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
  • 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, sex, sexual preference, or physical handicap
  • Private foundations
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Research for specific disease states
  • Underwriting of medical expenses