One year after becoming one foundation in service to community, Point32Health Foundation continues to learn and grow. With guidance and insights from communities and stakeholders, we are evolving to meet the needs in the moment and as we plan for the future.
From our board chair and presidentOur journey to becoming
Our work is rooted in community. We are steadfast advocates for systems change, champions of collaboration and inclusion—and unwavering in our commitment to racial equity. These guiding principles were forged long before recent public health crises created uncertainty, fear and grief. They anchored us in community where we saw nonprofit organizations demonstrate extraordinary strength and resilience.
Point32Health Foundation works with communities to support, advocate and advance healthier lives for everyone.
Stories from CommunityIn their own words
These videos and stories showcase how collaboration amplifies community power, what it takes to change inequitable systems and why representative voices are so important in advocacy work.
Massachusetts healthy aging collaborativeExpanding digital equity in the Commonwealth
To expand access to broadband, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and the Alliance for Digital Equity are assisting several communities proposing a consolidated approach. This demonstrates how collective action can accelerate change. Digital equity requires access to equipment and training in addition to reliable internet. FriendshipWorks offers human connection and training support.
Good Shepherd Food BankChanging inequitable systems to end hunger in Maine
Addressing the injustices and inequities that cause food insecurity requires solutions for today—as well as planning for tomorrow. Good Shepherd Food Bank’s partnership with the Somali Bantu Community Association and other food suppliers and their alliance with Full Plates, Full Potential show what is possible.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Lifting community voices through advocacy and education
Stigma and shame can be barriers to accessing mental health services. NAMI partners with schools, faith leaders and diverse organizations to ensure representative voices are sharing their stories and advocate for programs that support mental health for all.
Streamlined process makes it easier for people to get the support they need
The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council worked in coalition with 150+ anti-poverty and public health organizations to simplify access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through the MassHealth application process. Photo courtesy of Mill City Grows.
Innovative community approach supports students in rural Maine
A collaborative effort coordinated by MCD Global Health Services is improving access to virtual behavioral health services. Residents trained as Community Health Workers link students and families with resources, ensuring students have access to support either in-person or via telehealth.
Equitable reimbursement for home care gives older people choices
To promote a strong, stable infrastructure for aging, the New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging has proposed legislation to create “comprehensive, coordinated, cost effective and better-funded system of long-term care that would enable healthy aging for all in any setting.” Photo courtesy of New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging.
Advancing equity and racial justice
Point32Health Foundation committed $1 million to 12 nonprofit organizations to advance social and racial equity. The funds help amplify diverse voices and perspectives, eliminate systemic barriers, and advocate for stronger communities.
Solutions to community challenges often come from those closest to the issues. In 2022, we convened, listened and learned from community.
Meet the Foundation board
Diverse community leaders with a commitment to advancing equity in the region we serve.
Get to know our team
Working with communities to support, advocate and advance healthier lives for everyone.
2022 community investments
Learn more about how we support nonprofit organizations through grantmaking.
Corporate Citizenship creates a community of care
Learn how we work with community to build a shared future in our 2021 Corporate Citizenship Report.
Filmstrip photos courtesy of: ORIS (Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success); Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative; CitySeed/photo credit: Caroline Smith; National Assocation on Mental Illness – New Hampshire; CitySeed/photo credit: Lucy Gellman/Arts Paper Photo