Annual Community Impact Grants program

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. We fund new programs or the continuation or expansion of existing programs that address one or more of our focus areas for funding.

In past years, we have given grants to:

  • not-for-profit health and social service agencies
  • public schools
  • city or town agencies
  • community health centers
  • community mental health agencies and hospitals

See the list of 2021 recipients

How to apply

Step 1: Submit a letter of intent before 5 p.m., April 29, 2022, through our online application site.

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

Step 3: Applications due through our online submission process by 5 p.m. on July 1, 2022

Step 4: 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 

Download a budget template »

Please note: All funding requests must be made online.

Focus areas for funding

Food insecurity

Fallon seeks to expand its support of programs that help to address food insecurity for all individuals impacted by this issue, particularly for the most underserved and underrepresented communities. Examples may include:

  • Public school pantries/Backpack programs
  • Access to nutritious foods
  • Food pantries and food donation programs
  • Mobile markets/pantries
  • Education and resources

Health initiatives for older adults

Programs that support older adults in their homes and communities by providing access to care (including behavioral health resources), resources to address safety issues in their homes or communities, resources to address issues of isolation, or resources to support access to food and utilities. Examples may include:

  • Caregiver support services
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Healthy living programs
  • Falls/community/home safety

Additionally, priority will be given to organizations and programs within the two categories of food insecurity and health initiatives for older adults that are working to address health care inequities, reduce barriers and improve health outcomes.

Communities in our service area

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

  • Barnstable
  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Essex
  • Franklin
  • Hampden
  • Hampshire
  • Middlesex
  • Norfolk
  • Plymouth
  • Suffolk
  • Worcester

Updated on February 8, 2022

Application deadlines

April 29, 2022, 5 p.m.

Letters of intent due

Early June 2022

Select organizations invited back to submit full applications.

July 1, 2022, 5 p.m.

Completed applications due

September 2022

Final decisions made and applicants notified

Download a budget template

Begin the application »

Contact us

Cheryl Schmaltz
Community Engagement Manager
1-508-368-9834
cheryl.schmaltz@
fallonhealth.org