What We Fund
The Foundation supports community-based organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable populations in Massachusetts. Below is a list of the different grant program areas that support the Foundation’s mission by addressing issues of health care access and affordability. During the appropriate grant cycles, proposals for the Catalyst Fund, Connecting Consumers with Care, Fostering Effective Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care, Social Equity and Health, and Strengthening the Voice for Access grant areas will be accepted from organizations that are tax exempt under section 501c3 of the IRS code. If an organization does not have its own tax exempt designation, as described above, the Foundation will accept the appropriate tax exempt designation for a fiscal agent. Additionally, the Foundation does not accept applications from religious institutions, direct clinical care programs, for-profit institutions, or individuals.
The Foundation recognizes that many important and effective health care organizations serve the needs of low-income and vulnerable consumers in the Commonwealth. However, for the major grant program areas – aside from the Catalyst Fund – the Foundation does not fund proposals to support direct clinical care, specific demographic segments (e.g. only children, only women, etc.), long-term care, hospice and palliative care, and initiatives focused solely on the care of a particular disease or medical condition.