Special Initiatives

Program Overview

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation will provide a limited number of one-year grants of up to $50,000 through its Special Initiatives grant program. Grants will support nonprofits seeking to make a positive impact on health or health care access in Massachusetts for people with low-income and residents who have been economically, socially, ethnically, or racially marginalized. These activities must be aligned with the Foundation's strategic priorities to promote access to quality care and coverage, promote access to behavioral health services, and eliminate structural racism and racial inequities in health. 

The program will fund evaluations or demonstration programs, innovative pilots that expand access to coverage care, advance knowledge in support of health issues affecting people with low-income and those who have been racially, ethnically, or socially marginalized. The demonstration projects must align with the Foundation’s strategic priorities to promote access to quality care and coverage, behavioral health services, and eliminate structural racism and racial inequities in health.

Details about upcoming grant opportunities will be posted in February 2o22.

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