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Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Jul 31, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jacquie Anderson

For questions about the online grants portal:
Evelyn Monteiro


Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants provide funding for innovative pilot or demonstration projects that respond to health and health-related needs of the community that, if successful, could be replicated and scaled. Projects should positively impact health or healthcare access for Massachusetts residents who have been economically, socially, culturally, or racially marginalized.

Proposals must address one or more of the Foundation's focus areas:

  • Access to health coverage and care
  • Access to behavioral health services
  • Elimination of structural racism and racial inequities in health

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and organizations that operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit. Organizations must primarily serve low-income people who have been socially, economically or racially marginalized.

Priority will be given to applications from organizations led by people of color and/or whose leadership reflects the demographic composition and lived experiences of the communities they serve.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Project period: 1 year

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Health disparities · Healthcare needs and services · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Massachusetts

Organizations (1)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, view details

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