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New grants top $1.1 million

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced new community investments of more than $1.1 million. The eight new grants reflect a commitment to advancing inclusive policies that create thriving and vital communities that work for people of all ages. For 2017, Foundation community investments top $3.15 million, including 30 new grants and ongoing support for 15 multi-year initiatives.
"Communities have greater interest in age-friendly initiatives. There's a growing understanding of the critical role older people play. They are an asset to community, and their voices and insights are invaluable to the public discourse on what communities need," said Nora Moreno Cargie, vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan and president of its Foundation.
The Foundation's new grants support initiatives to engage and train more advocates to participate in policy discussions; extend dementia-friendly programs to new communities; and address gaps limiting access to services and healthy, nutritious food. All are aligned with the Foundation's focus on support for communities that work for everyone.

Foundation to welcome two new board members in 2018

Two new community leaders will join the Foundation's board of directors next year. Yvonne Goldsberry, Ph.D., is the president of Endowment for Health in New Hampshire and a longtime public health advocate. Sarah Snyder, M.D., is a surgeon and oncologist at Mt. Auburn Hospital.
Foundation recognized with national diversity award for efforts in community

At the Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) national conference in Boston, Tufts Health Plan Foundation received the GIA Diversity Award. The award recognizes organizations that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging.
Foundation Board Member Jackie Jenkins-Scott accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation and its grantees, noting, "A key tenant of our work is honoring the community and meeting them where they are. This includes listening, following and doing what is needed to ensure their success."
Tufts Health Plan is #1 Walk to End Alzheimer's team in Massachusetts/New Hampshire

For the third straight year, Tufts Health Plan was the top Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising team in Massachusetts/New Hampshire. Team members raised more than $100,000, which was matched by the Foundation for a total donation of more than $200,000 to the Alzheimer's Association. More than 320 employees, friends and family participated in 7 events in 3 states. Funds raised advance research, programs and services for people living with Alzheimer's.
Annual report features community voices
Listening is critical in our role as community partner and investor. This year we took a new approach to our annual report. Listen to find out how we are Making Our Communities Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old.The audio annual report highlights collaborations and initiatives supported by the Foundation to advance the age-friendly movement across the region. 
Learn more about our community investments

Our community investments are advancing age-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. To learn more about some of the organizations with whom we work, visit our website newsroom.

You'll find links to articles featuring Foundation grantees and programs as well as articles about Tufts Health Plan's Corporate Citizenship work.
Submit ideas for Systems and Best Practices by January 22

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards grants twice a year.

Interested organizations should submit a letter of intent through the online system accessible via

Letters of intent for the Systems and Best Practices grant cycle are due on January 22, 2018. 

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