AARP Revives Community Challenge Grant Program

Recognizing that it takes time to build great communities, but also that quick action can spark longer-term progress, AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. In 2017, the AARP Community Challenge awarded 88 grants, including several in Massachusetts. 2018 TIMELINE March … Continue reading AARP Revives Community Challenge Grant Program

MetroWest Health Foundation Offering Grants to Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities

Following up on a round of grants in Fall 2017, the Metrowest Health Foundation is once again focusing on supporting Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities in a newly released Spring 2018 Grant RFP. The last round of grants included an award to the Framingham Board of Health to co-lead an Age- and Dementia Friendly effort … Continue reading MetroWest Health Foundation Offering Grants to Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities

With Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grant, MCOA Continues the Work of Dementia Friendly Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA) is pleased to announce that Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s prestigious President’s Leadership Fund awarded the organization a three-year grant of $302,068 to support Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM).  The grant positions MCOA as the backbone organization for the Dementia Friendly Initiative so more Massachusetts communities embrace and become active … Continue reading With Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grant, MCOA Continues the Work of Dementia Friendly Massachusetts

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Wins the 2017 Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award

At its 35th anniversary annual conference, held in Boston, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) presented the GIA Diversity Award for 2017 to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Jackie Jenkins-Scott, a member of the board of directors of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and former president of Wheelock College, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation and … Continue reading Tufts Health Plan Foundation Wins the 2017 Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award

AARP MA Awards Age-Friendly Community Grants

Massachusetts was the source for 40 applications to AARP’s Community Challenge grant program and, although two were chosen by the national organization, AARP’s state office has announced four additional grant recipients.

MHAC Partners Receive Grant Funding to Advance Healthy Aging

The Cummings Foundation “100K for 100” Program has awarded two organizations working with the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) for different initiatives that will both advance healthy aging practices as well as age-friendly communities. WalkBoston, an MHAC Executive Committee member, was awarded $100,000 to work with municipalities and local organizations to create safer pedestrian environments … Continue reading MHAC Partners Receive Grant Funding to Advance Healthy Aging

AARP Announces National Community Challenge Grant Program

AARP is currently offering a prime opportunity for cities and towns seeking to kick-start or strengthen age-friendly efforts in the form of of Community Challenge grants to communities around the country. The grants are aimed at funding projects that improve livability for all residents. Applications are due June 30, 2017 and all projects must be completed by … Continue reading AARP Announces National Community Challenge Grant Program

Age-Friendly Berkshires Announces Grant to Pilot Transportation Program

Transportation for older adults is a common topic of discussion for communities looking to become more age-friendly in both urban and rural settings, and Age-Friendly Berkshires will be testing a solution for their region. Inclusive of 32 cities and towns in a predominantly rural part of Massachusetts, Age-Friendly Berkshires joined the AARP network of age-friendly … Continue reading Age-Friendly Berkshires Announces Grant to Pilot Transportation Program

Grantmakers In Aging 2015 Annual Conference Highlights

Cross-posted from Grantmakers in Aging.  The theme of the 2015 conference, Soaring into the Future: Seeking New Horizons in Aging and Philanthropy, brought together experts and stakeholders with innovative approaches to delivering on this agenda.