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Learn how the Foundation is supporting community organizations affected by coronavirus. Find links to CDC, state and other resources.

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Annual Report 2019

The report highlights the work of nine grantees in four states. Older people are front and center in these stories The stories show the power of community engagement and the strength of inclusion.

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Healthy Aging Data Reports

Learn about healthy aging in your Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island community.

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Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Become a member to connect with other aging professionals, share resources, find programs, and more.

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Building Economic Security

The Massachusetts Senior Action Council celebrated a signature legislative victory: Governor Baker’s 2020 budget eases health care costs for 40,000 older people with low incomes.

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What's New?

21 Organizations to Receive First $500,000 of $1 Million Committed by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Food access most pressing need in face of coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Tufts Health Plan Foundation has identified the first 21 organizations to receive support from the $1 million it has committed to community efforts on behalf of older people affected by coronavirus in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

“This first wave of funding addresses one of the most pressing concerns facing older people—food insecurity,” said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO. “These organizations are working on the front lines to meet critical needs and are well-positioned to respond to emerging priorities. Our communities depend on them, now more than ever.”

The organizations include area agencies on aging that provide meals and other support services to older people, food banks, and community organizations that are serving as hubs for collaborative regional responses.

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Commits $1 Million to Address COVID-19
Allows grantees flexibility to help those affected by coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Our communities are facing challenges due to COVID-19. This pandemic disproportionately affects older people and those with underlying health conditions. Tufts Health Plan Foundation is committed to making resources available for support and services for the most vulnerable.

During this unprecedented time, we are:

  • Making existing grant awards flexible. Grantees can use current grant funds to address emerging work on COVID-19.
  • Suspending reporting deadlines. Grantees’ work in community is the priority at this time. We will revisit reporting requirements once the current crisis subsides.

We also are making more funding available to address immediate and emerging needs:

  • An additional $1 million above our annual grantmaking for efforts supporting older people affected by coronavirus.
  • Tufts Health Plan employees who make donations to nonprofit organizations responding to COVID-19 are eligible for a two-for-one match, effectively tripling their donations.

The Foundation is working with leaders from community, government and other key stakeholders across the region to identify the greatest needs for the new $1 million in funding. Details on how to access funding are being finalized. We will communicate those as soon as they are available.

It’s our responsibility to listen to community, be nimble, relevant and responsive. By increasing the resources available for community-led efforts, we hope to improve response and recovery capacity.

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Links to COVID-19 updates from the CDC and state agencies--plus resources for nonprofits

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million to Nine Community Organizations
Investments advance healthy aging policies and practices

December 17, 2019

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced nine new community investments totaling $972,000 and demonstrating the Foundation’s commitment to policies and practices that support healthy aging. These investments are in addition to $3.9 million in grants announced earlier this year.

“The Foundation is proud to support community efforts to be vibrant, healthy and equitable,” said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO and a member of the Foundation’s board of directors. “Advocating for public policy change is essential to achieving social change at scale.”

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Mini-Grants Build on Local Momentum: Nearly $400,000 Will Support Community-Led Healthy Aging Work

November 22, 2019

Forty community-based organizations each will receive a Momentum Fund mini-grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Now in its second year, the fund was established to foster promising ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old. This is the first year Connecticut nonprofits will receive Momentum Fund mini-grants.

“These mini-grants make it possible for organizations to build on community insights,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “We know the best ideas come from cities and towns as they reimagine aging.”

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