Fallon Health is currently accepting applications for the Community Impact Grants Program.
- 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, they 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.
- 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.
Key Service Areas
Grants will be awarded to programs across the key service areas in Massachusetts with a particular focus on the following counties:
- Primary Funding Markets:
- Secondary Funding Markets:
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Fallon Health Community Impact 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
For more information, visit http://www.fchp.org/en/community/community-grants.aspx