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Massachusetts Catalyst Fund

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

The Catalyst Fund awards grants to help community-based organizations strengthen their capacity to expand access to healthcare for Massachusetts residents with low-income or those who have been economically, socially, or racially marginalized.

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

  • Hiring a trainer on best practices in trauma-informed or equitable service delivery
  • Developing a fundraising plan to offer fresh produce to low-income families
  • Purchasing technology for health education outreach for non-English speakers

Applications are accepted from:

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

Award ceiling: $7,500
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. Applications are not reviewed during July, August, and December. Applications received during those months will be reviewed before the next deadline.

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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 · Poverty · Public health · Rural Health Clinics · Technology for health and human services · Massachusetts

Organizations (1)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.