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March 2, 2021
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Grants $3M to 48 Mass. Nonprofits

January 28, 2021 — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation recently announced that its granted $3,013,666 to 48 Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to support efforts that promote sustainable improvements in health care access for low-income and uninsured residents across the state.

“With this round of grant-making, we remain steadfast in our multi-year commitments to expanding access to behavioral health urgent care, investing in new models to address the social determinants of health, strengthening statewide advocacy for health access, and supporting local efforts to obtain coverage for Massachusetts residents,” said Audrey Shelto, president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.

“At the same time, we are pleased to have distributed funds to community-based organizations responding to the pandemic in communities that have been inequitably impacted.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Bay Cove Human Services, Cape Cod: $200,000
  • Boston Center for Independent Living, Boston: $60,000
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston: $40,000
  • Boston Medical Center, Boston: $200,000
  • Boston Public Health Commission, Boston: $45,000
  • The Brien Center, Pittsfield: $200,000
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton: $45,000
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Cambridge: $45,000
  • Caring Health Center, Springfield: $45,000
  • Casa Esperanza, Boston: $25,000
  • Clinical & Support Options, Northampton: $200,000
  • Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and Islands, Hyannis: $45,000
  • The Community Builders, Worcester: $75,000
  • Community Healthlink, Worcester: $200,000
  • The Dimock Center, Roxbury: $45,000
  • Disability Policy Consortium, Malden: $60,000
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, East Boston: $45,000
  • Ecu-Health Care, North Adams: $45,000
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester: $45,000
  • Essex County Community Organization, Lynn: $12,500
  • Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester: $58,570
  • Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Lawrence: $25,000
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, New Bedford: $45,000
  • GreenRoots, Chelsea: $12,500
  • Health Care For All, Boston: $75,000
  • Health Imperatives, Brockton: $12,500
  • Health Law Advocates, Boston: $65,000
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute, Boston: $25,000
  • Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett, Everett: $45,000
  • Lahey Health Behavioral Services, Lowell: $200,000
  • Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell: $45,000
  • Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Boston: $75,000
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Boston: $65,000
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston: $75,000
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Boston: $80,000
  • Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, Boston: $60,000
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association, Boston: $60,000
  • Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Quincy: $60,000
  • Metro Housing | Boston, Boston: $75,000
  • Multicultural AIDS Coalition, Boston: $25,000
  • Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Springfield: $12,500
  • Regional Environmental Council, Worcester: $15,096
  • Rian Immigrant Center, Boston: $25,000
  • Roca, Chelsea: $25,000
  • Trinity Boston Connects, Boston: $25,000
  • Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires, Great Barrington: $12,500
  • YMCA of Metro North, Peabody: $25,000
  • YWCA Central Massachusetts, Worcester: $12,500
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