We honor community voices, listening to and learning from our partners and following their lead.
We bring a listening mindset to our community involvement, following the lead of local and nonprofit leaders so we can make the most meaningful impact.
Supporting the priorities of communities of color
In 2020, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation committed $1 million to advance racial justice in our communities. The investment is divided among three affinity funds at the Boston Foundation: The New Commonwealth Fund, The Latino Legacy Fund and the Asian Community Fund. The funding, allocated by leaders of color to communities of color, will focus on disparities that are the result of systemic racism and address health care disparities.
Providing urgent assistance to communities during the pandemic
Tufts Health Plan Foundation gave $1.9 million to support more than 100 non-profit organizations responding to urgent needs in communities, especially those disproportionately affected by COVID-19. These organizations are addressing food access, housing assistance and other fundamental supports to help people stay safe and healthy.
Service and giving in communities across the region
More than 1,000 Tufts Health Plan employees participate in our annual Volunteer Day, giving their time and talents to help nonprofits in the communities we serve. Activities range from preparing meals for people with chronic illnesses and sorting donated food to setting up sites for summer camps serving families with low incomes to assembling books for people who are blind or visually impaired. The common theme: giving back to our communities.
Tufts Health Plan employees also gave generously to support nonprofits in our communities, including those affected by COVID-19 and organizations working for racial justice. More than $1.5 million was distributed to nonprofits through our Match Program in 2020.