40 for 40: Tufts Health Plan Foundation Contributes $1 Million to Over 40 New England Non-Profits to Mark Tufts Health Plan’s 40th Anniversary

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is donating an additional $1 million to area non-profits focused on health equity and the social determinants of health.

September 27, 2019  

Watertown, Mass., September 24, 2019​ – – Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is donating an additional $1 million to area non-profits focused on health equity and the social determinants of health. The 40 grants will be distributed to organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in honor of Tufts Health Plan’s 40th anniversary and its longstanding tradition of giving back to the community. This $1 million is above the Foundation’s annual grantmaking levels.

“We recognize that non-profit organizations are on the frontlines of service and play a crucial role in building stronger and healthier communities for all of us,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “These angel grants are a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that influence the health of our diverse communities and helping them to keep up the great work they do.”   

The $25,000 grants—10 in each of the states where Tufts Health Plan serves members—support a range of nonprofit organizations doing exemplary work to promote community health and wellness. The organizations receiving grants work on a variety of issues including housing and homelessness, assistance to vulnerable children and families, and ensuring a complete count in the upcoming U.S. Census. (Census data are used to determine the distribution of federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities.)

“We know that health happens where we live, work and play,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “Our motivation is to boost organizations addressing issues that adversely affect health and reduce health disparities.”

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has given more than $35 million to community organizations since 2008 and will give nearly $5 million in community grants this year.

The anniversary grants were awarded to:

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut Connecticut
CATCH Neighborhood Housing New Hampshire
Center for Latino Progress Connecticut
Center for Medicare Advocacy Connecticut
Children’s Friend Rhode Island
Clinica Esperanza Rhode Island
Connecticut Community Care Connecticut
Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Connecticut
Connecticut Food Bank Connecticut
Connecting for Children and Families (Woonsocket) Rhode Island
Crossroads Rhode Island
End Hunger Connecticut Connecticut
Enlace de Familias/Holyoke Family Network Massachusetts
Families in Transition - New Horizons New Hampshire
Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn Massachusetts
Friendly House Massachusetts
Friends Way Rhode Island
Granite State Organizing Project New Hampshire
Health Equity Solutions Connecticut
Health Imperatives Massachusetts
Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut Connecticut
Latino Health Insurance Project Massachusetts
Marguerite's Place New Hampshire
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition Massachusetts
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Massachusetts
New Futures New Hampshire
New Hampshire Food Bank New Hampshire
North Central Area Agency on Aging Connecticut
North Country Health Consortium New Hampshire
Operation A.B.L.E. Massachusetts
Rhode Island Community Food Bank Rhode Island
Rhode Island for Community and Justice Rhode Island
Rhode Island Free Clinic Rhode Island
Rhode Island Kids Count Rhode Island
Seacoast Family Promise New Hampshire
Senior Resources Agency on Aging  Connecticut
Sojourner House Rhode Island
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living Connecticut
Square One Massachusetts
St. Francis House Massachusetts
TLC Family Resource Center New Hampshire
Welcoming New Hampshire New Hampshire
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Connecticut


About Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Established in 2008, Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve. The Foundation has given more than $35 million to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island nonprofits that promote healthy living with an emphasis on older people. The Foundation began funding in New Hampshire in 2016 and in Connecticut in 2019. Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds programs that move communities toward implementing age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on older people, and include them in community solutions. Visit www.tufts health plan foundation.org  for grant program information and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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