Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is providing funding to 18 additional nonprofit organizations as part of the $1 million it has committed to support community efforts on behalf of older people affected by the coronavirus. This second wave of funding, totaling $345,000, focuses on housing and equity efforts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. “We continue to hear from many organizations daily about the emerging challenges and priorities facing our communities as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak,” said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO. “The agencies receiving this funding are experiencing an unprecedented demand for services. We are proud to support this work.”

 

The organizations include housing providers, those working with people experiencing homelessness and immigrant communities, and several serving as hubs for collaborative regional responses. Among those receiving funding were two Rhode Island entities:

  • House of Hope Community Development Corporation: $20,000
  • Saint Elizabeth Community: $10,000

For a full list of grantees read the press release HERE.