Racial Justice in Health

Racial Justice in Health provides up to $50,000 in the initial year of funding for people of color-led, grassroots organizations to strengthen their capacity and expertise in health and health care advocacy. In addition to grant funding, the program will provide technical assistance and peer learning for organizations interested in dismantling institutional and structural racism in health and health care delivery through community engagement, building grassroots power, and developing campaigns, strategic partnerships, and policy advocacy to improve the health care experience in Massachusetts for communities of color. The BCBSMA Foundation is partnering with the Rx Foundation and the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health to expand the program.

The program will advance in two phases over two years, starting with a year of cohort-based peer learning and technical assistance, and culminating in meaningful participation in a racial justice in health advocacy or community engagement campaign. Up to $75,000 in funding will be made available to cohort members in year two. The program will conclude in December 2023.

This program area is not currently accepting applications.  For a listing of current grant recipients, click "Recent Awards" to the left.