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Fairlawn Foundation Fund Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Improve
the Mental Health of Worcester Area Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Worcester Community Foundation - Fairlawn Foundation Fund

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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for innovative projects that address mental health needs in the greater Worcester area. Proposals selected for funding will demonstrate a strong evidence base, specific outcomes, and measurable indicators of progress or effectiveness.

The Fund is especially interested in projects that:
- Increase the supply of qualified, culturally competent, and appropriately credentialed mental health professionals and paraprofessionals
- Close gaps in service, increase access to services, and diminish stigma
- Address relevant policy concerns, taking into account the need for public advocacy and education
- Recognize the need for wrap-around services and incorporate them in program design and execution
- Include the perspectives of persons with lived experience of the issues being addressed
- Show evidence of significant collaboration; joint proposals are encouraged

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153072

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applications for significant projects (grant size $100K or more) will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Projects that may require more than one year to complete will be considered. (Funding would be allocated on a year-to-year basis.)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as recognized by IRS code 501(c)(3) serving the greater Worcester area.

Fairlawn prefers to be a significant funder of projects it supports.

General Foundation eligibility information can be seen at:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the Fairlawn Foundation grant committee.

The Foundation would like to hear from you in advance of your proposal, especially if you have never applied before or if there is something new to discuss.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Jonathan Cohen
Telephone: 508-755-0980

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Greater Worcester Area