The Tufts Health Plan Foundation in Watertown, Massachusetts, has announced grants totaling more than $1.6 million to forty-three organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The largest number of grants in this funding cycle was awarded through the foundation’s Health & Wellness program area in support of healthy aging. Roughly a quarter of those grants were in the area of Purposeful Engagement, which includes community involvement, volunteerism, intergenerational initiatives, and caregiver support programs.
Massachusetts recipients include the Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, the Cambridge Community Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Grantees in Rhode Island include the Rhode Island Free Clinic, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC).
“We’re proud of our partnerships in community and recognize that we don’t do this work alone,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, executive director of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “These grantees rose to the top of a competitive process, and we applaud them for the great work they do to support healthy living as people age.”