Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives grants provide one-time non-renewable support of up to $50,000 for a twelve-month period. These grants support innovative pilots and demonstration projects in Massachusetts that expand access to health care for low-income consumers, align with our strategic focus areas, and complement the objectives of the Foundation’s other funding, including synergies between grantmaking and policy initiatives. The Foundation’s priorities are to protect the availability of coverage and care for the most vulnerable and low-income people in the state, and to support linkages between social services in housing and food security and health care that help to improve outcomes for residents. 

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

Proposal Deadlines:

  • February 15, 2019
  • April 26, 2019 
  • July 19, 2019

Notification of awards:

  • May 1, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • October 9, 2019