Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards More Than $1.6 Million to 43 Nonprofit Organizations

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has announced more than $1.6 million in new funding to 43 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its first cycle of funding for 2014. The largest number of grants this cycle was awarded in the foundation’s Health & Wellness program area, primarily for initiatives that promote chronic disease self-management and prevention, exercise and nutrition and fall prevention. The foundation also awarded more than 25 percent of its grants in the area of Purposeful Engagement, which includes community involvement, volunteerism, intergenerational and caregiver support programs.