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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Schools, and Municipalities for Programs to Improve Health Equity


Geographic Focus

USA: Massachusetts: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, and Watertown

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Community Health Grant

Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) - Mount Auburn Hospital (MAH)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #200688

Grant Description

Grants of up to $20,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities in eligible regions for programs that address health inequities. Funding is intended for project-related expenses including salaries, supplies, travel, data collection, and more. All programs must be conducted in and/or reach residents living in at least one of the six cities and towns in Mount Auburn Hospital’s Community Benefit Service Area: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, and Watertown.

Mount Auburn Hospital is looking to support evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies and programs that positively and meaningfully impact populations and community members within its service area that face the greatest health inequities.

This RFP will award grants to organizations that will implement evidence-based and/or evidence-informed strategies in the areas of:

  • Housing Affordability
  • Food Insecurity
  • Jobs and Financial Security
  • Behavioral Health
  • Complex and Chronic Conditions
  • Equitable access to care

The focus populations for this RFP, determined based on Mount Auburn Hospital’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment are:

  • Youth and adolescents
  • Older adults
  • Low-resource individuals and families
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) + individuals
  • Racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the RFP, organizations must be tax-exempt (organization with 501 (C)3 status) or a public agency. Eligible institutions may include community-based organizations, community health centers, schools, coalitions, and city agencies. In addition, organizations must currently serve individuals in or across one or more of the following cities or towns that have been specifically identified as high priority for this RFP:
1. Arlington
2. Belmont
3. Cambridge
4. Somerville
5. Waltham
6. Watertown

Pre-proposal Conference:

Wednesday December 21, 2022
12 pm – 1 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

Virtual information session (optional). Mount Auburn Hospital staff will describe the RFP and address questions about the application process. Pre registration is required.

Pre-Application Information:

- December 5, 2022: RFP released online
- January 24, 2023 Proposals due by 5 pm EST
- March 01, 2023: Proposal applicants notified of grant decisions

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

This RFP will award up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2025: Date of grant term

Contact Information:

Please email full applications for funding to Mary DeCourcey,

Please contact Mary DeCourcey at or 617-499-5625 with any questions regarding this RFP.

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