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Grant Awards 2013 Grants

Advocacy

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Washington, DC
$7,500
One-year grant to ensure that Illinois complies with ADA integration mandates for older adults and others with psychiatric disabilities.

Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$35,000
One-year grant to provide enhanced technical assistance to 24 providers of community care program services to ethnic elders.

Families USA Foundation

Washington, DC
$96,670
One-year grant to protect vulnerable, low-income elderly from harmful effects of potential cuts to the Medicare program.

The Generations Project

Indianapolis, Indiana
$5,000
One-year grant to advocate for long-term services and supports in Indiana.

Illinois Partners for Human Service

Chicago, Illinois
$25,000
One-year grant to advocate for aging services providers in Illinois.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
One-year grant to continue support of the Aging Justice Program which provides intensive training and prepares older women and their allies to advocate for issues relevant to Illinois’ elders.

National People’s Action

Chicago, Illinois
$45,000
One-year grant to continue support for advocacy efforts to end predatory lending practices that target senior citizens.

National Senior Citizens Law Center

Washington, DC
$180,000
Two-year grant for technical assistance and training on implementation of managed care for long-term services and supports to legal advocates in Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey.

Pension Rights Center

Washington, DC
$75,000
One-year grant to continue providing training and technical assistance to regional pension counseling and information programs across the country.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
One-year grant to educate private sector workers about retirement security, including the economic security benefits that an Automatic IRA Program in Illinois could provide.

Social Security Works Education Fund

Washington, DC
$80,000
One-year grant to provide media training to older adults advocating for retirement income security, to increase the effectiveness of sharing their stories with decision makers and the media.

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
$50,000
Seven-month grant to support a joint project by the Institute for Person-Centered Care and the Consumer Coalition for Assisted Living to include person-centered programs for patients and caregivers as a component of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.

Woodstock Institute

Chicago, Illinois
$12,500
One-year grant to build support for a systemic policy solution to improve retirement security for Illinois private sector workers who lack access to employment retirement plans.

Direct Service

AgeOptions

Oak Park, Illinois
$120,000
One-year grant to continue support for the Make Medicare Work Coalition, building capacity of service providers to help older adults understand and navigate health care benefits, and advocating on their behalf.

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana
$39,969
One-year grant to support caregivers of individuals with dementia and other chronic health conditions.

Alivio Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois
$70,000
One-year grant to continue implementing a program that recruits and trains volunteers to help seniors access benefits and resources.

Asian Health Coalition

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
One-year grant to continue and expand a colorectal cancer screening program for elderly Asian Americans.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$39,998
One-year grant to continue support for a nutrition project training home care aides and the seniors whom they serve about proper nutrition and healthy meal preparation.

Chinese American Service League

Chicago, Illinois
$65,000
One-year grant to continue providing the evidenced-based program Matter of Balance to Chinese older adults.

Christian Appalachian Project

Lexington, Kentucky
$34,000
Ten-month grant to continue providing home repairs for at-risk seniors in Eastern Kentucky.

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County

DeKalb, Illinois
$20,000
One-year grant to continue support of a replication of Enhance Fitness in five senior centers.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Chicago, Illinois
$125,000
One-year grant to continue ensuring that older adults have access to healthy food options.

Hospice Care Plus

Berea, Kentucky
$22,000
One-year grant to respond to patients in remote areas more effectively through the use of video phones.

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$60,000
One-year grant to support re-establishment of the Moving Services Program for frail elders facing a residential move.

ITN Bluegrass Inc.

Lexington, Kentucky
$7,970
One-year grant to build financial sustainability for a transportation program serving Kentucky elders.

ITNStCharles

St. Charles, Missouri
$26,388
Eleven-month grant to expand a transportation program for seniors.

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida

Naples, Florida
$31,543
One-year grant to continue to expand a volunteer program addressing social isolation of low-income, frail seniors in Southwest Florida.

Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center

Chicago, Illinois
$43,200
One-year grant to continue support of expanding employment services for older adults.

