Bettering health within the Archdiocese of Boston.

Overseen by the Catholic Community Fund, the Catholic Health Foundation (CHF) exists to provide financial support to non-profit organizations within the 144 cities and towns of the Archdiocese of Boston that provide health care and healthcare services consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Since it was formed as a result of the sale of Caritas hospitals in 2013, CHF has awarded 529 grants totaling nearly $6 million.

Grant Making

The FY24-25 grant process will open on Friday, February 9, 2024.  Applications are due by midnight on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Grants are annually distributed in the following categories:

  • Bereavement
  • Building/Equipment
  • Cancer
  • Education (medical or health)
  • Employee assistance
  • Health or medical services for residents of Middleborough
  • Medical
  • Social needs
  • Unrestricted

If you have any health-related initiatives in your parish or school, social service agency, or other nonprofit entity you may be involved in, we invite you to apply.

Board of Trustees

Gavan Mooney

Chief Philanthropy Officer
Archdiocese of Boston

John E. Straub

Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
Archdiocese of Boston

Francis J. O’Connor, Esq.

General Counsel
Archdiocese of Boston

Janice E. Healey, CDA

East Falmouth, MA

Patricia S. Jay, MD, NCMP

Dedham, MA

Rev. Arthur T. MacKay, OD

Catholic Chaplain
Lahey Hospital and Metrowest Medical Center

MC Sullivan, RN, MTS, JD

Chief Healthcare Ethicist and Director
Initiative on Palliative Care & Advanced Care Planning
Archdiocese of Boston


Lynne Sullivan

Executive Director

2023 Grant Recipients

During the period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, 101 grants totaling $731,710 were made in ten health-related categories:

