Community Grants

Next deadline is in fall 2018.

istock_64687717_mediumReliant Foundation awards community grants for charitable projects, programs and initiatives that improve the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the Central and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts. Our average grant size is $5,000. Programs that focus on substance use (primarily the opioid epidemic), children’s mental health, or battling childhood obesity will be given top priority. Non-profit collaborations and programs aligned with the Worcester CHIP and MetroWest CHIP are welcome to apply.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organizations based in Reliant Medical Group’s primary service area may apply (see map below). Organizations without tax-exempt status may apply through an established non-profit, tax-exempt organization that agrees to provide fiscal oversight. No grants will be made directly to individuals, public or for-profit businesses.

Capital campaign requests, event sponsorships*, field trips, pageants, sports teams and requests that support a single individual are not accepted. We do not typically fund salaries or licensing fees. We do not fund public schools or parent-teacher organizations.

* If you are seeking an event sponsorship, you must apply to Reliant Medical Group (not Reliant Medical Group Foundation).Visit Reliant’s web site for specific charitable guidelines and sponsorship criteria.

What Should be Included in a Grant Proposal to Reliant Foundation?

To be considered for a community grant, follow the specific instructions included in our guidelines. Applications that do not conform to the guidelines listed above are not likely to be considered.

When are Proposal Deadlines? How Quickly are Proposals Reviewed?

We accept grant proposals each fall. The next deadline is fall 2018. All proposals must be received by Reliant Foundation by the deadline for consideration by our grants committee.

Proposals that conform to all guidelines are typically considered within six (6) weeks after deadline dates. Consider mailing your proposal in early so we have ample time to review!


Call us at (508) 368-5498 or send us an email at

Mail or deliver proposals to:

Kelsa Zereski
Reliant Medical Group Foundation
100 Front St., 6th floor
Worcester, MA 01608

Please view the following map of Worcester County displaying our core service area. Our sites are located in the towns shaded in blue.