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The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Current Funding Opportunities

The Activation Fund

The Activation Fund supports discrete projects in Central Massachusetts that activate creative and innovative approaches to alleviating community health concerns; a community organization's movement to the next level of capacity and effectiveness, which the organization can sustain; partnerships to address health issues with new strategies; and/or the exploration of emerging health challenges and opportunities.

In general, grants are one year in duration.  Previous grants have ranged from around $10,000 to $100,000.  In 2018, the average grant was approximately $71,000.

It is the goal of the Foundation that a project started by an Activation Fund grant will not require ongoing fundraising efforts to sustain it.

The Activation Fund is currently closed.

The Health Care and Health Promotion Synergy Initiative

The Healthcare and Health Promotion Synergy Initiative ("Synergy Initiative") provides funding for partnership-based projects that target significant community-identified health issues in Central Massachusetts with integrated, comprehensive strategies designed to redress the disparities by enhancing systemic access to care and promoting healthier lifestyles.

Synergy Initiative projects generally are multi-year projects that begin with a planning grant, followed by a pilot grant and one to three years of implementation funding, concluding with systems or policy changes to sustain the project. 

Successful grantees must apply for continued funding each year. 

The Synergy Initiative is currently closed.