Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MetroWest Health Foundation

Since March, the MetroWest Health Foundation has pivoted its grantmaking and operations to support the region’s efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic. In response to community listening and engagement, the foundation is including “COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults.”

Early on MetroWest Health Foundation converted many existing grants to operating support, reduced reporting requirements and accelerated grant payments. The foundation also launched an emergency COVID-19 funding program; to date they have made 59 of these grants for a total of over $400,000.

The foundation is pleased to solicit proposals from eligible nonprofit and government organizations for the following grantmaking initiatives:

  • COVID-19 Emotional Resilience
  • COVID-19 Public Health Capacity Building
  • COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults
  • Vaping Prevention, Cessation and Education
  • Health Equity

Proposals must be submitted online and be received by the foundation by 4:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, September 24. Instructions for the online application are available on the foundation’s website at www.mwhealth.org. Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered for review.

The foundation will host a virtual bidders’ conference with information on funding initiatives and the application process on Wednesday, September 9, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Please RSVP to rdonham@mwhealth.org by September 8.

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