The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation’s Special Initiative grants program supports innovative pilots and demonstration projects in Massachusetts that expand access to health care for low-income consumers, are aligned with the foundation’s strategic focus areas, and complement the objectives of its other funding.
Through the program, three non-renewable grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of activities that expand access to coverage and care for low-income and vulnerable people; advance knowledge and information in support of low-income health issues and lay the foundation for evidence-based results for healthcare delivery, public and subsidized coverage, and behavioral health services; promote efforts that validate the impact of social services on health status; and evaluate the effectiveness of programs or engage in a variety of other activities that are aligned with the foundation’s strategic priorities to promote access to quality care and coverage for low-income and vulnerable residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Eligible applicants include Massachusetts-based organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable people, particularly individuals receiving MassHealth or other subsidized health insurance. For-profit companies, religious organizations, and individuals are ineligible to apply.
See the Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.