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Grant Awards 2015 Grants

Responsive Grants

Advocacy

Center for Community Change

Washington, DC
$50,000
A one-year grant to launch a structured Leadership Cross-Training Program focused on the issues faced by senior residents who are owners of manufactured homes.

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

Willimantic, CT
$40,000
A one-year grant to advance Medicare coverage for extreme oral health services and begin to develop momentum for coverage of basic, preventive dental, and oral health care.

Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly

Chicago, IL
$35,000
A third-year grant to continue support to Community Care Provider agencies, helping ethnic elders make informed choices when enrolling in Illinois’ managed care programs.

Corporation for Supportive Housing

New York, NY
$46,610
A one-year grant for advocacy efforts to end homelessness for older adults and improve the quality of care for aging tenants living in supportive housing.

HOPE Fair Housing Center

West Chicago, IL
$41,533
An 18-month grant to train service providers about fair housing practices to protect the rights of older adults.

Illinois Partners for Human Service

Chicago, IL
$25,000
A one-year grant for advocacy to preserve or extend state funding for older adult programs, ensure preservation of current services for older adults transitioning to Medicaid Managed Care, and enhance accountability for decision-making about senior services.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Chicago, IL
$10,000
A one-year grant to develop and implement strategies to preserve affordable housing for older adults.

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Washington, DC
$30,000
A one-year grant to develop and disseminate an advocacy toolkit to assist older adults with dementia or depression, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers in leveraging improvements in service access to allow them to remain in their own homes rather than in institutional settings.

Justice In Aging

Washington, DC
$90,000
A one-year grant to continue advocacy work in states transitioning to managed care for funding community-based, long-term care for low-income, frail elders.

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization

Chicago, IL
$30,000
A one-year grant to empower low-income, African American older adults to advocate for the preservation and improvement of affordable senior housing in Bronzeville.

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Washington, DC
$89,775
A one-year grant to determine and report the critical factors needed for a well-planned transition when a nursing home facility closes.

National Quality Forum

Washington, DC
$144,637
A 15-month grant to enhance care quality for those with advanced illness by promoting consensus-driven clinical best practices, health systems changes, and health policy improvements.

Northwest Side Housing Center

Chicago, IL
$60,000
A one-year grant to support the Age Friendly Banking Project using advocacy to improve access to banking services and products that meet the specific needs of older adults.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Chicago, IL
$50,000
A third-year grant to continue collaborative work to educate lawmakers, workers, and the general public about Illinois’ new Secure Choice universal retirement savings program.

Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc.

Sausalito, CA
$30,000
A one-year grant to educate Illinois small business owners on the state’s Secure Choice Savings Program.

Social Security Works Education Fund

Washington, DC
$80,000
A second-year grant to train engaged seniors to tell their retirement income stories more effectively as they participate in advocacy regarding the retirement security crisis.

Woodstock Institute

Chicago, IL
$15,000
A one-year grant to continue to assist with research, advocacy, education, and outreach for successful implementation of the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program.

Direct Service

AgeOptions, Inc.

Oak Park, IL
$115,000
A one-year grant to build the capacity of Illinois service providers and advocates, ensuring that older adults will have access to the most appropriate and affordable healthcare coverage.

The Arc of the United States

Washington, DC
$85,000
A one-year grant to assist elderly caregivers of adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Barren County Family YMCA

Glasgow, KY
$15,132
A one-year grant to replicate Enhanced Fitness, a healthy aging program, with older adults living in a rural community.

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Chicago, IL
$30,000
A one-year grant to expand a program offering assistance to seniors on the northwest side of Chicago.

Blue River Services Inc.

Corydon, IN
$30,000
A one-year grant to coordinate services for low-income residents of a senior housing facility.

Centegra Hospital – McHenry

McHenry, IL
$31,500
A one-year grant to help older patients suffering from chronic disease through the use of a new telehealth program.

Center for Disability and Elder Law, Inc.

Chicago, IL
$36,203
A one-year grant to provide legal services to low-income seniors.

Center for Independent Living in Central Florida, Inc.

Winter Park, FL
$27,299
A six-month grant to help seniors with disabilities live independently in their homes.

CJE SeniorLife

Chicago, IL
$49,121
A one-year grant to expand disease prevention and self-management programs for older adults.

Council on Aging of Martin County, Inc.

Stuart, FL
$123,750
A one-year grant to launch a home care medicine program.

ElderCARE@ChristChurch

Waukegan, IL
$20,000
A one-year grant to expand a transportation program for low-income, older adults.

ElderServe, Inc.

Louisville, KY
$31,770
A one-year grant to support friendly visitor and telecare programs.

Family Alliance, Inc.

Woodstock, IL
$50,000
A one-year grant to expand an adult day program to a second site in Huntley, Illinois.

