Applying for Grants

Our Grants

Our Foundation supports two annual grant cycles: one for organizations and one for individuals.

The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that work to creatively address issues that affect the health, benefit, and welfare of the community. Specifically, we aim to provide grants to organizations committed to providing:

  • quality health care services for the un- and underinsured;
  • behavioral health services when not available;
  • improved access to health care by overcoming barriers to health care delivery;
  • health promotion through proactive prevention, education and outreach;
  • programs aimed at addressing the social determinants of health.

Letters of Intent (LOIs) due January 15th.


Our individual grants, also known as our International Health Studies grants, fund medical students and resident physicians who are pursuing international education that focuses on underserved populations. By subsidizing up to $2,000 of travel expenses, we hope contribute to the development of culturally competent physicians who are prepared to serve both local and international communities with humility and respect. Applications due November 15ththe 2020 deadline has been postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Restrictions.

Foundant – Our Online Grant Management System

In an effort to increase our availability, flexibility and usability, we have implemented Foundant, an online grant management system. Among many benefits we think you'll appreciate within this system are the ability to control organizational contact information, to draft, save and submit online applications, and to upload documents and reports. In implementing this program, we are committing to run all our grants through this system, meaning that you can no longer submit applications, reports or any other forms by email or regular mail.

To learn more about how to use the program, click here.

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2020 Charitable Foundation Annual Report

2019-2020 Grants

The Foundation awarded more than $230,000 to 17 Massachusetts non-profits addressing the most vulnerable in our communities, with the majority of the funds awarded supporting food security, behavioral health services, and access to health care for the homeless and under/uninsured populations.

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Our Donors

We would like to acknowledge all of those who have donated generously to the Foundation during the past year. Thank you!

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