Since March, the MetroWest Health Foundation has pivoted its grantmaking and operations to support the region’s efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic. In response to community listening and engagement, the foundation is including “COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults.” Continue reading
Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced it has committed $1 million to support investments on issues facing diverse communities. The funds will go to the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, the Latino Legacy Fund and the Asian Community Fund. Continue reading
In partnership with the AARP Livable Communities Team, Main Street America is launching a series of briefs to explore the benefits of open streets programs, outline a set of priorities local leaders should consider when implementing these initiatives, and provide examples of open streets projects in two Main Street communities. Continue reading
The coronavirus pandemic will continue to affect communities beyond the initial crisis phase. Stakeholders from communities across the region already have begun to consider challenges and opportunities that will accompany the recovery phase.
To give communities additional resources in this critical time, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board voted to direct 2020 Momentum Fund mini-grants to support community resilience, retooling and rebuilding in response to COVID-19. Continue reading
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation board approved an additional $900,000 to support recovery and rebuilding efforts addressing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The Foundation’s commitment to COVID-19 response now reaches nearly $2 million. Continue reading
As communities work to reopen and recover from COVID-19 and the appetite for re-imagining streets and public spaces improves, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a resource displaying transportation and street design practices in response to the pandemic. Continue reading
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is seeking applications from qualified organizations as part of an upcoming grant opportunity to help reduce senior hunger in the U.S. Grants of up to $50,000 each for a 19-month period will be awarded to selected organizations for the implementation of Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiatives in their communities. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative reminds age-friendly communities and other stakeholders that several opportunities exist around creating “shared streets and spaces,” as the state works to reopen amidst COVID-19. Please see our previous blog post for more information on this set of funding opportunities, as well as others to support communities for all ages below: Continue reading
MassDOT, in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing Shared Streets & Spaces, a funding program to provide technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and execute shared streets and spaces projects and engage their residents and businesses in that process.
This builds off the recently announced “Streets for Recovery” funding opportunity from the Solomon Foundation – all of which provide incredible opportunities for age-and dementia friendly community stakeholders. Continue reading
A dilemma facing communities right now is how to reopen while keeping residents safe through physical distancing. In a time when we’re required to maintain physical distance to protect public health, streets need to do more than ever. Continue reading