About our focus areas for funding

What we fund

Food insecurity programs
Food assistance programs for those areas or populations that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Health Initiatives
Programs that support seniors by providing access to care including behavioral health resources, safety in their homes and communities, and access to food and utilities

Children and youth health initiatives
Programs that provide access to care, address community safety initiatives and solutions to address economic stability

Fallon Health business priorities
Fallon seeks to support nonprofit organizations and/or provider groups that are a direct resource to our clients and members.

For more information about specific funding priorities for our different grant types, visit our Community Impact Grants page, our Corporate sponsorships page or our Mini Grant program page.

Communities in our service area

Grants and sponsorships are awarded to programs across our key service areas in Massachusetts with a focus on Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Plymouth, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester Counties.

How we choose our funding priorities

In order to better understand how we can best serve our communities in Massachusetts, we ask the people who live and work there. Every three years, Fallon Health and our community partners lead a comprehensive assessment of community health needs. Fallon uses the findings of this assessment to guide us in determining the focus areas for our community giving and engagement efforts.

What we do not fund

In general, Fallon Health does not fund projects outside of our service area. We also do not award health grants that are not aligned with our funding or business priorities. These initiatives may include endowments, capital campaigns, scholarships and the retirement of operating deficits.