Community Giving Requests

All funding requests must be made using one of the online Request Forms below. Only applications for support in which the funding remains in Health New England’s service area will be considered. Organizations that do not include defined program outcome measurements as part of their submission will not be eligible for Community Benefit Program funding.

We will prioritize Community Giving awards to organizations that offer programs to address specific health priorities and target populations as identified in our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report. We will prioritize funding decisions for programs that support these health-related priorities:

  • Food security, nutrition, and access to healthy food options
  • Behavioral health/mental health, substance use disorder
  • Infant, child and maternal preventive health
  • Early education, literacy and higher education for at-risk youth
  • Resources to meet basic needs
  • Institutional racism
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Housing conditions

We offer two types of Community Giving awards:

  • Community Benefit Program – These awards support a nonprofit organization’s program or initiative intended to produce a measurable outcome over the period of one year or more. The program or initiative must support one of Health New England’s health priorities as listed above. Program outcome measures must be defined in the Request Form and supplied to Health New England upon request. Awards not to exceed $5,000.
    • We are no longer accepting 2019 community benefit requests. We are however now accepting 2020 submissions.
    • Our Community Benefits Review Committee meets quarterly, (January, April, July and October) and ask that all 2020 community benefit requests be submitted by the first of each quarter for consideration.
  • Corporate Sponsorship – These awards support a nonprofit organization’s one-time event or activity that will create positive good corporate awareness and corporate citizenship for Health New England. Awards not to exceed $2,500.

    Funding restrictions

    We do not fund:
    • Direct delivery of reimbursable health care services
    • Grants to individuals
    • Private foundations, endowment campaigns or capital campaigns
    • Programs operated by religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Schools and school sports teams, athletic programs
    • Tours, travel and related expenses
    • Organizations whose practices are not in keeping with our company’s equal opportunity policy
    • Political causes or events
    • Operational expenses or financial deficits
    • Funding for clinical research
    • Projects that do not benefit Massachusetts residents
    • Organizations that are not tax exempt under IRS section 501c3

    We require that all funding requests be made using our online Request Form, and are unable to accept funding requests sent to us by mail, email or fax. If you have questions, please contact

Request Form

Note: You will need to include a current, signed W-9 tax form with your request form. If you do not have a current one available, download a blank W-9 tax form to complete it.