About Our Grantees

After a collaborative and transparent multi-year process, BIDMC has selected the first set of organizations to receive funding for impactful initiatives in the areas of housing affordability, jobs and financial security, behavioral health, and healthy neighborhoods. BIDMC has also awarded funds in these areas to two organizations based in the City of Chelsea and through the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative.

Cross-Sector Partnership for Systems Change Grantees ($1,000,000)

Focused Investment Grantees ($500,000)

Capacity Building Seed Funding Grantees ($100,000)

City of Chelsea Grantees

Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Collectives

  • The Healthy Bowdoin Geneva Collective received funding to improve social cohesion through community-wide events, create more effective referral processes between agencies, design a multilingual resource guide for residents, and engage residents in community projects.
  • The We're Here for You Fenway/Kenmore Collective received funding for community health navigation services, financial counseling and case management. Funds will also expand free healthy food distributions and increase resident leadership opportunities.
  • The Chinatown HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Possibilities, Empowerment) Collective was awarded funding to decrease social isolation and increase community cohesion by activating open space in Chinatown through gardening, arts, cultural programming and resident leadership development.
  • The Chelsea Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Collective received funding to develop and implement Women’s Wellness Workshops to improve the overall health of women in Chelsea. The long-term goals will focus on reducing stigma and shame, decreasing isolation, and developing self-advocacy skills for culturally competent health care.