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November 16, 2018
New investments build on age-friendly momentum in local communities; nearly $270,000 awarded to support innovation

Twenty-seven local organizations each will receive a grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation's new Momentum Fund. The fund was established to foster new ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old.

"We developed the Momentum Fund to help smaller communities and organizations that want to do this work," said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. "They are adopting more inclusive policies, building accessible parks and public spaces, and integrating age-friendly practices."

The Momentum Fund is supporting 10 projects in Massachusetts, 10 in Rhode Island and 7 in New Hampshire. Each is community-led, addresses healthy aging and includes older people in the planning and implementation process.

Systems and Best Practices and Collaboration and Community Engagement letters of intent due January 23  

The Foundation is accepting letters of intent (LOIs)  for Systems and Best Practices and Collaboration and Community Engagement grants to community organizations as we invest in age-friendly initiatives. The deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. ET.  
 
If invited to submit a proposal, full applications should be submitted b y Friday , March 29, 2019. Grants for this cycle will run from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.    

Talk to us before applying for a grant

To answer your questions about how we fund, we're hosting a webinar on the Foundation's grant application process and the impact we want to make with our investments.

During this session, we will talk about our over-arching strategy with specific information on our Systems and Best Practices and Collaboration and Community Engagement  focus areas.
 
Date:  Thursday, December 6, 2018    
Time:  2 - 3 p.m. 
Location:  Webinar

Register to attend the webinar.
   
If you have questions you would like us to address, please share them on your registration form.  
 
NOTE: We will host a Policy and Advocacy information session in June.  
Ambassador sought for new effort to reach communities of color with information about dementia
   
According to the Alzheimer's Association, African Americans are twice as likely and Latinos one and a half times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as white Americans. The Dementia Friendly Massachusetts initiative is looking for someone to help share information about dementia and the services available to those living with dementia with communities of color.

A limited stipend will be provided as part of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant to the Massachusetts Councils on Aging.

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