When local people and organizations connect with university resources, the impact is extraordinary. 

President Monaco meets with Tufts Community Grant recipients

Prospering Together

Tufts is an economic engine and catalyst for local growth through employment, financial aid, visitor spending, property taxes, voluntary contributions, research funding, and partnerships.

A Somerville Public School teacher visits the Albert F. Argenziano School for COVID testing. Tufts partnered with Medford and Somerville to create one of the state’s first public school pooled testing programs.

Safer Together

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tufts offered support, resources, expertise, and knowledge from the earliest days, taking every opportunity to keep its neighbors safe and healthy.

Kirsten Guerette, D24, and Jackie Flynn, D24, students at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, pick up litter in an alleyway on April 30, 2021. A group of student volunteers from the Tufts University Health Sciences campus took part in Love Your Block to pick up trash and plant flowers in Boston’s Chinatown.

Serving Together

Driven by our shared dedication to civic engagement, thousands of Tufts students, faculty, and staff contribute time and money to local community organizations and nonprofits.

Ida Sawosta plays with Penny, as Tufts veterinarians Lisa Freeman (curly hair) and Deb Gibbs bring Penny, a fluffy Corgi, and Boo, a Shi Tzu, to visit residents at the New Horizon's Assisted Living Community.

Healthier Together

Students, faculty, and staff from across the health sciences provide free medical care, health education, and nutrition programming for our neighbors every year.

Young people in nearby communities know Tufts well because so many of our students volunteer with youth-serving organizations and campus community programs like Kids’ Day, Traveling Treasure Trunk, DREAM, Best Buddies, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Learning Together

Tufts works to ensure that children have access to educational opportunities that inspire them through community partnerships, vibrant local events, and perks for neighboring residents.

Kelsea Gildawie, Postdoctoral Scholar, reviews an image from a microscope in the transgenerational research lab on February 10, 2022.

Innovating Together

Through unique collaborations, we’re tackling pressing global challenges like preventing future pandemics, improving Black maternal health care, and creating climate change solutions

Jumbo Impact

Free medical care. Thousands of Tufts community volunteers. Pooled testing for 8,000+ local students. Learn more about the University's impact on it's host communities.

By The Numbers: 2021-2022 Community Impact

$28M saved by community members annually through discounted services at the Tufts Dental Clinic
140 community organizations have received grants since 1995
2.6M in property taxes and voluntary payments to host communities in 2020

Featured Stories

Two large houses that are student residences alongside the Medford/Somerville campus. Wanting to bring more students to live on campus, Tufts University is expanding existing residences and creating new ones

Tufts Adds More Campus Housing

The university added more than 450 beds over the past 5 years and plans to add more in the near future, including a new high-density, on-campus residence hall.