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Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Aug 21, 2020

Jacquie Anderson

Sarah Merrefield


Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants provide funding for activities that expand access to healthcare for low-income and vulnerable people in Massachusetts by:

  • Developing innovative programs that expand access to coverage and care
  • Advancing knowledge and information about healthcare delivery, coverage, and behavioral health
  • Promoting efforts that validate the impact of human services on health status
  • Evaluating programs
  • Engaging in a variety of other activities that are aligned with the Foundation's strategic priorities to promote access to quality affordable care for low-income and vulnerable residents of the Commonwealth

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts with priority given to organizations that primarily serve low-income and vulnerable people, particularly individuals receiving MassHealth or other subsidized health insurance.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to three, $50,000 awards will be made during each grant cycle.

Application process

Links to the application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

In response to the changing COVID-19 situation, the Foundation will focus the Special Initiatives Program on responding to community needs caused by the virus.

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Evaluation methods and resources · Food security and nutrition · Health literacy · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Infectious diseases · Poverty · Uninsured and underinsured · Massachusetts

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