Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications

by | Oct 1, 2021

The Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund is now accepting applications. Established at Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF) in 1996, this fund aims to increase access to healthcare in Worcester County by advancing projects that address the social determinants of health.

“The focus of the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund is to support organizations adopting and implementing strategies that reduce barriers to care,” said Jonathan Cohen, GWCF’s Vice President for Programs and Strategy. “These barriers can include language, culture, transportation, and technology, among others.”

Nonprofit applicants from across Worcester County may apply for operational expenditures such as personnel costs, program expenses, small equipment purchases, or physical space improvements. Grant requests between $5,000 and $25,000 will be considered. Collaborative efforts will be given a higher priority.

“Expanding access to healthcare resources remains a top priority as the pandemic continues,” said GWCF’s Interim President and CEO, Carolyn J. Stempler. “Our goal is to enable our community partners to continue the impressive work in providing under-resourced communities with equitable, culturally appropriate access to health services.”

Applications to the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund must be received online by October 29, 2021. For more information, please visit https://www.greaterworcester.org/Grants/Grant-Opportunities/Fallon-OrNda-Community-Health-Fund, or contact Jonathan Cohen at jcohen@greaterworcester.org.

About the Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Greater Worcester Community Foundation unites people from diverse sectors to create positive change within our region. Created and built by local individuals, this permanent endowment is used to create personal and lasting legacies that improve lives and conditions within the community. Established in 1975, the Foundation has awarded more than $110 million to cultural educational, human service and civic organizations. Today, the Foundation stewards a charitable endowment exceeding $150 million in over 600 named funds, all created by local citizens. In 2015, the Foundation adopted the Early Childhood Initiative which creates conditions that prepare local young children for success in school and life. For more information, visit www.greaterworcester.org.