Community Benefits Request
At Health New England, we are deeply committed to improving the health and lives of people in our community. We are part of the fabric of our cities and towns, the places in which we live and work, and the people who drive change for the better. Through the efforts of our Community Benefits Program, we touch the lives of thousands of people that reside within the communities we serve.

Our community benefit awards are prioritized to organizations that offer programs or initiatives that address to specific health priorities and target populations as identified in our  Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB) Grant Program

Health New England is committing $100,000 to address mental health and combatting the opioid epidemic. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB) Mini Grant, will award up to $10,000 per organization. Submissions are due by midnight on Monday, September 11, 2023.

DEIB Grant Criteria:

  • Programs that impact mental health and/or opioid crisis through addressing health equity AND focus on at least one social determinant of health.
    • Social Determinants of Health
      • Built environment (includes transportation, access to healthy foods)
      • Education
      • Employment
      • Housing
      • Social environment (social isolation, institutional racism)
      • Violence and trauma
    • An organization must be a registered as a non-profit 501c3.
  • Organizations must have programs that target communities in Health New England’s service area, including Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties.

To apply for our DEIB Grant, click here. Please send questions to

Have an innovative program that improves the health of people who live and work in our communities? View our Where Health Matters Grant Program page to learn more about how your organization can partner with us.