Organization Name Project Name Organization City
Academy of Notre Dame Addressing Food Insecuity at the Academy Tyngsboro
American Cancer Society - AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Boston ACS Hope Lodge Boston Boston
Angel Flight of New England Changing Lives One Flight at a Time (Mission/Flight Coordination Program) North Andover
Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative FAITH ADVISORY COUNCIL Attleboro
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center The Sanctuary Project Boston
Bethany Health Care Center, Inc. Bethany Health Care Center 2023 New EMR: Point Click Care, Requires Laptops and Monitors Purchase to Optimize Resident Point of Care Services Framingham
Bishop Fenwick High School, Inc Part-Time Adjustment Counselor (0.30 FTE) On Campus Peabody
Blessed Sacrament School School Counselor Walpole
Blessed Stephen Bellesini OSA Academy, Inc Expansion of School Counseling & Mental Health Program Lawrence
Brazilian American Center Inc lncreased Vulnerable lmmigrants Health Service to Accommodate Recent lmmigrants Framingham
Breaktime Liftoff Programmatic Support Boston
Cardinal Spellman High School Continued Support of Expansion and Growth of Student Support Services Brockton
Care 2 Communities (C2C) Continuing Access to High-Quality Healthcare in Haiti Boston
Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc. Healthcare Bridge ESOL Program Boston
Cathedral High School Donor directed Boston
Catholic Memorial School Student-Athlete Health, Safety & Wellness Initiative at Catholic Memorial West Roxbury
Central Catholic High School Salary Support for Enhanced Nursing Staff Services Lawrence
Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County Mental Health Services Boston
Clergy Trust Clergy Trust Wellness Team Braintree
Community Servings Nutrition Program for Individuals & Families Affected by Critical & Chronic Illnesses Jamaica Plain
Cristo Rey Boston High School School Nurse Salary Support and Nursing Office Supplies Boston
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Analysis of circulating tumor DNA to tailor preoperative therapy for HER2-postive early breast cancer Boston
D'Youville Life & Wellness Foundation Foundation Music For Memories: Music Therapy To Enhance the Lives of Seniors in Traditional Care with Dementia and Other Age-Related Cognitive issues. Lowell
East Boston Central Catholic School Nurse/Health Services Program East Boston
Eliot Community Human Services Stocking Eliot's New Food Pantry to Feed Recently Housed Clients from Mass & Cass Lexington
Empowered and Dedicated to Edify the Nation, Inc. Intervention and Stabilization Program Boston
Father Bill's & MainSpring Triage Outreach Project Brockton
Fontbonne Academy Fontbonne Academy Adjustment Counselor Milton
Franciscan Children's Expanding school-based behavioral healthcare in St. Columbkille Partnership School and Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy through the Children’s Wellness Initiative Brighton
FriendshipWorks Increasing Access to Healthcare for Older Adults through Medical Escorts Boston
Holy Name Parish School School Counseling Program West Roxbury
Housing Families, Inc GREAT Youth & Families Program Malden
Immaculate Conception School AED update Lowell
Immaculate Conception School School Nurse Revere
Irish Pastoral Centre Improving Mental Health Outcomes in the IPC community through expanded Chaplaincy outreach Boston
Laboure College Laboure College of Healthcare Fund a Future Nurse Scholarship Program Milton
Lazarus House Ministries Opening Doors Out of Poverty Lawrence
Lowell Catholic Nursing Supplies/Support for Medical Assistant Lowell
Maria Droste Counseling Services Kids Too Quincy
Maristhill Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 02453 Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant Test Site Waltham
Mary Immaculate Health Services The Backbone, Heart and Soul of Long-term Care: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program Lawrence
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center The Engage Initiative: Ensuring Access to Cancer Care for Underserved Patients with Mental Illness Boston
Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center Wrap Around Support Services at MCAEC Dorchester
Mount Alvernia Academy Preschool AED & CPR Training Chestnut Hill
Mt. St. Mary's Abbey RW - partial air conditioning Wrentham
My Brother's Keeper, Inc. Food Assistance Program Easton
Oak Square YMCA LiveSTRONG at the YMCA - Health & Wellness Program for Adults Living with Cancer Brighton
Office of the Deaf Apostolate RCAB Senior Deaf Wellness Program Braintree
Old Colony YMCA Feeding Our Families Brockton
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar Wellness Room Roxbury
Our Lady of the Assumption School All Eyes and Ears - helping the OLA School Nurse Lynnfield
Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Seminarian wellness Weston
Pregnancy Care Center of the Merrimack Valley PCC’s Unplanned Pregnancy Support Program Lowell
Project Care and Concern Donor directed Dorchester
RCAB Health Benefit Trust Omada Braintree
Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Church AED Project Hingham
Sacred Heart School Adjustment Counselor .6 FTE Kingston
Sacred Hearts School Support for Full Time School Nurse,  Equipment and Supplies Bradford
Saint Agnes Parish Outreach Ministry Arlington
Saint Agnes School/Arlington Catholic HS 2024 Health and Wellness Day Arlington
Saint Brendan School Saint Brendan School Nurse's Office Dorchester Center
Saint Bridget School School Nurse Framingham
Saint Catherine of Siena School Saint Catherine of Siena School's 2023-2024 Licensed Mental Health Clinician .8 fte Norwood
Saint Florence Parish Building a Center for Healing & Deliverance WAKEFIELD
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Supporting Real-World Skills through Social-Emotional Learning Milton
Saint John the Evangelist School CPR Training for staff/Portable AED for Health Office Canton
Saint John's Seminary Seminarian Health Insurance Brighton
Saint Mary's Annunciation Social-Emotional Mental Health Program & Wellness Updates Danvers
Saint Michael parish Bereavement Ministry Bedford
Saint Paul Parish AED Hingham
Saint Rock Haiti Foundation Expanding laboratory services at the SRHF Macaco Health Center in Western Haiti Milton
Signature Healthcare Corporation The Resilient Church 2023 -2024 Brockton
South Boston Catholic Academy Nurse's Office Medical Equipment and Supplies South Boston
St. Agnes & St. Rose St. Rose - AED Defibrillators Topsfield
St. Agnes & St. Rose St. Agnes - AED Defibrillators Topsfield
St. Ann's Home, Inc. Building After School and Summer Day Camp Programming for Children and Youth with Serious Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health Challenges Methuen
St. Anthony School - Everett Funding of School Nurse Everett
St. Anthony Shrine Women's Medical Clinic at St. Anthony Shrine Boston
St. Augustine School Health Office Updates and Nurse Support Andover
St. Charles School School Nurse Needs Woburn
St. Joseph School Medford Teaching Students How to Self Regulate Their Personal Health and Wellness Medford
St. Jude Parish i THIRST Ministry Norfolk
St. Julie Billiart Residential Care Center The Learning Center Relocation Project Ipswich
St. Mary of the Hills School Social Emotional Learning Program Milton
St. Mary's Center for Women and Children Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Services for All Residents Dorchester
St. Mary's Lynn Health Awareness Project Lynn
St. Monica School Wellness Initiative -- Living Well Methuen
St. Paul's Choir School Support for Student Mental Health Cambridge
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus School School Nurse Somerville
Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center Programs for Children and Youth TEWKSBURY
Supportive Living, Inc. Neuro-Fit as Lifestyle Medicine 2023 Woburn
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. Campership Program for Economically Disadvantaged Youth with Type 1 Diabetes North Oxford
The Carroll Center for the Blind Comprehensive Vision Services for Seniors with Low Vision or Blindness Newton
The Holy Rood Collaborative (St. John the Evangelist, St. Mary, St. Margaret of Scotland) The Holy Rood Collaborative Health, Safety and Wellness Project North Chelmsford
The Home for Little Wanderers In-home therapeutic services for low-income families Boston
Three Sisters Garden Project, Inc. Feeding Our Neighbors Ipswich
Trinity Boston Connects Trinity@McCormack program Boston
Trinity Catholic Academy Early Childhood Motor Room and Calming Center Brockton
Ursuline Academy Health and Wellness Initiatives Dedham
Wounded Warrior Project Donor directed Florida

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