Massachusetts Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds



We believe in a Massachusetts where all residents have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

The Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds (the Funds) are committed to disrupting and removing barriers to health – structural and institutional racism, poverty, and deep power imbalances – through community-centered policy, systems, and environmental change approaches. We provide the resources to enhance the capacity of multi-sector collaboratives to authentically engage residents and work together so that everyone has the highest quality of life possible in Massachusetts.

If you are a Massachusetts non-profit organization or municipality with an idea or an approach to improve the health of your community through meaningful, sustainable change, join us.

The Funds are an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and were created as part of a landmark revision of the Determination of Need (DoN) regulations by DPH in 2017. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) partners with DPH on the Healthy Aging Fund. Health Resources in Action (HRiA) acts as the fiscal agent and is responsible for facilitating the planning and implementation of the Funds.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

We are pleased to announce the MA Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds will soon be launching a second grants cycle. The goal of the Funds continues to be to disrupt and remove barriers to health – structural and institutional racism, poverty, and deep power imbalances – through community-centered policy, systems, and environmental change approaches. Please sign up for our newsletter to learn more about the 2022 funding opportunity as more details become available.  



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What we Fund