Fallon Health announces 2021 Community Impact Grants recipients

$110,000 awarded for projects targeting food insecurity and social isolation among older adults

Worcester, Mass., November 17, 2021—Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, today announced $110,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 11 community-based organizations across its service area with a focus on Berkshire, Middlesex and Worcester Counties. The funds have been earmarked for projects that will directly help with COVID-19 recovery efforts.

“The pandemic has tested the strength of our communities across Massachusetts, especially its most vulnerable citizens. Many of the challenges presented in the form of food insecurity as well as the negative effects that social isolation has on older adults,” said Richard Burke, President & CEO of Fallon Health. “We are inspired by the work our partner organizations are doing in the community, and it is our sincere hope that we are able to help ease some of the financial constraints they are facing while assisting so many individuals and families in the Commonwealth.”

The following organizations have received funding:


Project Name

Berkshire Medical Center

Food and Families

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

The Club vs. Food Insecurity

Community Harvest Project

Volunteer Farming Program

Mill City Grows

Community Supported Agriculture

Pernet Family Health Service

Emergency Assistance Pantry

Regional Environmental Council

Urban Garden Resources of Worcester (UGROW)

South Congregational Church, UCC

South Church Food Pantry

Central MA Housing Alliance (CMHA)

Elder Home Repair of Central MA Housing Alliance

Elder Services of the Berkshires

Senior Nutrition/ Meals on Wheels

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Mobile Pantry Program

Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach

Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach

The grants were provided through Fallon Health’s Community Impact Grants Program. As a Massachusetts’ non-profit Health Maintenance Organization, Fallon Health is committed to providing support to address unmet health needs and improving the health of disadvantaged populations through its grant program. Recently, Fallon’s investment in the social determinants of health was highlighted in a report by the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

Melissa Randall
Corporate Communications Manager, Fallon Health

About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a community-focused not-for-profit health care services organization based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Committed to caring for those who need us most, we pride ourselves on providing coordinated, integrated care for older adults and for individuals with complex health needs. We serve as a provider of care through our Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Dedicated to delivering high quality health care, we are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience and service and clinical quality.