Point32Health Foundation announces $2 million in grants to 20 nonprofit organizations

Apr 11, 2024

The Point32Health Foundation announced 20 grants totaling more than $2 million to nonprofit organizations advancing equity in aging and social and racial justice initiatives.

The new Foundation investments support public policy and system changes to eliminate barriers, promote inclusion and support community-centered solutions.

“These grants are informed by conversations with community organizations because they are in the best position to understand community assets and the underlying factors that affect health,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Point32Health Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Point32Health, the parent company of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan. “This kind of engagement and collaboration is critical to achieving health equity.”

In 2023, Point32Health Foundation gave more than $8 million in grants to 165 not-for-profit community organizations across the five states it serves.

In Massachusetts, the new grants total $1,036,500 and go to:

  • Carroll Center for the Blind (Statewide, Massachusetts)
    $287,500 | Three years
    Improve accessibility and inclusion for older adults experiencing vision loss and enhance Age with Independence program.
  • Dismas House (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
    $70,000 | Two years
    Engage community leaders who are older adults and former offenders in community organizing efforts for affordable housing and supportive reentry services and a collaborative compassionate release initiative.
  • Elder Health Care Disparities Coalition (Roxbury, Massachusetts)
    $44,000 | One year
    Support Elder Connect – Loneliness Reduction and Digital Literacy Intervention program that uses technology training and intergenerational activities for increased social engagement and improved access to telehealth for older people of color.
  • Health Care For All (Statewide, Massachusetts)
    $120,000 | Three years
    Support for Health Ambassadors for Older Adults initiative that improves health care access and connection to community-based supports by addressing social determinants in communities of color and informing policies and systems that impact older people.
  • Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (Mattapan, Massachusetts)
    $100,000 | Three years
    Support older residents through the Edgewater Neighborhood Association to improve outdoor community space, increase social connections, access to healthy food and physical activity in Mattapan.
  • NAMI Massachusetts (Statewide, Massachusetts)
    $100,000 | One year
    Support for programs that improve the quality of life for people living with mental health conditions, their families and their caregivers.
  • Three Sisters Garden Project (Essex County, Massachusetts)
    $30,000 | One year
    Increase access to healthy, culturally relevant food for people with lower incomes in Essex County.
  • Way Finders (Holyoke and Springfield, Massachusetts)
    $285,000 | Three years
    Through the Chestnut Community Alliance and Flexing Civic Muscle Program, advance older adult resident-led advocacy and community organizing focused on digital equity, housing justice and other community priorities in Springfield and Holyoke. Activities offered in English and Spanish.