The CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund

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.

2022 CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund

We are pleased to announce the 2022 CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund grantees:

Primary Program Focus Area: Food Insecurity - General                    

  • Community Dining Room Inc.; Branford, CT

  • Hands on Hartford Inc; Hartford, CT

  • Keney Park Sustainability Project; Windsor, CT

  • South Park Inn, Inc.; Hartford, CT

  • St. Vincent de Paul Place; Norwich, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Access to Care

  • Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Inc.; Hartford, CT

  • Americares Free Clinics, Inc.; Stamford, CT

  • Intercommunity, Inc.; East Hartford, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Community Health Resources; Enfield, CT

  • Hartford's Camp Courant; Farmington, CT

  • The Cove Center for Grieving Children; Cheshire, CT

  • The Village For Families & Children Inc; Hartford, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Housing

  • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Inc; Bridgeport, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Labor and Workforce

  • Achieve Hartford Inc; Hartford, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Food Insecurity - General

  • Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Glastonbury, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Access to Care

  • Journey Home, Inc.; Hartford, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Connecticut Children's Hospital; Hartford, CT

  • United Community and Family Services; Inc, Norwich, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Labor and Workforce

  • Compass Youth Collaborative, Inc.; Hartford, CT
  • Hartford Promise; Hartford, CT

Primary Program Focus Area: Food Insecurity - General

  • Massachusetts Audubon Society Inc.; Lincoln, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Access to Care

  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Boston, MA

  • Health Care Without Walls, Inc.; Wellesley, MA

  • Holyoke Health Center, Inc.; Holyoke, MA

  • MetroWest Free Medical Program; Sudbury, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.; Boston , MA

  • United Way of Greater Plymouth County; Brockton, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Housing

  • Caribbean Integration Community Development; Boston, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Heart

  • The HeartofaGiant Foundation, Inc.; Milton, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Labor and Workforce

  • YEAR UP INC; Boston, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Transportation

  • UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc., and Affiliates; Worcester, MA

Primary Program Focus Area: Food Insecurity - General

  • East Bay Food Pantry; Bristol, RI

  • Higher Ground International; Providence, RI

  • Jonnycake Center Inc.; Peace Dale, RI

  • MEALS ON WHEELS OF RI INC; Providence, RI

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Access to Care

  • Wood River Health Services, Inc.; Hope Valley, RI

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Mental & Behavioral Health

  • ADOPTION RHODE ISLAND; Providence, RI

  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center; Warwick, RI

  • Families Reaching Into Each New Day; Warwick, RI

  • Shri Service Corps; Pawtucket, RI

  • Children's Friend And Service; Providence, RI

  • Project Weber/RENEW; Providence, RI

Primary Program Focus Area: Housing

  • Foster Forward; East Providence, RI

  • Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness; Pawtucket, RI/li>

Primary Program Focus Area: Labor and Workforce

  • Olneyville Neighborhood Association; Providence, RI
     

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Access to Care

  • Connecting for Children and Families, Inc.; Woonsocket, RI

Primary Program Focus Area: Health Care - Mental & Behavioral Health

  • AMOS HOUSE; Providence, RI

  • Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital; East Providence, RI

  • The Providence Center; Providence, RI

Primary Program Focus Area: Housing

  • CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND; Providence, RI

  • Sojourner House; Providence, RI

Primary Program Focus Area: Labor and Workforce

  • Providence Public Library; Providence, RI

  • Rhode Island Parent Information Network; Warwick, RI

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

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

Focus areas

In 2022, we funded programs in the following areas:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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