Community Health Improvement Project in Bowdoin Geneva

Status: Current Funding Opportunities
Year: 2019
Location: Boston
Client: Nonprofits
Services Provided: Community Health Grantmaking
Technical Expertise: Community Development


Funds have been made available to support innovative, small scale Community Health Improvement (CHI) projects in the Bowdoin Geneva community. Funding for this opportunity comes from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Community Benefits Program and Determination of Need Community Health Initiatives, which are overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

This RFP is designed to support 2-3 CHI pilot projects in the Bowdoin Geneva, community totaling $22,000 in grants. CHI projects address root causes and systemic issues in the community and have outcomes focused on health. We are looking to support community initiatives and projects focusing on:

  • Developing capacity for economic growth and power (i.e. urban farming, cultural entrepreneurship)
  • Building a community gathering space (i.e. green space, garden, greenhouse)
  • Community and youth of color engagement that supports capacity building (i.e. canvasing, neighborhood planning process, forming a democratic neighborhood association)

Through these projects the Bowdoin Geneva Community Advisory Board is seeking to support the lives of people of color throughout Bowdoin Geneva that desire to make this neighborhood a better place. Bowdoin Geneva CAB seeks to find applicants who are interested in creating community spaces that can build stronger relationships between the residents of Bowdoin Geneva.

Grant Period: The funding will be for a period of 12 months, starting August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

For eligibility requirements and additional details, click the links below:

Deadline: Extended to Friday, August 23, 2019 at 5:00pm

For questions, please contact Jamiah Tappin directly, at jtappin@hria.org.