Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Boston Digital Equity Fund, Fallon Health, AARP Community Challenge

Apr 7, 2021

Periodically, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative shares funding opportunities that advance inclusive, age- and dementia friendly community efforts along with policies, practices and initiatives that support healthy aging. Please see and share the information below with your networks and partners.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Policy & Advocacy Grants – deadline: July 23

Tufts Health Plan Foundation is accepting letters of intent for the Policy & Advocacy grant focus area. Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy, age-friendly communities.

Visit their website to learn more about our focus areas and how to apply.

Those interested in submitting a letter of intent are invited to attend a webinar information session on June 8. The webinar will include an opportunity for Q&A with their team.

Boston Digital Equity Funddeadline: April 30

Mayor Kim Janey announced that the Digital Equity Fund has reopened to accept applications to award $250,000 in grants to Boston-based non-profit organizations working to increase digital equity. The Fund will award grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to organizations working to implement community-based digital equity initiatives, including support for Boston residents needing assistance and training in technology devices, equipment, and internet access. This critical work empowers residents with the skills and resources needed to fully participate in today’s digitally-driven world. This work is being funded in partnership with the City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission and the Department of Innovation and Technology. Organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to submit the online application.

Fallon Health, Community Impact Grantsdeadline: April 30

Fallon Health awards grants in the range of $5,000 to $45,000, per proposal, with the average awards of $10,000 to $20,000. Fallon funds new programs or the continuation or expansion of existing programs that address one or more of our focus areas for funding.

In past years, they have given grants to:

  • nonprofit health and social service agencies
  • public schools
  • city or town agencies
  • community health centers
  • community mental health agencies and hospitals

See the list of 2020 recipients

Reminder: AARP Community Challenge Grant – deadline April 14th

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more.

More information is available here.