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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Promote Health Equity in Local Communities

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Funding Source
Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts

Important Dates
LOI Date: 01/15/23
Deadline: 03/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to promote health in communities across the state. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs that increase access to healthcare, reduce disparities, and promote more equitable care.

The Massachusetts Medical Society asserts that enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, in all its dimensions, including health care, is a basic human right. We must work to understand and acknowledge the root causes and structural and social drivers of health inequities.

The Foundation award grants to non-profit organizations with a demonstrated commitment to communities that have been historically marginalized or made vulnerable and are focused on one or more of the following:

  • Expanding access to high quality healthcare,
  • Addressing the drivers of health,
  • Reducing disparities in health
  • Promoting more equitable health care.

Grants in Action

The Foundation supports non-profit organizations committed to providing quality health care services to the un/underinsured; behavioral health services when not available; improved access to health care through overcoming barriers to health care delivery; health promotion through proactive prevention, education, and outreach; and programs aimed at addressing the social determinants of health.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Foundation award grants to non-profit organizations with a demonstrated commitment to communities that have been historically marginalized or made vulnerable.

Current policy guidelines preclude support for:
- Capital campaigns, endowments, building campaigns
- For-profit organizations
- Fundraising drives and fundraising events
- Individuals (unless applying for International Health Studies Grant or scholarships through a directed giving program)
- Private or parochial schools, colleges, or universities
- Government agencies (except in collaboration with community-based, non-profit organizations which will lead the program and act as fiscal agents)
- Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on race, religion, age, national origin, language, gender, or physical handicap
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Research
- Political or lobbying activity

Pre-Application Information
The Foundation uses a two-stage application process, meaning that the Foundation will only accept full proposals from applicants whose Letters of Intent have been approved by the Board of Directors.

- Applicants must submit their Letters of Intent (LOIs) by January 15th.
- Complete proposals are due March 1st.
- Decisions will be posted by April 15th.

The Board will assess all Letters of Intent and Full Proposals based on measurable goals and outcomes presented in the organization’s Logic Model (see Supporting Documents below).

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Term of Contract
Multi-year grants will be considered for start-up programs and may be appropriate when a project needs a few years to get fully established.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For more information: contact the Foundation:
Jennifer Day
MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (781) 434-7044

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