Foundation commits $1 million to address COVID-19; allows current grantees flexibility to help those affected by coronavirus
Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is making an additional $1 million available to efforts driven by community and to nonprofit organizations supporting older people affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Tufts Health Plan Foundation will continue to support healthy aging by funding organizations assisting with access to food, at-home support, housing, transportation, medical supplies and other services, especially for older people and those most vulnerable. Those with underlying health conditions and people over 60 have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It is especially important to ensure resources are available to provide these supports and services.
"We are grateful to the local, state and federal public health agencies, first responders, and the many community organizations who are stepping up to respond to this challenge," said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO. "We hope this funding will provide local organizations flexibility in their operations to respond to pressing and emerging needs in the communities they support."