Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards More Than $1.6 Million to 43 Nonprofit Organizations
Grants Support Healthy Aging Programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
WATERTOWN, MA – July 23, 2014 – The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today more than $1.6 million in new funding to 43 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its first cycle of funding for 2014.
The largest number of grants this cycle was in the foundation’s Health & Wellness program area, primarily for initiatives that promote chronic disease self-management and prevention, exercise and nutrition, and fall prevention. The foundation also awarded more than 25 percent of its grants in the area of Purposeful Engagement, which includes community involvement, volunteerism and intergenerational programs as well as caregiver support programs.
“We’re proud of our partnerships in community and recognize that we don’t do this work alone,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, executive director of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “These grantees rose to the top of a competitive process and we applaud them for the great work they do to support healthy living as people age.”
A summary of the foundation’s Cycle 1, 2014 grant recipients is included below.
Cycle 1, 2014 Grant Awardees: Massachusetts
- All Out Adventures, Outdoor Recreation for Seniors
- Boston Community Access & Programming Foundation (Boston Neighborhood Network Television), Intro to Media for Older Adults
- The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Nuestra Generación/Our Generation
- Cambridge Community Foundation, Matching Grant Program: Healthy Aging R.O.C.S.
- Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, Expanding the Toolbox: A New Set of Evidence Based Programs for Massachusetts Seniors
- Community Servings, Medically Tailored Nutrition Program for Older Adults Affected by Critical and Chronic Illnesses
- Elder Services of Berkshire County, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living
- Executive Service Corps, Encore Boston: A Collective Initiative that Leverages Encore Talent to Boost Social Impact
- Fenway Community Health Center (The LGBT Aging Project), Healthy Aging in the LGBT Community
- The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Brown Bag: Food for Elders with Nutrition Education Services
- Golden Tones, Golden Tones Chorus Musical Outreach Program
- Health Resources In Action (HRIA), Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Grant Initiative and Massachusetts Convergence Partnership
- HopeHealth, CARES (Compassionate Alzheimer's Respite, Education & Support), A Project Of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer's Services
- Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Generations Together
- John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Docent Program
- Jumpstart, Jumpstart's Community Corps
- Kit Clark Senior Services, Fit-4-Life
- MAB Community Services, Visually Impaired Elders Program Empowerment Initiatives
- Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
- The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry, Connecting Seniors to Good Food for Good Health, Independence and Wellness
- Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, ABLE AgeWorks
- Partners for a Healthier Community, Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition: Reducing Environmental Triggers in the Home for Older Adults with Asthma
- Project R.I.G.H.T., The Senior Empowerment Initiative
- Samaritans, Wellness Approach to Senior Suicide Prevention
- Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, Let's Stop Falling
- Springwell, Healthy Living Initiative Transition to Sustainability
- United Way of Tri-County, TeleCheck
- VNA Care Network, Fewer Falls, Safer Seniors
- Water Way Arts for Health and Energy, Tai Chi for Healthy Aging
- Watertown Community Foundation (WCF), WCF Tufts Health Plan Foundation Fund for a "Healthy Watertown"
- Whittier Street Health Center, Geriatric Chronic Disease Case Management Program
Cycle 1, 2014 Grant Awardees: Rhode Island
Cycle 1, 2014 Grant Awardees: National
In this cycle, several Massachusetts nonprofit organizations also received the second year of multi-year grants. These include: