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January 18, 2021
 
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants $670K to Six Nonprofits
Tufts Health Plan Foundation

December 18, 2020 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation yesterday announced it granted $670,000 to six Massachusetts nonprofits that support policies and practices that support healthy aging and which combat systemic racism.

“We are seeing trends, notably food insecurity, and the need to ensure our long-term services and supports system advances healthy aging,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. “We’ve seen the consequences of generations of systemic racism; we hope these grants will create space to listen to and hear older people as they promote policy solutions that make sense for all of us.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Community Catalyst , Boston: Three-year grant for $210,000 to engage and train a diverse group of older people to inform policy ideas for reforming Massachusetts’ long-term supports and services system.
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston: One-year grant for $60,000 to continue work on SNAP policy change and consumer-friendly practices; work with the state on additional federal flexibilities.
  • SeniorCare, Inc., Gloucester: Six-month grant for $30,000 to support leadership for an integrated age- and dementia-friendly effort on Cape Ann.
  • The Trust for Public Land, Boston: Three-year grant for $130,000 to ensure the voices of diverse older people are included in the planning and design of a new park in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Boston.
  • Way Finders, Inc., Springfield: Three-year grant for $195,000 to support older adult community advocates working to advance age-friendly policies and initiatives in disinvested neighborhoods in Springfield.
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