The CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund

Making an impact on health in our local communities through strategic nonprofit partnerships.

Investing in the communities where we live and work

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do. The CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund is a new program that invests in our home states of Rhode Island and Connecticut, as well as in neighboring Massachusetts — to demonstrate our unwavering support for our local communities.

Health equity is at the heart of our work, and the Hometown Fund reflects this commitment. We are looking for local partners who will join us in making a lasting impact of the health of everyone in their communities. All applicants must address at least one of the focus areas below in their proposals.


Focus Areas

We are looking to fund programs in the following areas:


Access to Health Care

  • Increase and/or expand access to direct health care services, including mental and behavioral health, for underinsured or uninsured populations

  • Improve health outcomes for individuals with chronic disease, particularly those with heart disease and/or hypertension

Social Services / Social Determinants of Health

  • Offer safe and affordable housing options

  • Increase access to healthy and affordable food

  • Provide diverse transportation solutions to medical or social service appointments

  • Improve indoor and outdoor air quality

Education & Training

  • Increase the number of people who obtain a GED through preparation and training

  • Expand pathways to career opportunities, particularly in healthcare, via training/certification programs

Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health

“A complement to our wide array of national philanthropic initiatives, the Hometown Fund is our way of giving back to the communities we call home. We’re proud to support nonprofits across the region who are making an impact on the lives of individuals in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.”

Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health

Grantee information

Please read more information here on eligibility requirements and grant guidelines. To apply for funding, access our Cybergrants portal and application here.