50 community organizations receive THPF Momentum Fund grants

Tufts Health Plan Foundation has announced grants amounting to $500,000 for community organizations working to advance health equity and support community resilience. Fifty organizations, ten each in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, will each receive a $10,000 Momentum Fund grant.

The grants were informed by more than 100 conversations with community members and support organizations working to improve nutrition security; make access to transportation more equitable; address social isolation and mental health; deliver reliable and clear COVID-19 information; support caregivers; and advance workforce solutions.

“Nonprofit organizations are delivering for communities and giving us hope that we can conquer systemic inequities. We must harness the community power and resilience demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic to show us a new way forward,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Point32Health. “We expanded our Momentum Fund grants to include investments in 10 Maine organizations to support our expanded footprint.”

Rhode Island 2021 Momentum Fund Grantees

  • Aldersbridge Communities: provides independent and assisted living apartments, skilled nursing
    and rehabilitation and long-term care and social programming for older adults
  • Center for Southeast Asians: supports case management for health and social services including
    access to housing, utilities, and food in Providence
  • Clinica Esperanza / Hope Clinic: offers primary medical care to uninsured older adults, with an
    emphasis on culturally accustomed and linguistically appropriate care in Providence
  • Conexión Latina Newport: convenes and connects Latinos and older people in Newport to
    healthy food, rental assistance and other needs
  • Grands Flourish: provides support services and resources to grandparents raising grandchildren
    impacted by substance use disorder and other traumas throughout Rhode Island.
  • Higher Ground International: provides food, basic supports, and economic and educational
    opportunities to the West African immigrant and refugee population in South Providence
  • Refugee Dream Center: provides case management, immigration and health services for older
    adult refugees and immigrant communities in Rhode Island
  • RI Minority Elder Task Force, Inc: provides food, fuel and rental assistance to diverse older adults
    across Rhode Island, including those from the Narragansett Indian Tribe, and the Cape Verdean,
    African American and Liberian communities
  • We Share Hope: provides healthy food throughout Rhode Island and operate the ‘Hope Market’,
    a budget-friendly marketplace for older adults
  • Westbay Community Action Program: supports food access programs and older adult protective

For a full list of grantees click HERE