2016 Grants

Advocacy

American Geriatrics Society
New York, New York
$40,049
A one-year grant for advocacy to improve physician reimbursement for the care management of older adults with multiple chronic conditions.

Center for Community Change
Washington, DC
$70,000
A second-year grant to expand the Leadership Cross-Training Program which trains seniors, who own and reside in manufactured homes, to act as advocates addressing issues specific to these communities.

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
Willimantic, Connecticut
$43,855
A six-month advocacy project to educate policymakers on the negative consequences the ACA’s repeal would have on our nation’s seniors.

Dental Lifeline Network
Denver, Colorado
$35,000
A four-month advocacy grant to encourage the CMS to consider covering medically necessary dental care as eligible expenses that would be paid through Medicare and Medicaid.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Menlo Park, California
$157,983
An 18-month grant for policy research on the potential repeal of the ACA and the impact it would have on older adults.

Illinois Partners for Human Service
Chicago, IL
$25,000
A one-year grant to continue advocacy efforts related to state funding of programs for older adults, the preservation of current services for older adults transitioning to Medicaid Managed Care, and enhancing accountability for decision making about senior services.

Justice in Aging
Washington, DC
$90,000
A one-year grant for advocacy to end the illegal practice of billing older adults for costs of health services above what insurers will cover.

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Chicago, IL
$30,000
A second-year grant of support to empower low-income, African American older adults to advocate for preservation and improvement of affordable senior housing in Bronzeville.

National Center for Healthy Housing, Inc.
Columbia, Maryland
$100,000
A one-year grant to plan for the establishment of a technical assistance resource center to promote the adoption of affordable, senior housing with coordinated health and social services.

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Washington, DC
$149,545
An 18-month grant for training and advocacy to protect the rights of long-term care residents in nursing homes or care facilities that are closing.

Northwest Side Housing Center
Chicago, Illinois
$60,000
A second-year of support for the Age Friendly Banking Project, to improve access to
banking services and products that meet the specific needs of older adults.

Pension Rights Center
Washington, District of Columbia
$60,000
A one-year grant to protect retirees from potential pension benefit reductions and find solutions to save financially distressed, multi-employer pension plans.

Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
$32,600
A six-month grant to increase public awareness about the unmet needs of seniors in the St. Louis area.

Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc.
Sausalito, California
$25,000
A nine-month grant to continue educating small business owners about the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program and work with policymakers and regulators to ensure that it is well suited to small businesses.

Woodstock Institute
Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
A second-year of support to implement the Secure Choice Program, advocate for federal regulations that benefit retirement savers, and monitor the spread of “robo-advisers” that provide automated investment advice to consumers.

Direct Service

(Funding limited to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida)

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
$60,960
A one-year grant for outreach, education, and care coordination to assist older adults who are experiencing incontinence.

AgeOptions, Inc.
Oak Park, Illinois
$55,000
A one-year grant to continue a culturally competent caregiver support program through a network of local churches.

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
A second-year of funding to support the expansion of a program that provides home repairs to seniors on the Northwest side of Chicago.

Center of Concern
Park Ridge, Illinois
$36,850
A one-year grant for a senior helpline that will allow older adults and caregivers to have 24-hour online and telephone access to information and resources.

Chicago Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers
Chicago, Illinois
$29,700
A one-year grant to increase and improve access to mental health services for seniors.

Chicago Public Library Foundation
Chicago, Illinois
$60,000
A one-year grant to improve the capacity of the CyberNavigator program to serve older adults.

Chinese American Service League, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
$43,276
A one-year grant to implement Enhance Fitness, an evidence-based exercise program for older adults.

ElderCARE@ChristChurch
Waukegan, Illinois
$20,000
A second-year grant to reach and serve greater numbers of older adults in northern Lake County,
Illinois.

Ford Heights Community Service Organization Inc.
Ford Heights, Illinois
$40,000
A third-year grant to support the Senior Wellness & Education Lifestyles program, which helps low-income older adults have healthier lifestyles by addressing food insecurity, chronic heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Heart2Heart Senior Outreach of South Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$40,643
A second-year grant to support a program that engages volunteers who establish ongoing friendships with isolated nursing home residents.

Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Clearwater, Florida
$78,593
A second-year of support to ensure seniors and their caregivers recognize hospice as an option for care at end-of-life and assist physicians to make timely referrals of older patients to hospice care.

Housing Options Provided for the Elderly, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri
$40,000
A one-year grant to counsel homeowners who have Home Equity Conversion Mortgages that are in arrears.

International Institute of Metro St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
$10,385
A one-year grant to launch a program that engages elderly refugees in active gardening activities.

Jewish Family & Career Services
Louisville, Kentucky
$51,997
A one-year grant for a pilot program on workforce development to meet the needs of financially vulnerable older adults.

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida
Naples, Florida
$40,000
A one-year grant to continue case management services for older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly
Palatine, Illinois
$25,973
A one-year grant for a new program designed to enrich and enhance the lives of nursing home residents.

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida
$18,000
A second-year grant to fund the delivery of food to older adults living in low-income senior housing.

Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired dba Friedman Place
Chicago, Illinois
$30,572
A one-year grant to improve services to older adults who are blind or visually impaired.

Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Hollywood, Florida
$17,000
A second-year grant to support dance and strength training classes specifically designed to benefit older adults with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

Memory Care Home Solutions
Saint Louis, Missouri
$45,250
A third-year grant to continue an intervention for caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

Milwaukee Christian Center, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$47,600
A one-year grant to adapt the Stepping On fall prevention program for use with Southeast Asian seniors.

National Council on Aging, Inc.
Arlington, Virginia
$300,000
A two-year grant to partner with GreenPath to establish a national debt and money management tele-counseling service, using an “economic casework” approach and online Economic CheckUp tools.

North Shore Senior Center
Northfield, Illinois
$50,000
A one-year grant to hire a nurse care manager to address the complex health-related needs of older adults served by the CareOptions Program.

Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky
$100,000
A one-year grant to strengthen a program that provides effective care transitions for older adults moving from one health care setting to another.

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Rockford, Illinois
$53,500
A one-year grant to continue strengthening legal services to protect vulnerable older adults against involuntary discharges or transfers from long-term care facilities, denials of in-home services, and financial exploitation.

Second Sense
Chicago, Illinois
$32,115
A third-year grant to build the capacity of community-based, low-vision support group leaders to help their members access quality vision rehabilitation information, resources, and training.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, Illinois
$77,647
A one-year grant to implement a collaborative, community training program on senior hoarding.

United Way of Dane County
Madison, Wisconsin
$50,000
A one-year grant to expand a program focused on preventing adverse drug events among older adults taking multiple medications.

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
$124,322
A one-year grant to continue to provide pension counseling to Illinois retirees in order to help them retrieve earned pension benefits, and address other pension problems.

Volunteer Center of Racine County
Racine, Wisconsin
$15,000
A second-year grant to expand a transportation program for homebound seniors, using volunteer drivers.

Voyce
St. Louis, Missouri
$45,000
A one-year grant to expand a program advocating for the rights of individuals living in long-term care communities.

White Crane Wellness Center
Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
A one-year grant to launch a collaborative effort to expand availability of evidence-based, healthy aging programs in Illinois.

World Relief DuPage/Aurora
Wheaton, Illinois
$45,000
A third-year of support to provide specialized mental health services to help older refugees residing in DuPage and Kane counties achieve and maintain independence.

Professional Training and Development

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

Gerontological Society of America
Washington, DC
$15,000
A nine-month grant to educate journalists about new scientific findings, social and policy debates, innovations, and solutions for key aging-related issues.

John Marshall Law School
Chicago, Illinois
$34,202
A one-year grant to provide educational workshops on reverse mortgages.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
$20,000
A second-year of support to teach professionals new ways of developing, testing and implementing novel interventions to improve mental health and well-being in older adults.

Research

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Cleveland, Ohio
$264,803
A two-year grant for a randomized clinical trial testing the impact of the SHARE intervention on older adults with chronic conditions and their informal caregivers.

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
$69,051
A five-month grant to create a MUSIC & MEMORY program implementation guide, enable a rigorous study of the program’s impact, and support expansion to reach more residents in long-term care facilities.

Generations United
Washington, DC
$95,936
A one-year grant for a collaborative study on intergenerational programming provided in senior housing.

Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana
$161,779
A two-year grant to compare the quality of end-of-life care planning in Indiana nursing facilities that use and do not use the POLST Paradigm.

Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center
Oxford, Ohio
$64,704
A one-year grant to develop a communication guide for families caring for chronically ill older adults.

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
Washington, District of Columbia
$20,000
A one-year grant to study the value of socialization for the health and well-being of older adults who participate in Older Americans Act Congregate Nutrition programs.

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
$150,021
A two-year grant to study the feasibility of a resistance exercise program targeting frail, home-bound elders.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
$84,607
A two-year grant to pilot test the efficacy of a legal services clinic for seniors focused on protecting them from financial abuse.

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
$35,000
A one-year grant to complete the data update of the Elder Economic Security Standard Index.

Organizational Capacity Building Program

Standard OCB Grants

(Funding limited to Illinois)

Forefront
Chicago, Illinois
$10,000
A one-year grant to raise awareness regarding the deleterious effects of the Illinois’ budget impasse and funding cuts on nonprofits that serve older adults.

Howard Brown Health Center
Chicago, Illinois
$33,000
A one-year planning grant to develop a proactive and strategic plan for the organization’s Aging Services Department.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Chicago, Illinois
$55,000
A five-month grant to strengthen fundraising efforts.

Meals At Home
Evanston, Illinois
$28,820
A one-year grant to strengthen the organization’s fund development capacity.

OCB Flexible Fund Grants

(Funding limited to Illinois)

Arab American Family Services
Bridgeview, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to support a strategic planning process.

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to conduct a pre-development market analysis, involving focus groups with older adults and other community stakeholders, around a potential business venture with another nonprofit service provider.

Community Adult Day Care
Downers Grove, Illinois
$3,300
A six-month grant to engage in an organizational assessment to prioritize capacity building needs and opportunities.

Senior Connections
Evanston, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to work with a consultant on organizational strategic and succession planning.

Villa Guadalupe Senior Services
Chicago, Illinois
$3,300
A seven-month grant to work with a consultant on an assessment process to identify and prioritize potential areas of growth related to organizational capacity building.

Illinois Gives Big Campaign Matching Grants

Aging Care Connections
La Grange, Illinois
$5,000

Arab American Family Services
Bridgeview, Illinois
$5,000

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago-St. Scholastica Monastery
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Cambodian Association of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Center for Disability and Elder Law, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Center of Concern
Park Ridge, Illinois
$5,000

Chinese American Service League, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

CJE SeniorLife
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

ElderCARE@ChristChurch
Waukegan, Illinois
$5,000

Elderday Center, Inc.
Batavia, Illinois
$3,150

Family Alliance, Inc.
Woodstock, Illinois
$5,000

Hanul Family Alliance
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Jane Addams Senior Caucus
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Korean American Community Services
Chicago, Illinois
$4,910

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance
Melrose Park, Illinois
$5,000

Lincoln Park Village, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired dba Friedman Place
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Meals At Home
Evanston, Illinois
$5,000

North Shore Senior Center
Northfield, Illinois
$5,000

Northwest Side Housing Center
Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Rockford, Illinois
$5,000

Saint John’s Community Care
Collinsville, Illinois
$5,000

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)
Evanston, Illinois
$5,000

Other Grants

Alliance for Aging Research
Washington, DC
$30,000
A one-year grant for membership support.

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Barrington, Illinois
$7,500
A one-year grant to conduct day-long spirituality programs at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House on topics of interest and relevance for an aging population.

Council on Foundations
Arlington, Virginia
$17,900
A one-year grant for 2016 membership support.

Forefront
Chicago, Illinois
$11,926
A one-year grant for 2016 membership support.

Grantmakers in Aging
Arlington, Virginia
$15,000
A one-year grant in support of educational efforts to advance aging philanthropy across the country.

Grantmakers in Health
Washington, DC
$2,875
A one-year grant for 2016 membership support.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Washington, DC
$15,000
A one-year grant for 2016 membership support.

Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
$25,000
An 18-month Accessible Faith grant for an accessible restroom.

Sisters of Saint Francis
Sylvania, Ohio
$25,000
A one-year grant to complete accessibility upgrades in its nursing home facility.

The Foundation Center
New York, New York
$12,000
A one-year grant for 2016 membership support.

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