Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund provides one-time non-renewable grants up to $5,000 for a twelve-month period to help community-based health care organizations strengthen their capacity to expand access to health care in Massachusetts. Since 2002, the Catalyst Fund has distributed over $1.4 million to more than 426 grants to health centers, clinics, health care advocacy groups, and community-based organizations. The Catalyst Fund is made possible entirely with donations from employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Click here to submit an application.

In response to the growing needs associated with COVID-19, the Catalyst Fund is only accepting proposals from grassroots organizations responding to community needs caused by the virus. We've recently refined the focus of our Catalyst Fund grantmaking, please see updated guidelines available on the right of this page for programmatic eligibility requirements.

For a list of recent grant recipients, click on “Recent Awards” to the left.