What we fund

Point32Health Foundation supports work to advance equity in aging—prioritizing efforts that address systemic inequities.

Photo collage: People holding age well equality sign at parade, group posing outdoors, woman selecting fresh vegetables

Photos courtesy of ETHOS, Quincy Asian Resources and Grow Nashua.

We invest in nonprofit organizations centering community-led solutions that address systemic inequities. We give grants in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Our equity in aging focus recognizes that a lifetime of inequities can exacerbate health disparities as people of color, people with disabilities and people who face systemic barriers grow older. We support community organizations working to improve conditions for those bearing the greatest risks and burdens of inequitable systems. Equity in aging addresses a growing and unmet need.

Community organizations define older people in the context of their work. Different lived experiences impact the way we age. The Foundation has not established age limits for funding.

Community lessons inform our work

  • Systemic inequities cause health disparities
  • Those most affected by inequities are in the best position to define the problem, design appropriate solutions and describe success
  • Older people and communities of color are disproportionately affected in a public health crisis
  • Supporting organizations working to advance healthy aging, improve access to affordable, nutritious food and promote mental health—especially those in communities most affected by inequities.
  • Collaborations among nonprofit organizations, municipal agencies and others strengthen community response in a crisis

Community investment priorities*

Organizing, policy, advocacy and systems change work to change conditions affecting older people in these areas:

  • Access to nutritious, affordable food
  • Caregiver support
  • Civic engagement and social connection
  • Community approaches to improved mental health
  • Housing
  • Transportation

2024 grants support

  • Organizations (those new to the Foundation and those with existing relationships) aligned with equity in aging are eligible for multi-year support.
  • Organizations that have previously received Foundation funding and are working on systems change, community organizing, policy and advocacy, access to healthy food, and community-led mental health efforts for populations other than older adults may receive one-year grants during this transition year.

Organizations that:

  • Work on community-based interventions
  • Engage in initiatives with the potential to dismantle racist systems
  • Work in communities historically disinvested—especially people of color and others experiencing systemic barriers—and connected to the people they serve
  • Use disruptive approaches to influence systems beyond individual organizations
  • Collaborate to expand impact
  • Show promise—they may be unproven—and take risk

We are proactively seeking out and engaging organizations that work across those priorities.

Please contact us to tell us about your work.

*Priorities reviewed annually.

We do not fund

  • Candidates for public office
  • Capital projects and/or equipment
  • Development activities, such as fundraising events, capital campaigns, or annual fund drives
  • Endowments
  • Government agencies (unless within a collaboration led by a community-based organization)
  • Individuals (including scholarships, internships, and/or fellowships)
  • Initiatives addressing specific diseases
  • Lobbying
  • Organizations that advocate, support or practice discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other characteristic protected by law
  • Private foundations
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Research
  • Underwriting of medical expenses