About The Foundation


In May 2000, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) House of Delegates established the MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation as a supporting organization of the MMS. The Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a mechanism for consolidating the MMS's charitable giving to the community into one entity, building on the activities of the former MMS Committee on Community Action and the MMS Alliance Charitable and Educational Fund.


The mission of the Foundation is to support the charitable and educational activities of the MMS and the MMS Alliance; including but not limited to developing and nurturing cooperation between individuals, the professions, institutions, and the community to creatively address issues that affect the health, benefit, and welfare of the community.

The Foundation, through its Board of Directors, awards grants to:

  • 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.
  • Medical students and resident physician members of the MMS to pursue international education that focuses on underserved populations.

Staff and Directors

2021-2022 Board of Directors

  • Lee S. Perrin, Middlesex, Chair
  • Sarah F. Taylor, Middlesex Central, Vice Chair
  • Louis E. Fazen, Worcester
  • Shaan-Chirag C. Gandhi, Suffolk
  • Bisola O. Ojikutu, Suffolk
  • Sahdev R. Passey, Worcester
  • Beri O. Songna, Middlesex
  • Hugh M. Taylor, Essex South
  • Bonnie G. Dunlap, Alliance
  • Kathleen C. Thompson, Alliance
  • Francine Vakil, Alliance

Staff Liaison: Jennifer Day, Director

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2021 Foundation Annual Report

2021-2022 Grants

The Foundation awarded more than $175,000 to 13 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. Additionally, more than $13,000 was awarded to nine medical students and three resident physicians to offset travel and lodging expenses for study abroad.

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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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Become a Member of our Recurring Gift Program

Generous contributions from members and friends of the Foundation are vital to sustaining our programs.

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