Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards 10 R.I. nonprofits a combined $250K

THE TUFTS HEALTH PLAN Foundation awarded $1 million in grants to 40 New England nonprofits in commemoration of Tufts Health Plan's 40th anniversary.
THE TUFTS HEALTH PLAN Foundation awarded $1 million in grants to 40 New England nonprofits in commemoration of Tufts Health Plan's 40th anniversary.

PROVIDENCE – Ten Rhode Island nonprofits have received $25,000 each from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation as part of a $1 million round of grants commemorating Tufts Health Plan’s 40th anniversary, the organization announced Tuesday.

The round of grants saw $25,000 granted to 40 organizations, with 10 organizations receiving grants in each of the states that Tufts Health Plan operates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Grants were given to nonprofits working to improve community health and wellness, health equity and social determinants of health, the foundation said.

“We recognize that nonprofit organizations are on the front lines of service and play a crucial role in building stronger and healthier communities for all of us,” stated Tom Croswell, CEO and president of Tufts Health Plan. “These angel grants are a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that influence the health of our diverse communities and helping them to keep up the great work they do.”

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The Rhode Island recipients of the anniversary grants:

  • Children’s Friend
  • Clinica Esperanza
  • Connecting for Children and Families (Woonsocket)
  • Crossroads
  • Friends Way
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • Rhode Island for Community and Justice
  • Rhode Island Free Clinic
  • Rhode Island Kids Count
  • Sojourner House

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