Founded in 1977, Fallon Health acts as both an insurer and provider of health care in its service areas in Massachusetts.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for its Annual Community Benefits Grants Program. Through the program, grants ranging between $5,000 and $45,000 will be awarded in support of new or existing programs in Massachusetts that address one or more of the foundation’s funding priorities:
Senior Health Initiatives — Programs that support the ability of seniors to live safely in their homes and communities and/or provide access to care, behavioral health resources, and access to food and utilities. Priority will be given to programs that provide access to care and services, caregiver support services, transportation to medical appointments, healthy living programs; falls safety, community safety, home safety, and access to nutritious foods (e.g., mobile pantries and markets and Meals on Wheels).
Children and Youth Initiatives — Community-based programs that provide access to and wraparound services and resources for children and youth. Particular consideration will be given to programs that provide access to care such as family support services, behavioral health, and transportation and accessing services; programs that address community safety initiatives such as safe outdoor spaces and environmental issues; and programs that seek solutions for economic stability such as education, affordable childcare, housing stability, vocational training and workforce development, and access to nutritious foods, mobile pantries and markets.
Food Insecurity — Programs that provide access to and educational resources related to healthy eating, community gardens, financial literacy, food preparation, vocational training, and access to food in the most underserved and underrepresented communities. The foundation also supports schools that provide food and other sanitary resources for students who are food insecure.
The foundation has a particular geographic focus on the Massachusetts counties of Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Worcester.
Letters of Intent are due July 5, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Nonprofit health and social service agencies, public schools, city or town agencies, community health centers, community mental health agencies, and hospitals are eligible to apply.
See the Fallon Health website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.