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

Applications are now being accepted and are due on or before April 28, 2023.

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

Jason Karangekis

Development Associate

2022 Grant Recipients

During the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 83 grants totaling $781,896 were made in ten health-related categories:

Organization Name Organization City Project Name
Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro Addressing Food Insecurity at the Academy
Alliance at Marie Esther Marlborough Alliance Health at Marie Esther Nursing and Staff Training Equipment Purchase – 2022
American Cancer Society - AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Boston Boston AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Boston
Angel Flight of New England North Andover Changing Lives One Flight at a Time (Mission/Flight Coordination Program)
Bethany Health Care Center, Inc. Framingham Bethany Health Care Center 2022 Durable Medical Equipment Purchase
Bishop Fenwick High School, Inc Peabody Behavioral Health Consultant -- Adjustment Counselor
Blessed Stephen Bellesini OSA Academy, Inc Lawrence School Counseling Program
Boston College High School Boston CPR Training
Breaktime Boston Double Impact Initiative
Cardinal Spellman High School Brockton Expansion of Student Mental Health Support Services
Care 2 Communities (C2C) Boston Ensuring Access to High Quality Primary, Pediatric, and Maternal Care in Haiti
Cathedral 7-12 High School Boston Donor directed funding
Catholic Memorial School West Roxbury School Adjustment Counselor Intern
Central Catholic High School Lawrence Support for Additional Part-Time School RN
Cheverus School Malden Medical supply and nurses salary
Codman Square Health Center Dorchester Codman Square Health Center Food Pantry
Cristo Rey Boston High School Boston Nurse salary/supplies/discretionary "needy” fund
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston Determining anticancer drug response through a blood draw: Analysis of circulating tumor DNA to tailor preoperative therapy for HER2-postive early breast cancer
East Boston Central Catholic East Boston School Nurse / Health Services
Father Bill's & MainSpring Brockton Triage Outreach Project
Fontbonne Academy Milton Mental Health Counseling Program
Franciscan Children's Brighton Kids Healthy Minds Initiative (KHMI)
Good Shepherd Parish Wayland Parish Nurse Program and Mental Health, Wellness & Suicide Prevention
Housing Families, Inc Malden GREAT Youth & Families Program
Immaculate Conception School Revere Nurse -- 2022/2023
Immaculate Conception School Lowell Healthy Students
Italian Home for Children Jamaica Plain Nursing Supplies for School and Residential Program
Laboure College Milton Laboure College of Healthcare Fund a Nurse Scholarship Fund
Lowell Catholic Lowell AED Maintenance/Mental Health Support
MAB Community Services Brookline Greater Boston Vision Rehabilitation Health Program for Older Adults Living with Blindness or Low Vision
Maristhill Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 02453 Waltham Monitoring the Heart: Finding Vital Time for Maristhill Residents and Staff
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Lynn Operation Casa Project Build Vaccination Confidence and Stop the Spread
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Boston The Engage Initiative: Ensuring Access to Cancer Care for Underserved Patients with Mental Illness
Montrose School Medfield A Crisis of Dignity & Flourishing: A new approach to tackling the Teen Girl Mental Health Epidemic
Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center Dorchester Wrap Around Support Services at MCAEC
Mount Alvernia High School Newton Returning from Covid: Mental Health student Needs
My Brother's Keeper, Inc. Easton Food Assistance Program
Oak Square YMCA Brighton YMCA "Pedaling for Parkinson's" Wellness Program
Old Colony YMCA Brockton Old Colony YMCA Community Market and Summer Food Program
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar Roxbury School Nursing Support
Our Lady of the Assumption School Lynnfield "Guiding Our Scholars" - Expand and Upgrade the School Counseling Dept. at Our Lady of the Assumption School
Our Lady's Academy Waltham School Nurse Medical Supplies Updates and Additional Nurse Personnel
Project Care and Concern Dorchester Donor directed funding
RCAB Health Benefit Trust Braintree Learn to Live
Regis College Weston CARE (Caring, Access, Rx, and Education) Initiative (school Nurse for Trinity Catholic Academy/Lawrence Catholic Academy)
Sacred Heart Parish Health Ministry Boston Sacred Heart Parish Health Ministry 2022-2023
Sacred Heart School Kingston Adjustment Counselor .6FTE
Sacred Heart School Roslindale Health Center Update
Sacred Hearts School Bradford Full-time School Nurse
Saint Agnes Parish Arlington Purchase of 3 (Adult and Pediatric) Automated External Defribillator equipment, and training of 25 parishioners/volunteers.
Saint Agnes School/Arlington Catholic HS Arlington Health and Wellness Day and Wellness Programming and Curriculum
Saint Brendan School Dorchester Center Nursing supplies and programs
Saint Bridget School Framingham School Nurse
Saint Florence Parish WAKEFIELD The Center For Healing - Healing and Deliverance
Saint John the Evangelist School Canton Health Office Upgrades
Saint John's Seminary Brighton Archdiocese of Boston Seminarian Healthcare
Saint Joseph Prep Boston Director of Health Services (School Nurse)
Saint Patrick Parish Stoneham Bereavement Ministry
Saint Paul School Hingham Red Cross CPR Training for Students and Staff & Babysitting Course
Saint Rock Haiti Foundation Milton Expanding prenatal care access in Western Haiti
Salesian Boys & Girls Club East Boston CPR & Pediatric First Aid Training
Signature Healthcare Corporation Brockton Cultural Understanding and Influence on Youth Behavior: The Role of the Local Church
St John the Baptist Parish Quincy Mary Untier of Knots Bereavement Group (of St. John the Baptist - St. Joseph Collaborative)
St. Ann's Home, Inc. Methuen Outpatient Services and Family Engagement : Expanding Tools for Youth and Family Success
St. Charles School Woburn School Nurse salary support
St. Edward the Confessor Parish Medfield Bereavement Ministry
St. John's Preparatory School Danvers Post COVID Mental Health Care and Community Re-Engagement
St. Jude Parish Norfolk iTHIRST Ministry
St. Margaret Parish Lowell Safety/FCN/Pastoral Care Project
St. Mary of the Hills School Milton School Mental Health Professional / Adjustment Counselor
St. Mary's Center for Women and Children Dorchester Trauma and Behavioral Health Services
St. Mary's Lynn Lynn Parish Nurse Ministry
St. Patrick School Stoneham Hearing, Vision, and CPR at St. Patrick School
St. Paul's Choir School Cambridge Saint Paul's Choir School Health Office
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus School Somerville School Nurse
Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center TEWKSBURY Programs for Children and Youth
Supportive Living, Inc. Woburn Neuro-Fit 2022
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. North Oxford Type 1 Diabetes Campership and Medical Support
The Home for Little Wanderers Boston In-home therapeutic services for low-income families
Trinity Boston Connects Boston [email protected] program
Ursuline Academy Dedham Health and Wellness Programming
Wounded Warrior Project Florida Donor directed funding
Xaverian Missionaries Holiston Fitness Room equipment

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