The mission of the MetroWest Health Foundation in Farmingham, Massachusetts, is to improve the health status of communities, individuals, and families through informed and innovative leadership. To that end, the foundation provides support to meet the unmet health needs of twenty-five communities in the MetroWest area, including Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westborough.
The foundation is accepting proposals from organizations for projects that fall into one or more of its three grantmaking categories, including Community Health Innovation, Health Equity, and Responsive Grants.
1) Community Health Innovation: CHI grants are designed to identify and invest in the planning and development of new solutions that can address some of the health challenges facing the region.
2) Health Equity: Health Equity grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to support broad community resident representation and participation in health-related initiatives and increase the diversity and equity capacity of the health and social service workforce.
3) Responsive Grants: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support health projects that fall outside the foundation's defined initiatives. These grants will focus on providing limited and short-term funding for approaches that address unmet health needs in the communities served.
The foundation supports programs that directly benefit the health of those who live and work in one of the twenty-five communities served by the foundation. Such support is limited to organizations that qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
Concept papers must be received no later than September 28. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 19, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the MetroWest Health Foundation website.