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MetroWest Health Foundation Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
in Eligible Communities to Address Health Issues

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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MetroWest Health Foundation

Conf. Date:

09/09/21

LOI Date:

09/17/21

Deadline Date:

10/07/21 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000, grants of up to $25,000, and grants of up to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies serving eligible communities to address health issues. Applicants must contact the Foundation prior to applying. Funding is intended for initiatives addressing youth mental health, community engagement, capacity building, and new and emerging health issues. Eligible applicants are those serving Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westborough.

Priority Areas

  • Community Engagement Grants - The Foundation's Community Engagement Grants are designed to catalyze the voice and energy of the community to address health issues and needs.
  • Organizational Capacity Building Grants - The Foundation is offering Organizational Capacity Building Grants designed to enhance and improve service delivery.
  • Responsive Grants - The Foundation provides limited and short-term funding to respond to new and emerging health issues.
  • Youth Mental Health Grants - The foundation's Youth Mental Health Grants are designed to address mental health challenges among children and adolescents.

For further information on the priority areas, see https://d2yy08d49bfqoo.cloudfront.net/documents/RFP_Fall_2021.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176074

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Youth Mental Health Grants: Up to $50,000 per year
- Community Engagement Grants: The maximum grant amount is $25,000 per year
- Organizational Capacity Building Grants: The maximum grant amount is $25,000 per year
- Responsive Grants: The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

Term of Contract:

- Youth Mental Health Grants: Up to two years
- Community Engagement Grants: Up to two years
- Organizational Capacity Building Grants: Up to two years
- Responsive Grants: Grants are for one year only and are not eligible for continuation funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation supports programs that directly benefit the health of those who live and work in one of the 25 communities served by the foundation. Such support is limited to organizations that qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code, or organizations that are recognized as instrumentalities of state or local government.

The Foundation does not provide grants to individuals, nor does it provide funds for endowments, fundraising drives and events, retirement of debt, operating deficits, projects that directly influence legislation, political activities or candidates for public office or programs that are customarily operated by hospitals in Massachusetts.

The foundation does not award grants to organizations that discriminate in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The foundation will host a virtual bidders’ conference with information on funding initiatives and the application process on September 9, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to Rebecca Donham by September 8.

Pre-Application Information:

The foundation requires applicants to submit a one-page concept paper or call the foundation prior to a full proposal. Concept papers and calls help the foundation assess whether the proposed project is aligned with its funding priorities. Concept papers, along with an accompanying cover sheet, or calls must be completed by 4:00 p.m. on Setember 17. Contact Rebecca Donham.

The proposal deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Applications that are in-progress at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Documents will NOT be accepted via U.S. mail, email or fax.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
http://www.grantrequest.com/sid_471?sa=AM

Concept Papers/Calls: Please call or email
Rebecca Donham
(508) 879-7625
rdonham@mwhealth.org

Questions concerning the application process should be directed to Cathy Glover via email at cglover@mwhealth.org or by phone at (508) 879-7625.

MetroWest Health Foundation
161 Worcester Rd, Ste. 202
Framingham, MA 01701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westborough

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