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

Norridge, Illinois
$12,500
One-year grant to develop a guide for Latino caregivers of elders with Alzheimer’s disease and to continue a caregiver support group.

National Able Network

Chicago, Illinois
$42,115
One-year grant to continue support of an employment training and counseling program for low-income older adults.

National Academy of Social Insurance

Washington, DC
$65,000
One-year grant to educate lower-income older Americans on how delaying Social Security claims until after the age of 62 can increase one’s retirement benefits significantly.

North Shore Senior Center

Northfield, Illinois
$35,000
One-year grant to expand its Care Management Program, to fill gaps in services and generate revenue toward financial self-sufficiency.

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Rockford, Illinois
$35,200
One-year grant to continue to support a user-friendly, toll-free telephone helpline that improves access to legal services for low-income elders.

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc.

Boca Raton, Florida
$30,000
One-year grant to support a workforce development program training seniors to become senior companions.

Saint Anthony Hospital Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
One-year grant to continue support to assist Spanish-speaking elders with information, services, benefits and programs for their physical and emotional needs.

Saint John’s Community Care

Collinsville, Illinois
$40,000
One-year grant to expand adult day care services to a second site in Metro-East St. Louis in southwestern Illinois.

Second Sense

Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
One-year grant to train seniors with new vision loss techniques for orientation and mobility.

Sinsinawa Dominicans

Sinsinawa, Wisconsin
$16,411
Six-month grant to purchase and install equipment to expand its emergency call system.

Social Development Foundation

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$15,346
One-year grant to follow low-income elders newly enrolled in benefits programs and assist them with renewal applications.

Southwest 8 Senior Services

Council Bluffs, Iowa
$17,500
One-year grant to deliver an educational program on nutrition to older adults in an eight-county area in southwest Iowa.

Touchette Regional Hospital

Centreville, Illinois
$40,000
One-year grant to support expansion of its Patient Navigation Program for older adults.

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
$117,540
One-year grant to continue providing pension counseling to retirees in Illinois.

West Virginia Community Voices – WV Partnership for Elder Living

Charleston, West Virginia
$49,390
One-year grant to train direct care workers.

Professional Development And Training

Advocate Charitable Foundation

Park Ridge, Illinois
$138,900
Two-year grant to train Advanced Practice Nurses in post-acute care to provide advance care planning consultation for patients with chronic and progressive illness.

American Academy of Home Care Physicians

Edgewood, Maryland
$118,860
Two-year grant to complete a learning collaborative to improve the cost-effectiveness of homecare practices in the Independence at Home federal demonstration project.

American Medical Directors Association

Columbia, Maryland
$95,183
Eighteen-month grant to update and disseminate Clinical Practice Guidelines for diabetes, COPD, and heart failure, to personnel working in long-term care facilities.

Gerontological Society of America

Washington, DC
$15,000
Ten-month grant to advance gerontological and geriatric education and training.

National Family Caregivers Association

Washington, DC
$20,000
One-year grant to create a micro-website serving the needs of family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

New York, New York
$40,000
One-year grant to enhance its training program on the needs of LGBT elders for mainstream aging services providers.

Society for Public Health

Washington, DC
$23,227
One-year grant to disseminate a special issue of Health Education & Behavior addressing wellness education in an aging society.

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California
$98,803
One-year grant to develop a national quality-improvement registry to improve the cost-effectiveness of primary care practice for home-bound patients.

University of Florida – IFAS, Food Science & Human Nutrition Department

Gainesville, Florida
$18,139
One-year grant to pilot a nutrition education program for staff of senior living facilities.

University of Florida Foundation

Gainesville, Florida
$89,254
Two-year grant to strengthen and expand Shands Teaching Hospital’s NICHE program, training nurses and others how to improve care of geriatric patients.

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
$26,358
Fifteen-month grant to develop, deliver, and evaluate webinars to build knowledge of best practices among nursing home social workers, and to attract social work students to careers in long-term care.

Research

Altarum Institute

Ann Arbor, Michigan
$15,000
Nine-month grant to develop and test comprehensive care planning in the Washington Veterans Medical Center.

