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Grant Awards 2014 Grants

Responsive Grants

Advocacy

AgeOptions, Inc.

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

Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$35,000
Second-year support to continue advocacy efforts on behalf of community care provider agencies and ethnic elders affected by Illinois’ transition to managed care.

Illinois Pioneer Coalition

Quincy, Illinois
$50,000
Eighteen-month grant for a statewide consumer education campaign regarding culture change in long-term
care facilities.

National Academy of Social Insurance

Washington, D.C.
$75,000
Second-year support to educate consumers about how waiting to claim Social Security could increase retirement benefits significantly.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
Second-year support for education about the retirement insecurity facing private sector workers and the benefits of creating an Illinois Automatic IRA Program to improve economic security.

The Equal Rights Center

Washington, D.C.
$35,819
One-year grant to promote equal housing opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults through outreach, training, and advocacy.

The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.

New York, New York
$65,000
One-year grant to strengthen the effectiveness of state coalitions on mental health and aging.

Woodstock Institute

Chicago, Illinois
$12,500
One-year grant to continue advocacy for a policy solution to improve retirement security for Illinois workers.

Direct Service

AgeOptions, Inc.

Oak Park, Illinois
$65,000
One-year grant to expand a culturally competent caregiver support program through a network of local churches.

Alivio Medical Center, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
Third-year support to continue a program that recruits and trains volunteers to help seniors access benefits and resources.

Alzheimer’s Community Care

West Palm Beach, Florida
$10,000
One-year grant to expand services to patients and families living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Chicago Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers

Chicago, Illinois
$27,500
One-year grant to increase and improve access to mental health services for seniors.

Chinese American Service League, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$55,000
Third-year support for the Matter of Balance falls prevention program, serving older Chinese immigrants.

Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.

Lexington, Kentucky
$20,000
One-year grant to provide repairs needed to keep older Appalachians safe in their homes.

Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Assn.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$30,000
One-year grant to provide case management and wellness programs for Hmong elderly.

Ford Heights Community Service Organization Inc.

Ford Heights, Illinois
$44,849
Second-year grant to support the Senior Wellness & Education Lifestyles and weekend hot meal programs, serving older adults.

Governors State University

University Park, Illinois
$20,000
One-year grant to provide opportunities for senior citizens to participate actively in music programs.

Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP

Chicago, Illinois
$44,720
One-year grant to hire a bilingual resident service assistant to improve the case management and service coordination for moderate- and low-income seniors.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Lantana, Florida
$23,906
One-year grant to establish a Parish Nursing Program to serve the needs of the elderly.

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast

Clearwater, Florida
$83,400
One-year grant for a collaboration to increase awareness of hospice services for older patients.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Third-year support to train volunteers to conduct state-level advocacy to improve the quality of life for older women.

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida

Naples, Florida
$31,543
One-year grant to expand the Senior Outreach and Support volunteer program.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
One-year grant to create an accessible outdoor space and raised garden beds in a rural retreat house for isolated and lonely elders.

Memory Care Home Solutions

St. Louis, Missouri
$88,000
Two-year grant to add occupational therapy to a model service program for caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

Mercy Housing Lakefront

Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
One-year grant to implement a health and wellness program for low-income seniors at Lakefront Residences of Grayslake.

NE Focal Point CASA, Inc.

Deerfield Beach, Florida
$9,238
One-year grant to expand a wellness program for seniors.

Pillars Community Services

LaGrange Park, Illinois
$50,000
Third-year support for PEARLS, a mental health treatment program for older adults

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Rockford, Illinois
$48,000
One-year grant to strengthen legal services for older adults.

Saint Anthony Hospital

Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
Third-year grant for outreach to Spanish-speaking elders to encourage their participation in the Senior Wellness Program.

Saint John’s Community Care

Collinsville, Illinois
$30,000
Second-year support for a new adult day service site in Edwardsville

Second Sense

Chicago, Illinois
$34,495
One-year grant to provide educational resources and training to community leaders of low-vision support groups.

