Fallon Health now accepting Community Benefits Grant program applications

Worcester, Mass., June 19, 2018
— Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, announced today the return of its Community Benefits Grant program for 2018. Fallon will award $100,000 in grants to help fund innovative, community-based programs that support health initiatives for children, youth and seniors.

The first step in Fallon’s online application process is submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI). Organizations meeting the criteria are encouraged to submit the LOI application by June 29 at 5 p.m. The Community Benefits Committee will review the LOIs and invite a select number of organizations back in September to submit full applications. The application deadline is October 12 with grants announced and awarded in December 2018.

Fallon’s Community Benefits Grant program enters its 12th year, having distributed more than $1.3 million to local organizations along the way.

“Through our Community Benefits Grant program, Fallon has seen firsthand the impact these funds have on addressing the barriers to positive health outcomes in the communities we serve,” said Kimberly Salmon, Director of Community Engagement at Fallon Health. “Fallon partners with non-profits to address social determinants of health, such as transportation and access to food, that prevent our most  populations from achieving positive health outcomes.”

Grants will be awarded to new programs or for the expansion of existing programs that serve targeted populations across our entire service area throughout Massachusetts with a particular focus on the following counties: Berkshire, Bristol, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcester. Last year, ten organizations received grants that totaled $100,000. These organizations were selected from 123 applicants who submitted an LOI.

“The Community Benefits Grant program aims to address critical needs that help our community members gain access to care, programs and other resources that can make a difference in their health and well-being,” said Christine Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. “I encourage organizations that meet the grant criteria to submit an LOI, as well as consider Fallon’s other funding opportunities that can also go a long way toward making our communities healthy.”

For more information—or to submit an LOI—visit fallonhealth.org/community. There is also information available regarding mini-grants, corporate sponsorships, volunteering and in-kind donations.

Carrie Wattu

About Fallon Health

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently rated among the nation’s top health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.