Annual Community Impact Grants program

Fallon Health's Community Impact Grants are awarded in the range of $5,000 to $45,000, annually, 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 2023 recipients

Focus areas for funding

Food and nutrition security

Priority will be given to programs that improve or expand access to healthy and culturally inclusive food sources, with a focus on individuals and families with limited economic means.

Older adults

Programs for older adults that support housing safety and stability, that mitigate isolation and loneliness, or that work to eliminate barriers to health care (for example: technology, transportation, health literacy)

Early intervention programs for children and youth

Programs that focus on mental health, behavioral health, and/or substance use prevention, education, and awareness

How to apply

Step 1: Submit a letter of intent before 5 p.m., April 29, 2024, through our online application site.

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

Step 3: Applications are due through our online submission process by 11:59 p.m. on July 8, 2024.

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.

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 2024

Application deadlines

April 29, 2024, 5 p.m.

Letters of intent due

Early June 2024

Select organizations invited back to submit full applications.

July 8, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Completed applications due

September 2024

Final decisions made and applicants notified

Download a budget template

Begin the application »

Contact us

Cheryl Schmaltz
Community Engagement Manager