses, technicians, staff, and state-of-the-art facilities—all providing superior, personalized healthcare to our community. Its primary audience is patients, families, and medical providers.
St. Vincent Hospital Foundation supports the hospital as its fundraising arm. Its primary audience is health-minded donors and philanthropists. Working together, the three St. Vincent organizations represent the premier health and wellness system for the community of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, and one of the most innovative, philanthropic health-impact models in the United States.
CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system, comprised of more than 600 centers, including more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities. Together with Anchorum St. Vincent, CHRISTUS Health owns 50% of CHRISTUS St. Vincent.