Focus areas for funding

Fallon seeks to support nonprofit organization and/or provider groups that are a direct resource to our clients and members. Please note: All funding requests must be made online.

What we fund

From 2017 to 2019, Fallon will distribute a limited number of grants to eligible organizations to support new or existing programs in the following areas:

Senior health initiatives

Programs that support seniors living safely in their homes and communities, and provide access to care, behavioral health resources, and access to food and utilities.

Particular consideration will be given to programs that engage in any of the following:

  • Access to care and services
  • Caregivers support services
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Health living programs
  • Falls safety, community safety, home safety
  • Access to nutritious foods, mobile pantries, mobile markets, Meal on Wheels

Children and youth health initiatives

Community-based programs that provide access to programs that wrap services and resources around children and youth.

Fallon supports programs that engage the community in finding positive and progressive solutions through evidence-based and innovative models to impact change.

Particular consideration will be given to programs that engage in any of the following:

  • Programs that provide access to care
  • Family support services
  • Behavioral health
  • Transportation and accessing services
  • Programs that address community safety initiatives
  • Safe outdoor spaces – parks, recreation, community gardens
  • Environmental issues
  • Programs that seek solutions for economic stability
  • Education
  • Affordable childcare (after school and summer resources)
  • Housing stability
  • Vocational training and workforce development
  • Access to nutritious foods, mobile pantries and markets

Food insecurity: funded through the Golf & Gather FORE a Cause event

All money raised through this event supports programs that help to address food insecurity.

Today, 1 in 8 people living in Massachusetts are food insecure. Fallon seeks to support programs that provide access and educational resources on healthy eating, community gardens, financial literacy, food preparation, vocational training and access to food in the most underserved and underrepresented communities. Also, we support schools that provide food and other sanitary resources for students that are food insecure.

  • School pantries and backpack programs
  • Access to nutritious foods
  • Mobile markets and pantries
  • Education and resources
  • Financial literacy

Communities in our service area

Health grants will be awarded to programs across our key service areas in Massachusetts with a particular focus on populations in the following counties:

  • Barnstable
  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Hampden
  • Hampshire
  • Franklin
  • Middlesex - in alignment with the Community Health Improvement Plan
  • Plymouth
  • Worcester - in alignment with the Community Health Improvement Plan

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.

How we choose our funding priorities

In order to better understand how we can best serve Massachusetts communities, we ask the people who live and work there. Every three years, Fallon Health, in partnership with the Worcester Department of Public Health and UMass Memorial Medical Center, leads a comprehensive assessment of community health needs . Fallon uses the findings of this assessment to guide us in determining the focus areas for our philanthropic efforts.