Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives grants provide one-time non-renewable support of up to $50,000 for a twelve-month period. These grants support innovative pilots and demonstration projects in Massachusetts that expand access to health care for low-income consumers, align with our strategic focus areas, and complement the objectives of the Foundation’s other funding, including synergies between grantmaking and policy initiatives. The Foundation’s priorities are to protect the availability of coverage and care for the most vulnerable and low-income people in the state, and to support linkages between social services in housing and food security and health care that help to improve outcomes for residents.

The Foundation is not accepting applications for this grant program until 2018.

Proposal Deadlines:

  • February 28, 2017
  • April 18, 2017 
  • August 18, 2017

Grant Notification:

  • April 25, 2017
  • June 23, 2017
  • October 13, 2017