Special Initiatives

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation will provide a limited number of non-renewable one-year grants of up to $50,000 through its Special Initiatives grant program. Grants will support nonprofits seeking to positively impact health or health care access for Massachusetts residents who have been economically, socially, culturally, or racially marginalized. Organizational grant program activities must align with at least one of the Foundation's strategic priorities to promote access to quality care and coverage, access to behavioral health services, and the elimination of structural racism and racial inequities in health. 

The program will fund innovative pilots or demonstration projects that responds to health and health-related needs of the community, that if successful, could be replicated and scaled or an evaluation, assessment, or measurement initiative that advances knowledge about a health or health care issue aligned with the Foundation's strategic focus areas and mission and could position an organization to improve practice internally, and to the extent possible, could be shared and disseminated to advance knowledge, practice, or policy. 

For a listing of current grant recipients, click "Recent Awards" to the left.