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, click here or contact Jonathan Cohen at