Terra Nova Films, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$51,000
Sixteen-month grant to disseminate nationally a televised community forum on Alzheimer’s disease, offering education and resources for Hispanic families.

United Community Center, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$21,700
One-year grant to provide services to family caregivers of elderly Latinos with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$79,230
One-year grant to build an economically sustainable, home-based primary care program serving older adults from Chicago’s South Side.

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
$119,131
Third-year support to help resolve pension problems for retirees in Illinois.

Vets Helping Heroes, Inc.

Greenacres, Florida
$30,000
One-year grant to train assistance dogs to serve older veterans.

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Madison, Wisconsin
$69,643
One-year grant to design and implement a referral system for community clinics to promote evidenced-based health promotion programs.

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

Washington, D.C.
$40,000
One-year grant to help older adults, especially women, make appropriate financial decisions.

World Relief DuPage/Aurora

Wheaton, Illinois
$45,000
One-year grant to provide specialized mental health services for older refugees residing in DuPage and Kane counties to help them achieve and maintain independence.

Professional Training and Development

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
$15,000
One-year grant to establish a program to teach and mentor scholars on ways to improve the mental health and well-being of older adults.

Oral Health America

Chicago, Illinois
$60,076
One-year grant to train dental hygienists to deliver a community-based, oral health education program for older adults.

Pension Rights Center

Washington, D.C.
$75,000
One-year grant to continue training and technical assistance to the nation’s regional pension counseling and information centers.

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders, Inc.

New York, New York
$40,000
One-year grant to continue enhancements to the National Resource Center’s training program for aging services providers.

Research

American Society on Aging 

San Francisco, California
$25,000
One-year grant to support a collaborative project involving eight national aging organizations to conduct research that will help reframe the perception of aging in America.

Brown University School of Public Health, Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research

Providence, Rhode Island
$107,179
One-year grant to conduct research characterizing changes in the quality of Medicare beneficiaries’ end-of-life care from 2000 to 2012.

Education, Training and Research Associates

Scotts Valley, California
$69,950
Third-year support to expand and sustain a successful sleep intervention for nursing home residents.

Institute of Medicine

Washington, D.C.
$75,000
Fifteen-month grant to support expert review and completion of a report designed to translate research on cognitive health and aging into practice.

Institute of Medicine

Washington, D.C.
$100,000
Twenty-two month grant to complete a comprehensive review of family caregiving in the U.S. and develop and broadly disseminate recommendations for improved policies and practices to assist caregivers.

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon
$139,920
Eighteen-month grant to strengthen the quality and fidelity with which providers implement the POLST program to honor the end-of-life care preferences of persons with serious advanced illness.

Texas Woman’s University

Denton, Texas
$49,999
One-year grant to explore and implement a cultural heritage program in nursing homes.

The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio
$61,288
Two-year grant for research to determine if older adults can be effectively trained to protect themselves against scams.

The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Texas
$78,148
Eighteen-month grant to test Whole Body Vibration’s potential to reduce the fall risk and fall rate in older Hispanic adults.

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
$75,014
Eighteen-month grant to test the feasibility of developing a national database to study the Village model.

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
$96,180
One-year grant to understand the functioning of disaster response network systems with regard to the rural elderly.

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
$153,381
Two-year grant to implement and evaluate an intergenerational gardening program to improve the health and well-being of rural older adults.

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
$69,075
One-year grant to test new tools for aging services professionals to use in protecting elders from financial abuse.

Wider Opportunities for Women

Washington, D.C.
$97,000
Two-year grant to provide technical assistance on the Elder Economic Insecurity Rate to help communities define and measure the needs of older residents.

Organizational Capacity Building Grants

 Standard OCB Grants

Center of Concern

Park Ridge, Illinois
$46,420
One-year grant to implement a strategic fundraising plan.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Chicago, Illinois
$24,000
One-year grant for a project to align the staffing structure and management team with the organization’s strategic goals.

