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Grants to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New
Hampshire Nonprofits for Programs to Benefit Older Individuals

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Funding Source:

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation

LOI Date:

07/23/21

Deadline Date:

10/01/21 4:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire nonprofit organizations for programs to benefit older individuals. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for activities that will encourage systemic change and policies leading to age-friendly communities.

Advocacy includes purposeful and intentional activities to educate and inform decision-makers as well as activities that involve older people as essential stakeholders in policy and systems change. Organizing efforts should recognize older people as important assets to community and ensure their voices are elevated and heard. Organizing work should promote policies leading to age-friendly communities.

Proposals should:

  • Impact healthy aging
  • Be inclusive (i.e. engage older people)
  • Increase equity, especially for communities of color
  • Be collaborative

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181334

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: January 1 - December 31. Multi-year proposals will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation funds Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island nonprofits that improve healthy aging.

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
- Private foundations
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Research for specific disease states
- Underwriting of medical expenses

Pre-proposal Conference:

The next Policy and Advocacy session will be held in early summer 2021.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Letters of Intent Due: Friday, July 23, 2021
- Notification of Invitation: Friday, August 20, 2021
- Full Proposals Due: Friday, October 1, 2021
- Notification of Award: Friday, December 17, 2021
- Grant Period: January 1 - December 31

Applications are due by 4 p.m. ET on the date specified.

Due Dates: https://www.tuftshealthplanfoundation.org/grant-seekers.php?page=grant-seekers/due-dates
Information Session Resources: https://www.tuftshealthplanfoundation.org/grant-seekers.php?page=grant-seekers/resources
About The Foundation: https://www.tuftshealthplanfoundation.org/about-us.php?page=about-us/who-we-are
Where and How We Fund: https://www.tuftshealthplanfoundation.org/grant-seekers.php?page=grant-seekers/what-we-fund

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=2957&x_proposal_type_id=35894

Tufts Health Plan Foundation
705 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472-1508
P: 617-972-9400
F: 617-972-1077
foundation@tufts-health.com

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