The Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in their work to improve systems and best practices that influence and ultimately result in healthy communities and age-friendly cities.
To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for policy and advocacy initiatives aimed at building healthy communities. Through its Policy and Advocacy program, the foundation will support efforts that are inclusive, collaborative, address quality of life, and improve conditions for all across the lifespan.
The foundation invites applications form initiatives in the areas of built environment, transportation, housing, social and civic participation and inclusion, employment, communications and information, and community support and health services. Projects should include a focus on the community/civic engagement of diverse stakeholders; participation of key stakeholders, including older adults, in support of planning, policy, and advocacy initiatives; and expanded access to programs and services as well as system change/improvement.
Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations that address or support issues/actions that lead to changes in the communities they serve. Activities can include convening diverse stakeholders, planning, and engaging in policy activities.
Efforts to improve access to programs and services — transportation, housing, food access, etc. — by all members of a community, including older adults, are encouraged.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization based in or serving, in whole or in part, communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than July 20, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 18, 2017.
See the Tufts Health Plan Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.