21 Organizations to Receive First $500K of $1M Committed by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Food access most pressing need in face of coronavirus

March 26, 2020  

Tufts Health Plan Foundation has identified the first 21 organizations to receive support from the $1 million it has committed to community efforts on behalf of older people affected by the coronavirus in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

“This first wave of funding addresses one of the most pressing concerns facing older people—food insecurity,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “These organizations are working on the front lines to meet critical needs and are well-positioned to respond to emerging priorities. Our communities depend on them, now more than ever.”

The organizations include area agencies on aging that provide meals and other support services to older people, food banks, and community organizations that are serving as hubs for collaborative regional responses. They include:

“Communities and leaders are uniting to face this challenge,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “We are reminded just how connected we all are—and how important it is to take care of every generation.”

Beyond the additional funding for community organizations, employee donations to nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19 will be matched two-for-one by Tufts Health Plan Foundation.