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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Calls for Grant Proposals

SPRINGFIELD — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation announced a call for proposals for its two responsive grant-making programs.

The Special Initiatives grant program provides organizations with a one-time grant of up to $50,000 to pilot or launch a new project over a one-year period. Special Initiative grants are intended to fund projects which empower communities to advance health equity. Projects should positively impact the health or healthcare-related needs of Massachusetts residents who have been economically, socially, culturally, or racially marginalized. If successful, it is hoped that these projects can be sustained, scaled, and potentially replicated.

Special Initiatives grant proposals must align with one or more of the foundation’s three focus areas: access to health coverage and care, access to behavioral-health services, and elimination of structural racism and racial inequities in health. Proposals are due on March 2. Click here for details about how to apply.

In addition, the Catalyst Fund provides a one-time, non-renewable grants of up to $7,500 for a twelve-month period to help nonprofit organizations strengthen their capacity to expand access to healthcare in Massachusetts. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and proposals are reviewed monthly. Click here for details about how to apply.