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Grants to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and
Connecticut Nonprofits for Programs that Benefit Seniors

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation

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Deadline Date:

04/02/21 4:00 PM ET


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Grants to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut nonprofit organizations for programs that address the needs of the aging population. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to expand, scale, or replicate “best in class” collaborations or ideas addressing the needs of older people in the community. Community input should be prioritized.

Through this grant program, the Foundation seeks to:

  • Improve systems that address community-identified needs and priorities
  • Expand/scale best practices and models that lead to sustainability
  • Increase community capacity to assess, develop and implement priorities of older adults
  • Increase efforts addressing disparities, equity, inclusion in communities of color, specifically older people or those living with disabilities

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177716

Term of Contract:

- Grant Period: July 1 - June 30
- Multi-year proposals will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds projects serving communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

The Foundation does not fund:
- Candidates for public office
- Capital projects and/or equipment
- Development activities, such as fundraising events, capital campaigns, or annual fund drives
- Endowments
- General operating expenses
- Government agencies (unless within a collaboration led by a community-based organization)
- Individuals (including scholarships, internships, and/or fellowships)
- Lobbying
- Organizations that advocate, support or practice discrimination based on race, religion, age, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other characteristic protected by law
- Private foundations
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Research for specific disease states
- Underwriting of medical expenses

Pre-proposal Conference:

An information session webinar will be held on November 17, 2020.

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A recording will be available within a week of the live session.

Pre-Application Information:

Systems and Best Practices Deadlines:
- Letters of Intent Due: Friday, January 22, 2021
- Notification of Invitation: Friday, February 26, 2021
- Full Proposals Due: Friday, April 2, 2021
- Notification of Award: Friday, June 25 2021
- Grant Period: July 1 - June 30

Applications are due by 4 p.m. ET on dates specified.

Organizations may submit multiple letters of inquiry (LOI), but only one grant will be considered per year.

How to Apply:



About the Foundation:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and submit a letter of intent:

Kimberly Blakemore, Program Officer

Tufts Health Plan Foundation
705 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472-1508
Phone: 617-972-9400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   Rhode Island

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