CJE SeniorLife

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
One-year grant to redesign systems to become financially viable as a managed care vendor.

Elderday Center, Inc.

Batavia, Illinois
$14,450
One-year grant to educate and train the organization’s Board of Directors on governance.

OCB Flexible Fund Grants

Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling NFP

Highland Park, Illinois
$5,000
Six-month grant to obtain consultation on a fundraising campaign plan.

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorder Alliance

Chicago, Illinois
$4,400
Six-month grant for an organizational assessment to prioritize capacity building needs and opportunities.

Open Communities

Winnetka, Illinois
$5,000
Six-month grant to obtain consultation on succession planning.

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes

Evanston, Illinois
$5,000
Six-month grant to obtain consultation on a plan for future growth.

Flexible Support Pilot

Aging Care Connections

La Grange, Illinois
$206,000
Two-year grant to support a new organizational structure that allows for a systematic approach to financial management and staff retention.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$150,000
Two-year grant to re-instate the Red Tape Cutters Program at its south suburban site.

CJE SeniorLife

Chicago, Illinois
$210,000
Two-year grant to restore staffing levels for community-based services.

Hanul Family Alliance

Chicago, Illinois
$120,300
Two-year grant to improve human resource management to retain high-quality workers and effectively respond to the needs of older clients.

Illinois Gives Big Matching Grants

AgeOptions, Inc.

Oak Park, Illinois
$2,285

Aging Care Connections

La Grange, Illinois
$5,000

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago-St. Scholastica Monastery

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Cambodian Association of Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
$370

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

CJE SeniorLife

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Elderday Center, Inc.

Batavia, Illinois
$2,200

Friedman Place

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Hands On Suburban Chicago

Arlington Heights, Illinois
$5,000

Hanul Family Alliance

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Lincoln Park Village, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Northwest Side Housing Center

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000

Seniors Assistance Center

Norridge, Illinois
$2,165

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes

Evanston, Illinois
$5,000

Accessible Faith Grants

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Charles, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to remodel the church’s entrance for accessibility, including construction of a concrete ramp.

Edgewater Presbyterian Church

Chicago, Illinois
$28,763
Eighteen-month grant to construct a concrete entrance ramp and install automatic door openers.

Epworth United Methodist Church

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to construct a sloped sidewalk and a new parking lot with accessible spaces, and install automatic door openers.

Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

Glenview, Illinois
$16,600
Eighteen-month grant to construct new entrance doors and install automatic door openers.

Saint John’s Lutheran Church

Hebron, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an enclosed vertical platform lift to provide unrestricted access to the entrance and all building levels.

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church and School

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an elevator to make all building levels accessible.

Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Evanston

Evanston, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an interior vertical platform lift to increase accessibility to all building levels.

Saint Pius X Parish

Lombard, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to construct two new accessible restrooms.

Saint Therese Chinese Catholic Church

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
Eighteen-month grant to install an enclosed vertical platform lift to provide unrestricted access to the entrance and all building levels.

The Little Home Church by the Wayside

Wayne, Illinois
$9,726
Eighteen-month grant to replace entrance doors and install automatic door openers.

Other Grants

Alliance for Aging Research

Washington, D.C.
$30,000
One-year grant for 2014 support.

Council on Foundations

Arlington, Virginia
$12,800
One-year grant for 2014 program support.

Donors Forum

Chicago, Illinois
$9,400
One-year grant for 2014 program support.

Gerontological Society of America

Washington, D.C.
$30,000
Three-year grant to fund special projects.

Grantmakers in Aging

Arlington, Virginia
$15,000
One-year grant for 2014 program support.

Grantmakers in Health

Washington, D.C.
$2,875
One-year grant for 2014 program support.

The Foundation Center

New York, New York
$12,000
One-year grant for 2014 program support.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, D.C.
$15,000
One-year grant for 2014 program support.