Annual Community Benefits Grants program

Fallon Health awards grants in the range of $5,000 to $45,000, 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 our focus areas for funding.

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

See the list of 2019 recipients

How to apply

Step 1: Submit a letter of intent before 5 p.m., July 3, 2020, through our online application site.

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

Step 3: Applications due through our online submission process by 5 p.m. on October 23, 2020.

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

  • The program’s ability to address one or more of the focus areas for funding 
  • 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

Download a budget template »

Please note: All funding requests must be made online.

Focus areas for funding

Food insecurity

Fallon Health's goal is to help maintain food assistance programs for those areas or populations that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In addition to traditional resources, we are looking to support new innovative programming, such as community gardens, mobile farmer’s markets, and summer feeding programs.

Senior health initiatives

With a focus on those most impacted by the pandemic, Fallon Health aims to support organizations and programs that provide services to seniors that overcome or mitigate social isolation and loneliness. 

Particular attention will be paid to programs that ensure access to care including behavioral health resources, safety in homes and communities, and access to food and utilities. Examples include:

  • Caregiver support services
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Healthy living programs
  • Falls/community/home safety
  • Access to nutritious foods/mobile pantries and markets/Meals on Wheels

Communities in our service area

Grants will be awarded to programs across our key service areas in Massachusetts with a particular focus on the following counties:

Primary funding markets:

  • Berkshire
  • Middlesex
  • Worcester

Secondary funding markets:

  • Barnstable
  • Bristol
  • Hampden
  • Hampshire
  • Plymouth

Application deadlines

July 3, 2020, 5 p.m.

Letters of intent due

Late August 2020

Select organizations invited back to submit full applications.

October 23, 2020, 5 p.m.

Completed applications due

December 2020

Final decisions made and applicants notified

Download a budget template

Begin the application »

Contact us

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