Support for organizations looking to broaden access to health care for low-income residents
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is accepting applications for its Special Initiatives program.
Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to Massachusetts organizations working to expand access to health care for low-income and vulnerable residents. Organizations should also show statewide impact through innovative program development that expands access to coverage and care; promote efforts that validate the impact of social services such as housing and food security on health status; and engage in program evaluation or other activities aligned with the foundation’s strategic priorities.
The foundation welcomes proposals that focus on access to healthcare for vulnerable consumers and will give priority to those that indicate opportunities for cost savings for consumers; proposals for programs that don’t specifically conform to the requirements of other foundation program focus areas yet have merit in that they align with the foundation’s mission and strategic focus areas of 1) coverage and care, 2) behavioral health, and 3) social equity and health; proposals that articulate a pilot, an idea ready for incubation, or a demonstration project; and proposals that describe an evaluation, assessment, or measurement initiative with potential to advance knowledge about a healthcare issue.
Eligible candidates must serve low-income and vulnerable individuals, particularly those receiving MassHealth or other subsidized health insurance.
See the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.