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Grants for Nonprofits : The Aged


A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations and universities seeking funding opportunities related to the aged.

Web Sites

Aging Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Aging RFPS Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Most entries are actually for academic initiatives so this entry will also be posted under Grants for Individuals--Medicine.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Alliance for Aging Research (AAR)
This private, not-for-profit science policy advocacy organization administers funds for training and research in geriatrics.
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Alzheimer's Association (AA)
The Association provides funds for conferences and research.
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American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Funding Opportunities
AFAR promotes research activities of scientists in the field of aging by providing funding in 10 program areas.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Medicine
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Archstone Foundation
The Archstone Foundation funds demonstration projects and programs on aging issues with regional or national impact. Most of the grants are limited to Southern California.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Benefits Checkup
Welcome to BenefitsCheckUp -- a free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Researching these programs used to be a time-consuming, frustrating experience. But no longer. Feel out the confidential questionnaire and the computer will generate a list of programs that you qualify for. Courtesy of the National Council on Aging.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

BrightFocus Foundation
A nonprofit charitable organization with over 40 years dedicated to: (1) Funding research on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration (2) Educating the public about these diseases, and (3) Providing emergency financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals-Medicine
(Last revised 06/06/18)

Brookdale Foundation Group
This group, comprised of the Brookdale Foundation, Glendale Foundation and Ramapo Trust, funds a fellowship in gerontology/geriatrics, as well as projects to develop programs for dementia caregivers and to improve the lives of older people.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Capital Regional Community Foundation
The CRCF usually seeks grant applications from churches in the tri-county area of Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton, for charitable work benefiting the community, every summer. Programs including food banks, clothing distribution, after-school and programs assisting the needy, excluding church building funds, will be considered. Grants up to $1000 each will be awarded at the end of August; all applications are due by 5 p.m. August 11th. To obtain a church grant application form for the Patrons Fund or to discuss a grant idea, call Joyce McGowan, vice president of programs, at the community foundation at (517) 272-2870.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Commonwealth Fund
Grants and Fellowships
The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. We are dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Foundations Funding Rural Aging and Sample Initiatives
Rural aging receives less than its share of philanthropic support and attention despite considerable need and exciting opportunities for innovation and improving quality of life. Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) provides the following resources to assist efforts in this area.
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(John A.) Hartford Foundation
The Hartford Foundation is American's leading philanthropy with a sustained interest in aging and health. Special interests are training for health care professionals and integrative care.
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HCR Manor Care Foundation
The mission of the HCR Manor Care Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by HCR Manor Care through support of nonprofit organizations focused on improving the quality of life for seniors, individuals requiring post-acute services, and those needing hospice and palliative care. The Foundation's efforts are focused on sustaining dignity, independence and a sense of well-being through research, public education and community-based service programs. Preference is given to organizations whose service area coincides with the HCR ManorCare Corporation's operations. Current hospices in Michigan are located in Bay City, Charlevoix, Grand Rapids, Flint, Southfield, and Mason.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency
The Michigan Aging Services System (MASS) website, designed in 1995, is sponsored by the Office of Services to the Aging (OSA), Michigan Department of Community Health. The purpose of the original MASS website was to assist primarily human services workers in the field of aging. Over time, the audience for online resources provided through the state Office on Aging has grown to include senior citizens, adults caring for elderly persons, adult children concerned about their aging parents or relatives, persons interested in aging issues, and the general public which may or may not have a developed understanding of aging and its processes.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Looking for the local meals on wheels programs or need a home health aide for mom? The Eldercare Locator searches their database for the services for seniors in any area of the country. These can include transportation, legal assistance, housing options, recreation and social activities, adult daycare, senior center programs, and more. Contact the Eldercare Locator, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 1112 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 800-677-1116 (9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST).
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
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Retirement Housing Foundation
RHF is one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of housing and services for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and low-income families. Web page includes a directory of organizations providing assistance to the elderly.
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Retirement Research Foundation
The Retirement Research Foundation, based in Chicago, is the nation's largest private foundation exclusively devoted to aging and retirement issues. It makes approximately $8 million in grants each year to nonprofit and educational organizations to support programs, research and public policy studies to improve the quality of life of older Americans. It was created by the late John D. MacArthur.
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Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens, 2011
Source : Foundation Stats, 2011, from the Foundation Center.
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Tri-County Office on Aging
Who is eligible for Meals-On-Wheels? A person who is:
(1) At least 60 years of age
(2) The spouse or child with a disability of an individual who is at least 60 years of age and receiving Meals-On-Wheels, if it is the best interest of the client
(3) Homebound- confined to their home or unable to leave their home under normal circumstances
(4) Unable to participate at a Senior Dining Site because of physical or emotional difficulties
(5) Able to feed themselves
(6) Able to be at home when meals are delivered
(Last checked 06/06/18)

(Frank and Mollie) Van DerVoort Funds
The Frank and Mollie VanDervoort Foundation has donated all of its assets to the Capital Region Community Foundation to supplement the Frank and Mollie VanDervoort Fund which helps provide care and assistance for children with physical disabilities and needy elderly residents of Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton Counties.
(Last checked 06/06/18)

Many community foundations fund projects for the aged in their local areas. For more information, see Michigan Community Foundations.

If you can visit a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner such as the MSU Libraries, try searching the Foundation Directory Online Professional to identify additional funders interested in funding projects related to children and youth.


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