Investments in organizations across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will increase equitable access to health care and address health-related social needs
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 6, 2023 — The CVS Health® (NYSE: CVS) Foundation today announced it awarded $2 million in grants as part of its 2023 Hometown Fund to support its neighbors and communities. These investments will strengthen organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island working to increase access to equitable health care and address health-related social needs that are a result of underlying social determinants of health.
“When people have access to consistent health care and are equipped with the supporting services like affordable housing and healthy food, they are better positioned to improve their health,” said Sheryl Burke, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and chief sustainability officer, CVS Health. “Our Hometown Fund grantees selected this year serve as examples of the ongoing work that is the focus of our philanthropic programs.”
Each organization selected applied for CVS Health Foundation’s Hometown Fund through a request for proposal in September and was awarded either a $25,000 operating or $75,000 programmatic grant. The CVS Health Foundation concentrated its investments in organizations working to increase access to health care services for underinsured or uninsured populations and improving health outcomes for individuals with chronic diseases – with a heightened focus on heart disease and mental health. It also awarded grants to organizations addressing health-related social needs, including affordable housing, workforce training and food insecurity initiatives.
2023 Hometown Fund grantees include the following organizations:
Boston Community Pediatrics; Center for Human Development; Community Servings Inc.; Dignity Matters, Inc.; Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.; Ellie Fund; Healthy Waltham Inc.; NeighborWorks Housing Solutions; Tech Goes Home Incorporated; YMCAs of Massachusetts Inc.
Amenity Aid; Amos House; Aquidneck Community Table; AS220; Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island; Camp Surefire Foundation; CARTWHEELRI; College Visions; Connecting for Children and Families, Inc.; Day One; Federal Hill House Association; Healthcentric Advisors; Kent County Visiting Nurses Association; Martin Luther King Community Center; Newport County Community Mental Health Center Inc.; The Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation d/b/a NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley; Tri-County Community Action Agency - Johnston, RI; United Way of Rhode Island, Inc.
The CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund was created in 2022 to support CVS Health’s neighbors and local communities who are working toward improving health outcomes locally. For more information about the Hometown Fund, click here.
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