Where and How We Fund
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds projects serving communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
What we look for:
- Ideas that advance age-friendly communities
- Age-friendly communities are vibrant and healthy, integrate older adults, view them as a critical asset in the community, and embrace transformational policies that improve individual health and wellness.
- Collaborations and multiple stakeholder engagement
- Potential grantees should demonstrate authentic collaboration which includes description of roles and responsibilities for members of the partnership.
- Support of other funding partners
- Tufts Health Plan Foundation should not be the sole funder for any project. If collaboration includes in-kind contributions, please value.
- Proposals that improve systems and best practices
- We will only invest in direct service programs that advance this work and exhibit the promise of scalability to benefit the broader community.
- Multi-year proposals
- Only one grant per organization per year (includes multi-year grant requests)
- If your organization is currently receiving funding from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, you may submit a new letter of intent for an initiative that would begin after your current grant is completed.
- Organizations may submit multiple letters of intent, but only one grant will be considered.
- Our limited research investments will advance our strategic priorities and will only support public research institutions.
- We support community-based organizations and community health centers; support to hospitals or medical centers will only be considered if project includes community-based partners.
What we will not consider:
- Candidates for public office
- Capital projects and/or equipment
- Development activities, such as fundraising events, capital campaigns, or annual fund drives
- General operating expenses
- Government agencies (unless within a collaboration led by a community-based organization)
- Individuals (including scholarships, internships, and/or fellowships)
- Organizations that advocate, support or practice discrimination based on race, religion, age, national origin, language, sex, sexual preference, or physical handicap
- Private foundations
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Research for specific disease states
- Underwriting of medical expenses