Fallon Health awards $100,000 in Grants to Help With COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Funding priorities include food insecurity and social isolation among seniors

Worcester, Mass., December 22, 2020— Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, today announced $100,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 10 community-based organizations across its service area with a focus on Berkshire, Middlesex and Worcester Counties. The grants will be used 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 following organizations have received funding:


Project Name

Lovin’ Spoonful’s Inc.

Middlesex County Food Rescue Program

Roots Rising

Virtual Farmers Market

Community Harvest Project

Healthy Hunger Relief to Minimize COVID-19 Community Impact

Pernet Family Health Services

Meeting the Most Basic Needs of Worcester’s At-Risk Families

Regional Environmental Council

Growing Community Food Security through Worcester Urban Farming

Spanish American Center

Reaching Out to Elders in the Age of COVID

Genesis Club House, Inc.

Mental Health Support for Seniors

United Way of Tri-County- WHEAT Community Connections

WHEAT Community Connections- Senior Meal Delivery

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

Elder Home Repair Program

Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach

Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach

“This year we received applications from a very competitive pool of 80 organizations, highlighting how the current health care crisis has exacerbated existing social and economic inequities while presenting new challenges,” said Richard Burke, President and CEO of Fallon Health. “Through these grants—in addition to the hunger relief donations, rapid response grants and contributions to the Worcester Together Fund already made this year— it is our hope that we are able to help ease some of the financial constraints our community partners are facing when dealing with issues of hunger and loneliness head on.”

With the distribution of its annual Community Benefits grants, Fallon’s COVID-19 relief funding for 2020 rises to half a million dollars.

The grants were provided through Fallon Health’s Community Benefits Grants Program. As a Massachusetts’ non-profit Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Fallon Health is committed to providing support to address unmet health needs and improving the health of disadvantaged populations through its grant program.

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.