Heart2Heart Senior Outreach of South Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL
$44,261
A one-year grant to expand a friendly visitor program for isolated elders in skilled nursing facilities.

Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP

Chicago, IL
$47,278
A second-year grant for a full-time bilingual Resident Service Assistant to provide case management, referral support, service coordination, and translation services to Chinese-speaking seniors at Hilliard Senior Apartments.

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

Chicago, IL
$60,000
A one-year grant to strengthen a program that assists low- and moderate-income seniors with moving services.

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida

Naples, FL
$40,000
A one-year grant to provide case management services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and provide support to their caregivers.

Korean American Community Services

Chicago, IL
$40,000
A one-year grant to educate the Korean American community about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL
$15,000
A one-year grant to deliver food to older adults living in low-income, senior housing.

Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Hollywood, FL
$15,000
A one-year grant to conduct dance classes specifically designed to benefit older adults with Parkinson’s disease.

Nassau County Council on Aging, Inc.

Fernandina Beach, FL
$55,407
A one-year grant for a Geriatric Care Management Program to ensure that older adults have access to immediate assistance in response to emergency requests for programs and services.

NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN
$10,000
A one-year grant to build a community-based program providing services to low-income seniors.

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Rockford, IL
$49,365
A second-year grant to strengthen legal services for seniors, particularly focused on long-term care and financial exploitation.

Presence Hospitals PRV

Joliet, IL
$59,895
A one-year grant for a pilot program to manage geriatric patient depression in the post-acute environment.

Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc.

Racine, WI
$24,575
A seven-month grant to increase access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables by low-income seniors.

Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI
$40,000
A one-year grant to deliver housing and supportive services to low-income, older adults who wish to live independently.

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL
$50,000
A one-year grant to expand a health intervention program in partnership with local faith organizations to reduce health disparities related to type 2 diabetes and obesity among low-income, older African American women.

Saint John’s Community Care

Collinsville, IL
$30,000
A third-year grant in support of the adult day program located in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Second Sense

Chicago, IL
$35,685
A second-year grant to provide training and educational resources to leaders of low-vision support groups.

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Chicago, IL
$60,160
A one-year grant to adapt and implement Fit and Strong!, an evidence-based physical activity intervention for older adults, for use with those who are blind or visually-impaired.

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA
$119,131
A one-year grant to continue providing pension counseling to Illinois retirees, assisting them to retrieve earned pension benefits and addressing other pension problems.

Volunteer Center of Racine County

Racine, WI
$20,000
A one-year grant for the MYRIDE program, in which volunteer drivers provide rides to seniors who are no longer able to drive.

White Crane Wellness Center

Chicago, IL
$55,000
A one-year grant to launch a falls prevention initiative.

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Madison, WI
$64,334
A second-year grant to design effective referral systems that engage low-income, older adults in evidence-based programs.

World Relief DuPage/Aurora

Wheaton, IL
$45,000
A second-year grant to provide specialized mental health services for older refugees residing in DuPage and Kane counties.

Professional Training and Development

American College of Cardiology Foundation

Washington, DC
$175,000
A 28-month grant to disseminate the Essentials of Cardiovascular Care for Older Adults curriculum to nearly 12,000 health professionals in 10 states, to improve care for older adults with cardiovascular disease.

Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Tallahassee, FL
$38,817
A 15-month grant to develop, field test, and disseminate continuing education modules aimed to improve methods of physician/attorney collaboration in behalf of older individuals.

National Academy of Social Insurance

Washington, DC
$75,000
A third-year grant for a campaign to train aging service providers on ways to help lower-income, older Americans understand that their monthly retirement benefits will increase significantly the longer they wait to claim Social Security benefits.

National League for Nursing

Washington, DC
$129,885
A two-year grant to train practical nursing faculty to integrate geriatric care and supervision skills in their curricula.

Oral Health America

Chicago, IL
$66,506
A second-year grant to improve and expand a community-based, oral health education program for older adults.

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.

Bronx, NY
$100,000
A two-year grant to improve entry-level training for Illinois homecare workers and advocate for policy changes to foster better jobs and quality of care.

St. Monica’s Senior Citizens Home, Inc.

Racine, WI
$52,707
A one-year grant to increase the knowledge and skills of nursing home staff and expand the capacity and number of professionals and paraprofessionals in southeast Wisconsin prepared to meet the growing demands of an aging population.

The Paramedic Foundation

St. Cloud, MN
$60,000
A one-year grant to create a training program for Community Paramedics on the care of chronically-ill, older adults.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
$200,930
A three-year grant to update the Bathing Without a Battle protocol, teaching nursing home and assisted living staff effective approaches to bathing persons with dementia, including those who speak Spanish.

Research

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education

Washington, DC
$16,291
A four-month grant to gather focus group data from practicing hospitalists to study whether state surrogacy laws are followed when health care decisions are needed for decisionally-incapacitated elders.

