Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Mini-Grants to 10 RI Based Projects, Building on Local Momentum for Age-Friendly Work in the State

Forty community-based organizations will receive a Momentum Fund mini-grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Now in its second year, the fund was established to foster promising ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old.

The Momentum Fund is supporting 10 unique projects in  each of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Each is community-led, addresses healthy aging and includes older people in the planning and implementation process. The projects address the social determinants of health, including access to healthy food and affordable housing. Several projects provide support for people living with dementia and promote healthy aging in multicultural communities.

The 2019 Momentum Fund grant recipients from Rhode Island are shared below:

Cranston Senior Services 
Cranston, R.I.
Raising Awareness

Family Service of Rhode Island 
Providence, R.I.
Aging Creatively: Building Community and Fighting Stigma Through Art

Healthcentric Advisors 
Providence, R.I.
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Project

Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island 
Pawtucket, R.I.
Sharing the Bounty with Aging Rhode Islanders in Need

LMW Healthcare, Inc. 
Westerly, R.I.
Age Friendly Westerly Action Team

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, Inc.
Providence, R.I.
Seniors Serving Seniors

Progreso Latino, Inc.
Central Falls, R.I.
Siempre Contigo-Creating a Dementia Friendly Central Falls

Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Providence, R.I.
Pilot Project: Increasing access to food for low-income seniors

Providence, R.I.
Building Community with LGBT Seniors

The Providence Village of Rhode Island
Providence, R.I.
Developing New Villages in Rhode Island

Click HERE for the full list of recipients