Mini Grant program

Fallon Health’s Community Benefits Mini Grant program supports non-profit organizations within Fallon’s service area. The purpose of Fallon's Mini Grants is to fund lower cost projects of value to non-profit organizations. Mini Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 and are funded through Fallon’s Community Benefits grants program.

Below are the focus areas that Fallon will fund. The program that receives funding must demonstrate how it will address health disparities and racial inequities within the health care system and/or within the community.

How to apply

All Mini Grant requests must be submitted through our secure website. Organizations and individuals must register once.

Register or log into our online application site »

Focus areas for funding 

Food insecurity

Fallon seeks to expand its support of programs that help to address food insecurity for all individuals impacted by this issue, particularly for the most underserved and underrepresented communities. Examples may include:

  • Public school pantries/Backpack programs
  • Access to nutritious foods
  • Food pantries and food donation programs
  • Mobile markets/pantries
  • Education and resources

Health initiatives for older adults

Programs that support older adults in their homes and communities by providing access to care (including behavioral health resources), resources to address safety issues in their homes or communities, resources to address issues of isolation, or resources to support access to food and utilities. Examples may include:

  • Caregiver support services
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Healthy living programs
  • Falls/community/home safety

Additionally, priority will be given to organizations and programs within the two categories of food insecurity and health initiatives for older adults that are working to address health care inequities, reduce barriers and improve health outcomes.

Applications will be reviewed monthly.  

Eligible organizations include non-profit health and social service agencies, public schools, city or town agencies, community health centers, and hospitals that provide services to populations throughout Fallon’ service area. Organizations are eligible to receive funding for a Mini Grant once per calendar year.

Please make sure you include all of the requested attachments or you may not be considered in our Mini Grant review process.

Please contact Cheryl Schmaltz at cheryl.schmaltz@fallonhealth.org if you have any questions.

Communities in our service area

Programs must be focused in Fallon’s Massachusetts service area, which is made up of the following counties:

  • Barnstable
  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Essex
  • Franklin
  • Hampden
  • Hampshire
  • Middlesex
  • Norfolk
  • Plymouth
  • Suffolk
  • Worcester

Updated on February 8, 2022

Start the funding application process

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Contact us

Cheryl Schmaltz
Community Engagement Manager
1-508-368-9834
cheryl.schmaltz@
fallonhealth.org