Mass. Nonprofits Get $877K for Healthy Living, Disaster Relief
December 22, 2017 Five eastern Massachusetts nonprofits received $612,000 to advance policies and services that create healthy communities, while 13 nonprofits across the state received $265,000 to provide frontline support for families and individuals displaced from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts following Hurricane Maria.
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Gives $612K to Five Mass. NonprofitsThe Tufts Health Plan Foundation this week announced it has awarded $612,308 to five eastern Massachusetts nonprofits in connection with its funding initiative to support inclusive policies that create thriving and vital communities that work for people of all ages.
The grants support initiatives to engage and train more advocates to participate in policy discussions; extend dementia-friendly programs to new communities; and address gaps limiting access to services and healthy, nutritious food.
"Communities have greater interest in age-friendly initiatives. There's a growing understanding of the critical role older people play. They are an asset to community, and their voices and insights are invaluable to the public discourse on what communities need," said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the foundation.
Receiving the grants were the following:
Thirteen Mass. Nonprofits Get $265K to Aid Displaced Puerto RicansMassachusetts United for Puerto Rico/Massachusetts Unido por Puerto Rico earlier this week announced it has granted $265,000 to 13 Massachusetts nonprofits that are providing frontline support for families and individuals displaced from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts.
The fund, a partnership between the Boston Foundation and the Latino Legacy Fund, supports disaster relief, sustainable rebuilding, and capacity building for Massachusetts non-governmental organizations to respond to what was expected to be a substantial migration of Puerto Ricans to Boston and throughout Massachusetts following Hurricane Maria.
Receiving the funds were: