WORCESTER — Fallon Health announced that $110,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 11 community-based organizations across its service area with a focus on Berkshire, Middlesex, and Worcester Counties. The funds have been earmarked for projects that will directly help with COVID-19 recovery efforts.
“The pandemic has tested the strength of our communities across Massachusetts, especially its most vulnerable citizens. Many of the challenges presented in the form of food insecurity as well as the negative effects that social isolation has on older adults,” said Richard Burke, president and CEO of Fallon Health. “We are inspired by the work our partner organizations are doing in the community, and it is our sincere hope that we are able to help ease some of the financial constraints they are facing while assisting so many individuals and families in the Commonwealth.”
The following organizations and projects have received funding: Berkshire Medical Center, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Community Harvest Project, Mill City Grows, Pernet Family Health Service, Regional Environmental Council, South Congregational Church, Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Elder Services of the Berkshires, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, and Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach.
The grants were provided through Fallon Health’s Community Impact Grants Program. As a Massachusetts-based nonprofit health-maintenance organization, Fallon Health is committed to providing support to address unmet health needs and improving the health of disadvantaged populations through its grant program. Recently, Fallon’s investment in the social determinants of health was highlighted in a report by the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.