October 22, 2019
 
Mass. Nonprofits Get $310K to Bolster Health, Entrepreneurship

October 6, 2019 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation recently announced it donated $25,000 to each of 10 Massachusetts nonprofits to promote healthy communities, while BayCoast Bank awarded a $60,000 grant to a South Coast nonprofit that works to support entrepreneurship.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Gives $250K to Mass. Nonprofits

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation, based in Watertown, recently announced it donated $25,000 to each of 10 Massachusetts nonprofits that focus their work on addressing issues that adversely affect health and reduce health disparities.

“We recognize that nonprofit organizations are on the frontlines of service and play a crucial role in building stronger and healthier communities for all of us,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “These angel grants are a way of saying 'thank you’ to those organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that influence the health of our diverse communities and helping them to keep up the great work they do.”

The organizations receiving grants work on a variety of issues including housing and homelessness, assistance to vulnerable children and families, and ensuring a complete count in the upcoming U.S. Census.

Receiving the grants were the following: “We know that health happens where we live, work, and play,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. “Our motivation is to boost organizations addressing issues that adversely affect health and reduce health disparities.”

The grants, made in connection with the organization's 40th anniversary, were part of a subset of grants totaling $1 million that the foundation awarded to nonprofits in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

EforAll SouthCoast Gets $60K Challenge Grant

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a nonprofit based in Lowell which supports entrepreneurship through mentorship and other activities, recently was awarded a $60,000 challenge grant from BayCoast Bank to support expanded programming in Fall River and New Bedford

According to Cape & Plymouth Business, after the initial grant of $20,000, the following years’ payments will be used to double the impact of other donations received by the organization.

EforAll, located in nine Massachusetts communities, aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities.

EforAll was founded in 2010 as the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, and now offers programs on Cape Cod as well as Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lynn, New Bedford, and Pittsfield.

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