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Massachusetts Catalyst Fund

Sponsor
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

Sarah Merrefield
sarah.merrefield@bcbsma.com

Purpose

The Catalyst Fund awards grants to help community-based organizations strengthen their capacity to expand access to healthcare in Massachusetts.

Currently, the fund is only accepting proposals from grassroots organizations responding to community needs caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Grants are one-year, non-renewable funds for capacity building expenses. Examples of activities that could be supported include:

  • Hiring a grant writer
  • Technology enhancements including website development, purchasing equipment or software
  • Medical equipment and training (Automated External Defibrillators are not eligible)
  • Hosting community meetings to engage stakeholders and constituents
  • Engaging in leadership, professional development, or technical training opportunities for staff or board members
  • Strategic planning activities through the services of a consultant
  • Production of marketing or outreach materials
Eligibility

Applications are accepted from:

  • Community health centers
  • Community-based organizations
  • Social service organizations
Geographic coverage
Massachusetts
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000
Project period: 1 year

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Complete applications received by the fifth of each month will be reviewed by a committee later that same month. Applications received after the fifth of the month will be reviewed the following month.

Tagged as
Access · Clinics · Community and faith-based initiatives · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Grant writing · Infectious diseases · Leadership · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Rural Health Clinics · Technology for health and human services · Massachusetts

Organizations (1)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, view details



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