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

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: