April 15, 2021
2020 Corporate Citizenship Report highlights flexibility and responsiveness in a year of unprecedented challenges
Tufts Health Plan’s 2020 Corporate Citizenship Report: Communities Lead illustrates the organization’s commitment to listening and learning from community to get to shared solutions that address community needs. The report also demonstrates flexibility during the coronavirus pandemic, how the company acted urgently and remained relevant while working to advance racial justice and adress systemic racism.

“In a year marked by a global pandemic and racial violence, our colleagues recommitted to inclusive business practices, pivoted to adapt products and services, and advocated for greater civic engagement and accountability,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, who is president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and leads Corporate Citizenship for the new organization formed by the combination of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan. "The stories shared in this report show our values in action; they illustrate the power of aligning resources to address pressing issues in the communities we serve."
Interested in applying for a Foundation grant?

Tufts Health Plan Foundation is accepting letters of intent for the Policy & Advocacy grant focus area. Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy, age-friendly communities. The deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Visit our website to learn more about our focus areas and how to apply.

Those interested in submitting a letter of intent are invited to attend our webinar information session on June 8. The webinar will include an opportunity for Q&A with our team.

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ET

If you have questions, please include them on the registration form.
New funding available for Massachusetts organizations serving communities of color in 20 cities and towns

The MA COVID-19 Community Grants Program recently issued two requests for proposals.


Eligible organizations
  • Massachusetts community-based and faith-based organizations serving Asian, Black, Latinx, and other people of color in cities and towns hardest hit by COVID-19.


Eligible organizations
  • Massachusetts community-based Tribal and Indigenous Peoples serving organizations supporting Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, Pacific Islanders and Indigenous communities which are communities disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

Eligible activities
  • Provide education to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including developing culturally-relevant messages and materials about vaccines, physical distancing, mask wearing, testing, and other harm-reduction behaviors and activities.
  • Engage members of their communities in conversations and education about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy, and address questions, concerns and barriers to accessing vaccines.  

Learn more about this grant program administered by Health Resources in Action, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Funding available for community-based organizations working to increase vaccination coverage in diverse populations

The CDC Foundation will fund up to 100 community-based organizations to support effective interventions to increase influenza and COVID-19 vaccine confidence and coverage among adults in racial and/or ethnic populations experiencing disparities in the United States.

Deadline: Monday, April 26, 2021
Contact: Nikka Sorrells at RFPQuestions@cdcfoundation.org
Webinar: Rides that save lives

As the country continues to respond to COVID-19, community organizations are rallying to ensure older adults have access to the vaccine. Transportation is an integral part of the solution, particularly in rural communities.

This webinar will feature nimble, creative approaches to provide rural older adults with access to the vaccine, including Rides that Save Lives, a new community toolkit from Age Friendly Arizona.
 
Speakers:
  • Amy St. Peter, Deputy Executive Director, Maricopa Association of Governments
  • Earl Millett, Program Officer, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Suzanne Pfister, President and CEO, Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • Kent Ellsworth, Executive Director, Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition
The webinar is presented by Grantmakers In Aging, Generations United and sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation. 

Date:  Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.ET
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