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
$83,972
One-year grant to examine the financial antecedents and outcomes of adopting nursing home culture change.

Hebrew SeniorLife

Boston, Massachusetts
$145,029
Two-year grant to create a business plan to sustain and disseminate the Hospital Elder Life Program of delirium prevention.

Hektoen Institute for Medical Research

Chicago, Illinois
$80,000
Two-year grant for Phase 2 of a multi-center cohort study on victims of elder mistreatment seen in five Chicago-area medical centers.

Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana
$187,542
Two-year grant to test whether a new strength training program helps older adults maintain their independence.

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$104,480
One-year grant to support research to prepare family caregivers to recognize and act on delirium symptoms in older adult family members.

Pioneer Network in Culture Change

Rochester, New York
$139,008
One-year grant to develop and disseminate tools nationwide to implement practices that enable person-centered care to 4,000 quality-focused nursing homes.

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
$44,980
One-year grant to support a pilot study of an interactive online support group for recently widowed older adults, using Second Life Virtual World.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$61,929
One-year grant to continue disseminating Fit and Strong!, an evidence-based program that promotes activity in persons with osteoarthritis.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$54,558
One-year grant for a pilot study of the T3 Protocol, addressing stopping, altering, or replacing ineffective or unneeded treatments for nursing home residents with dementia.

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri
$145,805
Two-year grant to develop and test messages for recruiting Boomers as volunteers for senior nutrition programs in rural and low-income, inner city neighborhoods.

Organizational Capacity Building

Alzheimer’s Association

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000
Six-month grant to enhance the organization’s capacity for effective Board Governance.

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago-St. Scholastica Monastery

Chicago, Illinois
$43,000
One-year grant for an organizational capacity building effort to establish a major gifts and planned giving program.

Centers for New Horizons

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000
Six-month grant for consultation services to assess the organization’s capacity building needs.

Chinese American Service League, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$13,000
Six-month grant to engage in strategic planning.

Friedman Place

Chicago, Illinois
$13,000
One-year grant to develop a strategic plan to guide the organization’s growth.

Lincoln Park Village, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$46,550
Fifteen-month grant to build capacity for improved resource development.

Accessible Faith Program

Calvin Christian Reformed Church

Oak Lawn, Illinois
$20,000
Eighteen-month grant to construct two accessible restrooms.

Hyde Park Union Church

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an elevator.

Ravenswood Budlong Congregation

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an elevator to provide access to all four levels of the combined facility.

Saint Aloysius Catholic Church

Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
One-year grant to install automatic door openers at the main entrance of the Monsignor Thiele Center.

Saint Gertrude Parish

Franklin Park, Illinois
$16,000
Eighteen-month grant to renovate two restrooms for accessibility.

Saint Gregory the Great Church

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to construct concrete entrance ramp for accessibility to the lower level of the gymnasium building.

Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install a vertical platform lift from the main level of the church and the administrative building for access to the lower level restrooms and meeting space.

Saint Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church

Palos Heights, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an elevator in the main church building to provide access to lower level activity locations.

Saint Paul’s Church by-the-Lake

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to renovate two restrooms for accessibility and install platform lift between the church and Parish Hall.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Harvard, Illinois
$24,000
Eighteen-month grant to renovate two main level church restrooms for accessibility.

Uptown Baptist Church

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an elevator and provide wheelchair spaces in the sanctuary.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Elgin, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install a platform lift to provide access to lower level, redesign exterior walks, and add a new front door to provide accessibility.

Membership/Philanthropy

Alliance for Aging Research

Washington, DC
$30,000
One-year grant for 2013 support.

Council on Foundations

Arlington, Virginia
$13,300
One-year grant for program support and administrative expenses.

Donors Forum

Chicago, Illinois
$12,595
One-year grant for 2013 program support and administrative expenses.

The Foundation Center

New York, New York
$12,000
One-year grant for 2013 program support.

Grantmakers in Aging

Arlington, Virginia
$15,000
One-year grant for 2013 program support.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, DC
$15,000
One-year grant for 2013 program support.