Formally established in 1999, the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts is dedicated to improving the health of those who live or work in central Massachusetts, with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations and unmet needs.
To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for its Activation Fund. Through the fund, grants will be awarded to discrete projects in central Massachusetts that activate creative and innovative approaches to the alleviation of community health concerns; the movement of a community-based organization to the next level of sustainable capacity and effectiveness; partnerships to address health issues with new strategies; and/or the exploration of emerging health challenges and opportunities.
Previous grants made by the fund have ranged from $10,000 to $100,000, with an average grant size of just under $60,000. In general, grants are for a year in duration.
To be eligible, applicants must be an IRS-designated tax-exempt nonprofit organization or government entity (e.g., municipalities, school districts, etc.), and the project must fall within Worcester County and a number of surrounding towns.
Letters of Intent are due April 30. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by June 19, 2020.
The foundation strongly suggests that interested organizations email info (at) hfcm.org to discuss proposed project ideas with foundation staff by April 17, 2020.
See the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.