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Annual Strategic Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Meet
the Health Needs of Vulnerable Populations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC)

Deadline Date:

10/29/20 4:00 PM - Postmarked and Electronically Submitted


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Grants of up to $30,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to address the health needs of vulnerable populations and promote health equity. Funding is intended to reduce and prevent the severity and occurrences of infectious and chronic diseases through best practices and collaborative approaches. Applicants must be located in Barnstable County.

Funding Guidelines:

  • Applicants are required to (1) identify a physical health condition and a target population as specified below and (2) propose a program that features evidence-based strategies and collaboration that will demonstrate improved health outcomes for target populations. 
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate a change in condition that expands, improves or reduces a particular health status indicator or systems/operations process improvement with intentional impact to the community over a planned timeline. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to identify how aging and access to healthcare will be addressed in the proposal.
  • Applicants are encouraged to identify how any improvements to the social determinants of health (transportation, housing, healthcare workforce) will be linked to/or part of the proposal.

Physical Health Conditions:

The following conditions are targeted:

  1. Cancer
  2. Chronic & Infectious Disease(s)
  3. Maternal Health
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  6. Diabetes
  7. Oral Health/Dental Services
  8. Nutrition
  9. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological health conditions
  10. Stroke

Vulnerable Populations: 

  • >65
  • 18-24
  • Low-Income Individuals
  • Low-Income Families
  • Non-English Speaking

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161245

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will range from $15,000 to $30,000 and are for one year only.

Term of Contract:

- Grants are for one year only.
- Grant Period: January 1 – September 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CCHC seeks to award funding to non-profit organizations offering programs and/or initiatives that align with CCHC’s Community Benefits mission, and specific priorities.

CCHC Community Benefits will not fund the following requests through this process:
- Programs outside of stated priorities
- Programs serving areas outside Barnstable County
- Duplicative programs in the same service area
- Political or fundraising campaigns
- Construction or renovation activities, leased property, or property acquisitions
- Event expenses or incentives including food, beverages, gifts, or tokens
- For-profit ventures

Pre-Application Information:

FY20 RFP Timetable:
- RFP Release: September 2020
- Deadline for Proposal Submission: October 29, 2020
- Notification of Awards: December 9, 2020
- Grant Period: January 1 – September 30, 2021
- Annual Summary and Outcomes Report Due: October 1, 2021

-Submit one (1) SIGNED electronic copy to with “Response: Community Benefits Proposal” clearly identified in the subject line by Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

-Submit two (2) SIGNED original copies via U.S. Mail, FedEx, or UPS to Jennifer Cummings. All mailed documents must be postmarked by Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Contact Information:

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

To submit applications, and for general inquiries about the RFP:
Jennifer Cummings
Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation
32 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

P: 508-862-7896
F: 508-862-7173

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USA: Massachusetts: Barnstable County

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