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education

Washington, DC
$137,263
An 18-month grant to develop recommendations for clinical practice, hospital policy, and state law for treatment of seriously ill patients without guardians or advance directives.

Brown University

Providence, RI
$26,843
A one-year grant for a policy analysis of how technology to monitor patients in remote areas is used and supported through Medicaid home- and community-based, long-term care programs.

Grantmakers in Aging

Arlington, VA
$100,000
An 18-month grant to continue a collaborative project involving eight national aging organizations that are conducting research to help reframe the perception of aging in America.

LeadingAge

Washington, DC
$149,776
An 18-month grant to evaluate a state Medicaid department incentive program to facilitate adoption of person-centered care through culture change in nursing homes.

Meals on Wheels Association of America

Alexandria, VA
$80,685
A one-year grant to study policy barriers to effective implementation of Older Americans Act nutrition programs.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation

Washington, DC
$190,461
A two-year grant to document the effects of proposed changes in Social Security and Medicare on vulnerable populations.

University of California at San Diego

La Jolla, CA
$157,607
A two-year grant for research on the effect of bright white light therapy to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life and functioning in patients with early, asymptomatic heart failure.

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
$184,225
A two-year grant to adapt the fall prevention program “Stepping On” for older adults with cancer.

Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, Inc.

Bowling Green, KY
$94,682
A two-year grant for research to test if “Bingocize 2.0” improves fitness and executive function for community-dwelling, older adults.

Organizational Capacity Building Program

Standard OCB Grants

Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care

Chicago, IL
$75,000
A one-year grant to support the merger of three nonprofit hospices into a single entity to improve cost-effective, high-quality care.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Chicago, IL
$28,124
A one-year grant to design and begin implementing an individual giving program.

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

Melrose Park, IL
$36,630
A one-year grant to increase the organization’s staffing infrastructure to allow for more effective program evaluation and organizational development functions.

OCB Flexible Fund Grants

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

Melrose Park, IL
$3,850
A six-month grant to receive targeted consultation services on preliminary board development.

Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired dba Friedman Place

Chicago, IL
$5,000
A six-month grant to receive targeted consultation services around resource development.

Northwest Side Housing Center

Chicago, IL
$5,000
A six-month grant to engage in strategic planning.

White Crane Wellness Center

Chicago, IL
$5,000
A six-month grant for preliminary planning for a strategic collaboration between eight organizations in Illinois’ aging services network.

Illinois Gives Big Campaign Matching Grants

AgeOptions, Inc.

Oak Park, IL
$2,030

Aging Care Connections

La Grange, IL
$5,000

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago-St. Scholastica Monastery

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Cambodian Association of Illinois

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Center for Disability and Elder Law, Inc.

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Center of Concern

Park Ridge, IL
$5,000

Chinese American Service League, Inc.

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Chicago, IL
$5,000

CJE SeniorLife

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Elderday Center, Inc.

Batavia, IL
$5,000

Family Alliance, Inc.

Woodstock, IL
$2,075

HandsOn Suburban Chicago

Arlington Heights, IL
$5,000

Hanul Family Alliance

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Korean American Community Services

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

Melrose Park, IL
$4,725

Lincoln Park Village, Inc.

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired dba Friedman Place

Chicago, IL
$5,000

North Shore Senior Center

Northfield, IL
$3,525

Northwest Side Housing Center

Chicago, IL
$5,000

Saint John’s Community Care

Collinsville, IL
$5,000

Seniors Assistance Center

Norridge, IL
$2,605

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes

Evanston, IL
$5,000

Accessible Faith Grants

First United Methodist Church of Oak Park

Oak Park, IL
$30,000
An 18-month grant to construct two new single occupancy accessible restrooms.

Irving Park United Methodist Church

Chicago, IL
$17,141
An 18-month grant to construct a new single occupancy accessible restroom.

Mandell United Methodist Church

Chicago, IL
$30,000
An 18-month grant to install a limited use-limited availability elevator.

Saint John’s Episcopal Church

Chicago, IL
$30,000
An 18-month grant to install a vertical platform lift.

Saint Julie Billiart

Tinley Park, IL
$18,204
An 18-month grant to install six automatic door openers.

Other Grants

Alliance for Aging Research

Washington, DC
$30,000
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.

Council on Foundations

Arlington, VA
$13,780
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.

Forefront

Chicago, IL
$10,933
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.

Grantmakers in Aging

Arlington, VA
$15,000
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.

Grantmakers in Health

Washington, DC
$2,875
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.

Gerontological Society of America

Washington, DC
$15,000
A one-year grant to educate journalists about new scientific findings, social and policy debates, and innovations and solutions for key aging-related issues to improve their ability to share this new awareness with the population at large.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, DC
$15,000
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.

The Foundation Center

New York, NY
$12,000
A one-year grant for 2015 program support.