New Chief Dev. Officer; Nonprofits Sought for Health-Related Grants

June 10, 2019 — YMCA of Greater Boston names chief development officer... Health Foundation of Central Mass. invites nonprofits to seek grant funding.

YMCA of Greater Boston Names Chief Development Officer

The YMCA of Greater Boston, based in Boston, recently announced the appointment of Todd Tuney as chief development officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Todd to the YMCA of Greater Boston development team, and we are certain he’ll support and advance our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” says James Morton, YMCA president and CEO. “Todd’s experience in strategic planning, fundraising, corporate relations and community engagement will help to sustain and expand our programs and services in support of those we serve in greater Boston.”

Tuney most recently served as chief development and external relations officer for the YMCA of Central of Ohio, where he expanded the Y’s services from 15 to 20 centers, with a goal of doubling the nonprofit’s impact. He oversaw the Y’s strategic vision as it pertained to its philanthropic and volunteer engagement efforts. Additionally, Tuney is credited with increasing the nonprofit’s annual fundraising by 300 percent, securing funding for new programming in two underserved neighborhoods, driving corporate relations and revenue, and securing a new AmeriCorps volunteer partnership.

Earlier, he served as the chief communications and external affairs officer for Columbus Public Schools and, before that was vice president of City Year, Inc. and executive director of City Year Columbus.

Tuney holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in philosophy from Pomona College.

Health Foundation of Central Mass. Invites Nonprofits to Seek Grant Funding

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, based in Worcester, announced it is seeking letters of intent (LOIs) for its Healthcare and Health Promotion Synergy Initiative that will award funding will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in Worcester County and surrounding towns for collaborative projects designed to redress disparities in access to care and promote healthier lifestyles.

Historically, projects begin with funding for a planning grant, followed by a pilot grant, and then one to three years of implementation grants, during which time the emphasis shifts to advocacy and the sustainability of the project. Grants typically total nearly $2 million over a five-year period. Successful grantees must apply for continued funding each year.

Grantees may identify targeted populations geographically (e.g., neighborhoods or communities), demographically (e.g., birth to age 3, frail elderly, Latinos) and/or categorically (e.g., incidence of cardiovascular disease, homelessness, caregivers).

Deadline to submit LOIs: Oct. 28. Details.