Age-Friendly Funding Alert: BCBS Special Initiatives Grant

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation will provide a limited number of non-renewable one-year grants of up to $50,000 through its Special Initiatives grant program.

Grants will support nonprofits seeking to positively impact health or health care access for Massachusetts residents who have been economically, socially, culturally, or racially marginalized. Organizational grant program activities must align with at least one of the Foundation’s strategic priorities to promote access to quality care and coverage, access to behavioral health services, and the elimination of structural racism and racial inequities in health.

Key activities may include:

  • An innovative pilot or demonstration project that responds to health and health-related needs of the community, that if successful, could be replicated and scaled.
  • An evaluation, assessment, or measurement initiative that advances knowledge
    about a health or health care issue aligned with the Foundation’s strategic focus
    areas and mission and could position an organization to improve practice internally,
    and to the extent possible, could be shared and disseminated to advance
    knowledge, practice, or policy.

BCBSMA lists examples of previous grantees for this program and more details are available here.