Anchorum St. Vincent Impact Grants 2019

Posted on June 10, 2019

Anchorum St. Vincent announces their Inaugural Impact Grant Award Recipients

Santa Fe, New Mexico — June 10, 2019 — Today, Santa Fe-based Anchorum St. Vincent, proudly announces the nonprofit recipients of their 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 their Board of Directors, Anchorum introduced their 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
  • 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,” said Peter F. Bastone, President and Chief Executive Officer. “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 Charles Goodman, Chairman of the Board, 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: 

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.

Casa Milagro
Coming Home Connection
Kitchen Angels
Mesa to Mesa

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.

Compassionate Touch
Gerard’s House
Solace Crisis Treatment Center
The Mountain Center
Santa Fe Dreamers Project

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.

Interfaith Community Shelter Group
SFPS Adelante

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.

Monte del Sol - Sustainable College and Career Readiness
Reading Quest
St. Michael’s High School - Medical Magnet Program
STEM Santa Fe - STEM Scaffold at Capital High School
The Family YMCA - Española Teen Center
United World College - Local Educational Partnerships

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:

  1. Addressing the social determinants of health, particularly adult behavioral health, and senior health and wellness.
  2. Embracing health innovation and economic development – including health-related technology and economic development that represent new ways we can impact our community.
  3. Expanding our health system’s physical infrastructure, by maximizing the efficiency of existing care facilities, and leading effort to fund and build new ones.
  4. 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% of CHRISTUS St. Vincent. Our primary audience is the community's 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.



About Anchorum St. Vincent
Anchorum St. Vincent is a nonprofit community health impact organization, investing in the well-being of the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. We serve as a convener and catalyst, to bring together the knowledge, resources, and skills available to meet the urgent health and care needs of our community and inspire lasting, sustainable social impact. With our innovative, mission-based, impact-investment model, we are changing the way we address social determinants with sustainable solutions for the physical and behavioral health of our community.

To learn more about our collaborations and investments, visit our website at and visit us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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