Health Resources in Action

Health Resources in Action

95 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116

Mitzi Fennel
Chief Operating Officer

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1957
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1957
Number of sponsored projects: 13

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
15-21% of expenses for models A & B; negotiated fee for model C grantmaking.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: community health & medical philanthropy
  • Minimum budget: $10,000

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Health/nutrition
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Office space
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a national, Boston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy and research, by working at the forefront of public and community health and medical research philanthropy. The organization consults and partners with healthcare professionals, delivery organizations, foundations, government agencies and community organizations to build, plan and implement broad-reaching support, services and policy approaches that enhance community health and health equity. HRiA‘s broad spectrum of services includes consulting, technical assistance, grantmaking, research and evaluation, and training and capacity-building.