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March 2, 2021
 
Harvard Pilgrim-Tufts Health Grant $350K to 13 Nonprofits

February 4, 2021 — The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced they jointly granted $350,000 to 13 Massachusetts nonprofits to expand vaccine education, awareness, and outreach in communities of color.

“We are at an inflection point in the pandemic,” said Thomas Croswell, chief executive officer of the combined organization of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, and a member of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board. “As vaccine production and distribution are ramping up, important education efforts are taking place to address community concerns and we need to support them.”

Last month, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan announced their combined organization. Grant recommendations were informed by community organizations, public health leaders and other key stakeholders engaged in the vaccine rollout in Massachusetts.

“With the pandemic continuing to have a devastating impact on Black and Brown communities, this funding will give a boost to organizations across the region working tirelessly to support the needs of their community members and create awareness around the importance of the vaccine, ” said Michael Carson, president of the combined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, and chairman of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation board.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • African Community Education Program, Worcester: $20,000
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Lowell: $25,000
  • Greater Boston Latino Network, Boston: $25,000
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Lawrence: $25,000
  • La Colaborativa, Chelsea: $25,000
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Boston: $45,000
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Boston: $50,000
  • New North Citizens Council, Springfield: $20,000
  • One Holyoke Community Development Corporation, Holyoke: $20,000
  • Pinnacle Partnerships, Brockton: $20,000
  • Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Springfield: $30,000
  • Resilient Sisterhood Project, Boston: $20,000
  • Worcester Interfaith, Worcester: $25,000
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