The grants were allocated to nearly 650 non profit organizations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Since 1980, the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation has given over $130 million dollars to non profits all over New England. The funds donated in 2013 focused on a variety of health issues including prevention of childhood obesity through healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity, youth development programs at food pantries and schools, and cultural competency consulting and training to health and human services professionals. Harvard Pilgrim Foundation goal in providing this funding is to help create and build strong, healthy communities across New England.
“The Foundation’s grant and training programs are focused on matching our resources with programs that support the mission of building strong, healthy communities and have the greatest capacity for impact,” said Karen Voci, Executive Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation.
The New England Council thanks Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation for their contributions to communities in New England.