Application Period Open for Fallon Health Community Benefits Grants Program

Funding priorities for 2020 focus on COVID-19-related recovery efforts that target food insecurity and social isolation among seniors

Worcester, Mass., June 3, 2020 ― Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, today announced applications for its Community Benefits Grant program are being accepted. Fallon will award grants to help fund innovative community-based programs that support areas or populations that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or that provide services to seniors that overcome or mitigate social isolation. The application period will close at 5 p.m., July 3, 2020, with grants announced and awarded in December 2020. 

“We recognize that COVID-19 has tested the strength of our communities across Massachusetts, especially our most vulnerable members,” said Fallon Health President and CEO Richard Burke. “It is our hope that these grants— in addition to the rapid response grants and donation to the Worcester Together Fund which Fallon made this spring—help ease some of the financial constraints our community partners are facing when dealing with issues of hunger and loneliness head on.”

Eligible projects include new programs or the expansion of existing programs that serve targeted populations across Fallon’s service area with a focus on the following counties: Berkshire, Middlesex and Worcester. Individual grants are typically in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.

Fallon Health established its formal Community Benefits Grants Program in 2004, providing more than $1.7 million to local organizations along the way. The annual program is aligned with guidelines from the Mass. Attorney General’s Office. Last year, 10 organizations received grants that totaled $100,000. The organizations were selected from a competitive pool of nearly 130 applicants.

Organizations meeting the criteria are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Fallon’s Community Benefits Committee, a group that includes external stakeholders, will review the LOI’s and invite a select number of organizations back in August to submit full applications. 

For more information—or to submit an LOI—visit

Melissa Randall
Corporate Communications Manager, Fallon Health

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 ranked among the nation’s top health plans and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.