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Grantmaking

The total investment for ISHI is $2,950,000.


Flex Fund

Supports swift access to resources for individuals and families to maintain or attain stable housing

Total Grant Funds: $1,533,400 over three years
Year 1: Up to $166,200 was awarded to three community-based organizations: Casa Myrna Vasquez, City Life/Vida Urbana, and HomeStart
Funded by: Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Upstream Fund

Supports policy and systems change efforts around stable housing

Total Grant Funds: $927,800
Year 1:
TBD
Funded by: Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Resident-Led Fund

Supports a democratized process addressing root causes of housing instability

Total Investment: $100,000
Year 1: $100,000 to Center for Economic Democracy, Boston Ujima Project, and Right to the City to plan and implement a democratized process that will seek additional grant funding
Funded by: Boston Medical Center

 

 

ISHI is funded by Boston Medical Center (BMC), Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) as part of MA Department of Public Health Determination of Need (DoN) Community Health Initiatives.

To learn more about each hospital’s DoN, please click the links below: