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Organizational Grants - Care for the Medically Uninsured/Underinsured and Community Action

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Physician-Led
Initiatives to Provide Access to Care for the Underserved

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Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation

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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to support physician-led volunteer initiatives that provide free care to uninsured and/or underinsured patients, as well as increased access to care for the medically underserved. Letters of inquiry are due by January 15, 2018.

The Foundation seeks to develop meaningful partnerships for health improvement with the community-based organizations that receive our support. Preference will be given to organizations working with interdisciplinary groups that address health care issues and where strong physician involvement exists. Programs applying for grants must address one or more of the following goals:

- Affect the health and well-being of the community through community-based prevention, screening, early detection, health promotion, and/or increased access to medical care.
- Promote healthy decision-making around behaviors and lifestyle choices by raising awareness, providing education, improving communication, and/or connecting community members with culturally appropriate programs and services.
- Support physician-led volunteer initiatives to provide free care to uninsured/underinsured patients and/or increase access to care for the medically underserved.
- Enable underserved, at-risk populations, to engage in activities that promote health and identify risky behaviors that contribute to diminished health.

Proposals for new programs/projects are preferred over repeat requests. However, new and innovative projects from the same organization will be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165505

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible programs must be either:

- Nonprofit organizations that provide direct care services or target public health issues which impact the health care system and the health of the community
- Physician-led volunteer initiatives that provide free care to uninsured/underinsured patients and increase access to care for the medically underserved

Current policy guidelines preclude support for:

- Capital Campaigns, endowments, building campaigns
- For-Profit Organizations
- Fundraising Drives and Fundraising Event
- 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 agent)
- 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.

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

Jennifer Day
Phone: (781) 434-7044

MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

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USA: Massachusetts