Funds Advance the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WATERTOWN and WELLESLEY, MA – Tufts Health Plan Foundation and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation have given $30,000 to eight nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The awards honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and support work to advance social and racial justice.
“These organizations are working to drive positive change in communities that are often overlooked and underestimated. They advance social justice and keep Dr. King’s dream alive and thriving,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, who is president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and leads Corporate Citizenship at the company formed by the combination of Tufts Health Plan with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
The following organizations received funding:
- AMOR (Alliance Mobilizing our Resistance) Coalition in Rhode Island (Statewide)
- Connecticut CORE Organize Now! (Statewide)
- ProsperityME (Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn)
- Boston Uncornered (Dorchester)
- Strong Women, Strong Girls Boston (Jamaica Plain)
- Seacoast New Hampshire Black Lives Matter Chapter
- Nashua New Hampshire Black Lives Matter Chapter
- Manchester New Hampshire Black Lives Matter Chapter
“We are proud to support the work of these organizations and are committed to helping address racial and social inequities and health disparities across the region,” said Karen Voci, president of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.“This is especially important now as so many communities of color here in New England have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
About the combined organization of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
The combination of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care represents the coming together of two of New England’s most iconic nonprofit health care companies. Representing nearly 90 years of combined service to our members and the community, together we are building upon our diverse legacies and innovative collaboration by making it our purpose to guide and empower healthier lives for our members – no matter their age, health, race, identity, or income.
We strive to be a different kind of nonprofit health and wellbeing company, with a broad range of health plans, and innovative tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier, guiding our members at every step of their health care journey to better health outcomes. We are committed to providing high-quality and affordable health care, improving the health and wellness of our members, and creating healthier communities throughout New England.
About Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Established in 2008, Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve. The Foundation has given more than $45 million to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island nonprofits that promote healthy aging. Tufts Health Plan Foundation funds programs that move communities toward implementing age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on older adults, and include them in community solutions.
About the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
Created in 1980, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation supports Harvard Pilgrim’s mission to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities we serve. The Harvard Pilgrim Foundation provides the tools, training and leadership to help build healthy communities throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In 2020, the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation awarded more than $10.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the region. Since its inception in 1980, the Foundation has awarded $165 million in funds and resources throughout the four states. For more information, please visit www.harvardpilgrim.org/foundation.