January 24, 2019
 
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants $100K to 10 Nonprofits

November 19, 2018 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation last week announced it has granted nearly $100,000 to 10 nonprofits across Massachusetts, funding aimed at fostering new ideas and supporting cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old.

“We developed the Momentum Fund to help smaller communities and organizations that want to do this work,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “They are adopting more inclusive policies, building accessible parks and public spaces, and integrating age-friendly practices.”

“Many New England communities recognize older people as tremendous assets,” said Phillip González, the foundation's senior program officer. “This is an opportunity for us to learn from communities as they innovate and collaborate to address the needs of that community.”

The foundation convened review committees in each state to inform the grantmaking process. Review committee members have diverse backgrounds and experience, and will ensure that learning and insights are shared statewide.

The following received the grants:
  • Boston Neighborhood Network, Roxbury: $10,000 for Voices of Experience

  • Cambridge YWCA, Cambridge: $10,000 for Community Conversations Sister to Sister: Novel approach to community capacity building through diverse stakeholder partnerships

  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Boston: $10,000 for its Resident Services Program - Community Ambassadors Network

  • Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Framingham: $10,000 for JFS LGBT Health Care Access Project: Patient Navigators/Medical Escorts for Older LGBT People

  • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Cambridge: $10,000 for MAPS Community Advocacy Project for Older People

  • Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center, Springfield: $10,000 for Pioneer Valley Aging Communities Initiative

  • Quincy Asian Resources, Quincy: $10,000 for Community Field Trips for Healthy Older Immigrants

  • Revitalize Community Development Corporation, Springfield: $10,000 for Doorway to an Accessible, Safe & Healthy Home

  • Villages in the Berkshires, Lenox: $10,000 for Designing a Village Model for Berkshire County, Massachusetts

  • Watertown for All Ages, Watertown: $9,900 for Taking TRIPPS to Watertown: Using a New Online Tool to Create a Transportation Plan for Older People

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