July 21, 2017
 
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants $1.7M to 21 Nonprofits

June 29, 2015 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced that it has awarded $1,767,000 in grants to 21 Massachusetts nonprofits, from the Berkshires to Martha’s Vineyard, in connection with new guidelines that awards fewer but larger grants, often over several years, to organizations that are collaborating with others.

“Our goal is to partner strategically, in support of promising community collaborations, honoring thought leaders and work we trust will lead to greater impact,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is also continuing its support of capacity building and expanding its reach across most of Massachusetts.

“We want our investments to go beyond the dollars we are granting and include support from other sources so that these initiatives live long after our initial investment,” explained Moreno Cargie. “We don’t and shouldn’t do this work alone.”

Receiving the grants were the following organizations:
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, Watertown: Greater Boston Outreach and Engagement; $200,000 over two years

  • Berkshires Tomorrow, Pittsfield: Berkshire County Age-Friendly Vision 2020; $179,000 over two years

  • Cambridge Community Foundation, Cambridge: Bob Hurlbut Legacy Fund; $25,000

  • Coastline Elderly Services, New Bedford: Nutrition: The Key to Healthy Aging; $225,000 over three years

  • The Conversation Project, Cambridge: The Conversation Project (TCP) and Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO): A Partnership Campaign; $70,000

  • Friends of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Brighton: Research on Health Care in Affordable Housing; $23,900

  • Friends of the Yarmouth Council on Aging, West Yarmouth: Yarmouth Age-Friendly Community; $44,000

  • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, Boston: Care Coordination for Asian Elders; $36,503

  • Greater Springfield Senior Services, Springfield: Get Well/Stay Well; $67,975

  • Health Care for All, Boston: Reaching MassHealth Members through Ethnic and Local Media; $25,000

  • Hebrew SeniorLife, Roslindale: Building Organizational Capacity for a Culturally Competent Future in Aging Services; $25,000

  • Hilltown Community Development Corporation, Chesterfield: Hilltown Community Transportation; $25,000

  • Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Framingham: Ready for Success: A Mid-Late Career Re-entry Program. $100,000 over two years

  • Jobs for the Future, Boston: Federal Funding Initiative; $25,000

  • The Latino Health Insurance Program, Framingham: "Mi vida, Mi salud": Supporting Latino families with diabetes. $120,000 over two years

  • Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative, West Tisbury: Aging Friendly Island Planning & Implementation. $133,438 over two years

  • President and Fellows of Harvard College (The Family Van) , Boston: Expanding the Family Van’s Model of Care to Underserved Communities; $51,400

  • Springfield Partners for Community Action, Springfield: Go Fresh: Improving Food Systems to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Older Adults. $96,670 over two years

  • University of Massachusetts Foundation, Boston: Massachusetts Older Driver Safety Summit: Planning a Safe and Mobile Future for Massachusetts; $10,000

  • University of Massachusetts Foundation, Boston: Age-Friendly Boston Initiative: Phase I; $160,000 over two years

  • Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury: Diabetic Healthy Heart; $47,000

  • YWCA of Greater Lawrence, Lawrence: Lawrence Latino Chronic Disease Self-Management Initiative. $145,000 over three years
Tufts Health Plan launched the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in 2008 with the mission to improve the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

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