Annual Community Benefits Grant program

Fallon Health awards grants in the range of $5,000 to $45,000 annually, per proposal, to fund new programs or the continuation or expansion of existing programs that address one or more of the areas of our funding priorities.

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In past years, we have given grants to:

  • nonprofit health and social service agencies
  • public schools
  • city or town agencies
  • community health centers
  • community mental health agencies and hospitals

Application process

Step 1: Submit a letter of intent before June 30, 2016 through our online application site.

Step 2: If your letter of intent is accepted, you will be invited to apply for the Community Benefits Grant.

Step 3: Submit your application through our online submission process before September 30, 2016.

Step 4: Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Fallon Community Benefits Committee on the basis of:

  • The program’s ability to address one or more of the needs outlined above, including its potential for:
    a. providing health and social services for seniors;
    b. promoting opportunities for at-risk/proven risk youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 21 with a specific emphasis on youth preparing to age-out of the system and lose services; or 
    c. providing services to support individuals with behavioral and/or mental health issues with a specific emphasis on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable groups by their ethnicity, age, demographics and risk-factors.
  • 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

2015 recipients

  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Blessed Stephen Bellesini, OSA Academy, Inc.
  • Community Healthlink
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services
  • Father Bill's & MainSpring
  • Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services
  • Saint Paul's Elder Outreach
  • Springfield Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
  • UTEC

Application deadlines

June 30, 2017, 5 p.m.

Letters of intent due

Early September 2017

Select organizations invited back to submit full applications.

October 13, 2017, 5 p.m.

Completed applications due

December 2017

All applicants will be notified about the status of their grant

December 2017

Grant funds are distributed

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Contact us

Kimberly Salmon
Director of Community Relations
Fallon Health

Cheryl Schmaltz
Senior Community Relations Associate
Fallon Health