Community Benefits Program

Our Community Benefits Grant Program is one of the ways Fallon works with community partners to foster positive health outcomes and long-term solutions. Above and beyond, we facilitate partnerships and offer in-kind resources to help organizations extend their reach and maximize their impact.  

What we fund

Fallon is committed to helping community organizations make a meaningful impact in the lives of those they serve. In order to better understand how we can best serve the community, Fallon conducts a comprehensive assessment of community health needs throughout our service area. In collaboration with community partners, Fallon uses this assessment to determine the focus areas for Fallon’s philanthropic efforts.

In 2015, Fallon will distribute a limited number of grants to eligible organizations to support new or existing programs in the following areas.

Our funding priorities:

  • Programs that promote opportunities for “at-risk”/”proven risk” youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 21
  • Programs that improve access to good nutrition and/or promote physical activity
  • Preventive health and social service programs for seniors
  • Programs that provide services to support individuals with behavioral and/or mental health issues with a specific emphasis on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable groups by their ethnicity, age, demographics and risk-factors
  • Programs that support hunger relief

What we do not fund

In general, Fallon Health does not fund projects outside of our service area. We also do not fund initiatives that are not aligned with our funding priorities. These initiatives may include:

  • endowments
  • capital campaigns
  • scholarships
  • the retirement of operating deficits

How to apply

New for 2015! Our entire application process is completed online for all community grant programs. All of your supporting materials will need to be uploaded by you to a web portal.

First, please read this important information about our grants (pdf), which includes a link to register and login to the new online application portal.

Contact us

For more information, contact:
Kimberly Salmon
Director of Community Relations
Fallon Health
1-508-368-9349
kimberly.salmon@fchp.org

Cheryl Schmaltz
Senior Community Relations Associate
Fallon Health
1-508-368-9834
cheryl.schmaltz@fchp.org

Deeanna Leite
Senior Event Coordinator
1-508-368-9199
deeanna.Leite@fchp.org  

About the Community Benefits Committee 

Funding decisions are made once per year by Fallon Health’s Community Benefits Committee, an entity comprised of  members of Fallon Health leadership as well as members from the communities we serve who represent specific geographic regions or areas of expertise. All members are appointed by Fallon’s President and CEO and serve a three-year term.

2013-2016 Community Benefits Committee

  • Adam Baacke, Assistant City Manager, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Kristine Bostek, Vice President and Executive Director, Summit ElderCare, Fallon Health
  • Christine Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Fallon Health
  • Beth Chambers, Director of Community Services, Catholic Charities South Shore
  • Kevin McGovern, Vice President Treasurer and Capital Management, Fallon Health
  • Andrew Moorehouse, Executive Director, Food Bank of Western MA
  • Catherine M. Rossi, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Kimberly Salmon, Director of Community Relations, Fallon Health
  • Cheryl Schmaltz, Senior Community Relations Associate

Application deadlines

June 30, 2015, 5 p.m.

Letters of intent due

Sept. 30, 2015, 5 p.m.

Completed applications due 

Fall 2015

All applicants will be notified about the status of their grant

November 2015

Grant funds are distributed

Begin the application »

Contact us

Kimberly Salmon
Director of Community Relations
Fallon Health
1-508-368-9349
kimberly.salmon@fchp.org

Cheryl Schmaltz
Senior Community Relations Associate
Fallon Health
1-508-368-9834
cheryl.schmaltz@fchp.org

Deeanna Leite
Senior Event Coordinator
1-508-368-9199
deeanna.leite@fchp.org