Annual Community Benefits Grant program

Fallon Health awards grants in the range of $5,000 to $45,000 annually, per proposal, with the average awards of $10,000 to $20,000. We fund new programs or the continuation or expansion of existing programs that address one or more of the areas of our funding priorities.

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In past years, we have given grants to:

  • nonprofit health and social service agencies
  • public schools
  • city or town agencies
  • community health centers
  • community mental health agencies and hospitals

Application process

Step 1: Submit a letter of intent before June 29, 2018, through our online application site.

Step 2: If your letter of intent is accepted, you will be invited to apply for the Community Benefits Grant.

Step 3: Applications due through our online submission process before October 12, 2018.

Step 4: Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Fallon Community Benefits Committee on the basis of:

  • The program’s ability to address one or more of the needs outlined above, including its potential for:
    a. Programs that support seniors in their homes and communities providing access to care, safety in their homes and communities, behavioral health resources and access to food and utilities;
    b. Community-based programs or organizations that provide access to programs that wrap services and resources around children and youth.
  • The importance of the particular problem being addressed and the number of people who will be served
  • The qualifications of the organization(s) sponsoring and implementing the program
  • The sustainability of the program
  • Collaboration between the program and other community resources, with a goal of reducing or eliminating duplication of services
  • The degree to which the program can provide linguistically and culturally appropriate services

2017 recipients

  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Berkshire Health Systems' Operation Better Start
  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester 
  • CASA Project
  • Central MA Housing Alliance
  • Girls Inc. of Worcester
  • Merrimack Valley Immigrant and Education Center
  • Northampton Survival Center
  • Regional Environmental Council
  • St. Paul's Elder Outreach

Application deadlines

Early May 2018

The application process will open.

June 29, 2018, 5 p.m.

Letters of intent due

Early September 2018

Select organizations invited back to submit full applications.

October 12, 2018, 5 p.m.

Completed applications due

December 2018

Grant funds are distributed

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Contact us

Kimberly Salmon
Director of Community Relations
Fallon Health

Cheryl Schmaltz
Senior Community Relations Associate
Fallon Health