Momentum Fund

Updated for 2021

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect communities. We have heard from organizations and coalitions across the region about investments of time and resources to address ongoing challenges in the recovery as well as opportunities to create a new future that supports healthy aging.

In response, the Foundation, through the Momentum Fund, will provide general operating support to organizations working with diverse older people in communities disproportionately impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Grants will support nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Process

There is no application.

Instead of formal proposals, the Foundation team will gather input from community members and participants in age-friendly backbone collaboratives that connect to dozens of nonprofits in each state (Age Friendly Rhode Island, Connecticut Age Well Collaborative, Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative, and New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging). If your organization works with older people and is not familiar with these collaborations, we encourage you to visit their websites and get involved.

Timeline

July – Mid-October

  • Foundation team connects with community members proactively to learn of work underway in each state

Early November

  • Notifications go out to organizations getting funded

By End of Year

  • Payments made

January 1, 2022

  • Grant period begins and runs until December 31, 2022

Grant Details

  • Grant Size: up to $10,000
  • Grant Duration: 12 months
  • Effective Date: January 1, 2022 (payment to be made before end of 2021)
  • Conclusion Date: December 31, 2022

Eligibility

Eligible organizations must have current 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent.

We do not fund:

  • Capital projects or campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising events
  • Individuals, including candidates for public office
  • Lobbying
  • Municipalities or government agencies (unless partnering with an eligible organization)
  • Organizations that advocate, support or practice discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other characteristic protected by law
  • Private foundations
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Research for specific diseases or conditions
  • Underwriting of medical expenses

FAQs

Who is eligible to receive funding?

  • 501(c)(3) organizations, or those with a fiscal agent.
  • We cannot directly fund municipalities or government agencies (unless partnering with an eligible organization).
  • We do not fund individuals.

Can an organization hold more than one grant/sponsorship from Tufts Health Plan Foundation?

  • An organization can hold both a grant and a sponsorship with the Foundation.