Community Health

Health Resources in Action works with individuals or organizations committed to funding innovations that contribute to advancing health. Together, we work to identify a target niche and then implement a customized grant program that focuses data-informed priorities and evidence-based approaches to improve community health. Our community health investments team offers:

  • Assessment to identify existing resources, challenges, and gaps in desired impact area
  • Environmental scan and qualitative data analysis to inform grantmaking design and level of investment
  • Evaluation measures across grantmaking strategies
  • Training and technical assistance for applicants and grantees
  • Grants management services: developing application guidelines and RFPs, issue announcements, collecting and reviewing applications
  • Facilitation of review process that builds consensus for balanced portfolios
  • Record keeping and fiduciary responsibilities for active grant programming

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Funding Opportunities

  • MA COVID-19 Community Grants

    The goal of the MA COVID-19 Community Grants Program is to reduce COVID-19 infections, morbidity, and mortality among Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color in our hardest hit cities and towns, as well as to support education and awareness of vaccination efforts in Massachusetts.

  • Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund

    The 2024-2025 grant application process is Open for Traditional and Housing grant opportunities. The Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund (the Holt Fund) was created at Edna Louise Holt’s instructions, and established in 2000, with Bank of America as the Trustee. Miss Holt and her sister were longtime residents of Grafton, Vermont; they… Read more »

  • Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds

    In January 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) completed a landmark revision of the Determination of Need (DoN) regulation. The revised regulation authorized the creation of the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds. The Funds invest significant resources in Massachusetts communities to improve population health outcomes through innovative and sustainable approaches that… Read more »

  • Pipeline to Proposal Awards (P2P)

    Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards enable individuals and groups that are not typically involved in clinical research to develop the means to generate community-led funding proposals focused on patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. Established by the non-profit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the program funds three tiers of awards that help individuals or groups build community… Read more »