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Grant Awards 2018 Grants

RESPONSIVE GRANTS

Advocacy

Food Research and Action Center

Washington, D.C.
$91,570
A one-year grant to increase low-income older adults’ access to and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
A two-year grant to provide Language Access Assistance Services for older Chicago Housing Authority tenants with limited proficiency in English.

Justice in Aging

Washington, D.C.
$80,000
A one-year grant to continue advocacy efforts that decrease improper billing and increase access to health care for low-income adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization

Chicago, Illinois
$30,000
A third-year grant to continue training older residents in low-income housing to advocate for improving the quality and safety of affordable housing units.

Legal Council for Health Justice

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
A one-year grant to continue advocacy to protect the rights of older Illinoisans receiving Medicaid.

Medicare Rights Center

New York, New York
$137,500
A one-year grant to continue working in partnership with the Center for Medicare Advocacy to protect access to quality healthcare coverage for older Americans.

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs

Washington, D.C.
$20,000
A one-year grant for a national grassroots advocacy campaign to support the Congregate Dining Program under the Older Americans Act.

National Consumer Law Center

Boston, Massachusetts
$56,214
A one-year grant to support advocacy addressing reverse mortgage foreclosure policies and provide technical assistance to legal service attorneys handling reverse mortgage foreclosure cases.

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Washington, D.C.
$90,750
A one-year grant to undertake direct advocacy with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide clarity in expectations around nursing home closure, including the role of states in collaborating with partners, sharing closure plans, and protecting residents’ rights throughout the closure and transfer process.

Pension Rights Center

Washington, D.C.
$60,000
A one-year grant to continue efforts to protect retirees from potential pension benefit reductions and find solutions to save financially distressed multiemployer pension plans.

Woodstock Institute

Chicago, Illinois
$15,000
A one-year grant to improve older persons’ access to safe, affordable, convenient, and appropriate financial services and stop harm to older people caused by high-cost, predatory financial services.

Direct Service

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Kirksville, Missouri
$27,635
A one-year grant to continue delivering oral health education to older adults and increasing their access to dental care.

AARP Foundation

Washington, D.C.
$265,126
An 18-month grant to develop educational videos for family caregivers who must manage complex medical equipment in caring for older adults.

Alliance for Aging, Inc.

Miami, Florida
$40,562
A one-year grant to deliver the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to Creole-speaking older persons.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin
$39,972
A second-year grant to provide support for three new outreach offices in high need, underserved areas of Wisconsin.

Antioch Area Healthcare Accessibility Alliance

Antioch, Illinois
$25,000
A second-year grant to increase access to health-related services for community-dwelling older adults.

Center for Disability and Elder Law, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$35,000
A third-year grant to provide access to community-based, pro bono legal services for low-income older persons.

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
$35,000
A one-year grant to continue improving the capacity of the CyberNavigator program to serve older adults better and expand the program to other Chicago Public Library branches.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Chicago, Illinois
$85,790
A second-year grant to support mental health services for low-income senior housing residents who have symptoms of a hoarding disorder.

Chinese American Service League, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$45,000
A one-year grant to continue bringing EnhanceFitness, an evidence-based exercise program, to elderly Chinese residents.

Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly

Chicago, Illinois
$45,000
A one-year grant to strengthen the Language Access Center and expand language assistance services offered to older people in Illinois who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach, Inc.

Boynton Beach, Florida
$37,048
An eight-month grant to address food insecurity and provide home-based support services for low-income older adults.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Chicago, Illinois
$113,161
A 15-month grant to support a primary care-based, depression treatment program for older adults that incorporates the use of wellness tools and peer support services.

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County

DeKalb, Illinois
$32,225
A one-year grant for a mentoring program that connects volunteers with older adults who are isolated or lonely.

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Menasha, Wisconsin
$30,000
A one-year grant to create meaningful opportunities for older adults to participate in the vitality of their neighborhoods through an asset-based, intergenerational approach.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Chicago, Illinois
$45,000
A five-month grant to conduct a planning project for a prepared meals program for low-income older adults.

Heart2Heart Senior Outreach of South Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$35,000
A third-year grant to expand a program that connects volunteers with isolated nursing home residents.

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
A one-year grant to partner with Rush University Medical Center to replicate the CAPABLE program with clients currently enrolled in H.O.M.E.’s Upkeep & Repair Service Program.

Housing Options Provided for the Elderly, Inc.

University City, Missouri
$75,000
A third-year grant to counsel older homeowners who may default on their Home Equity Conversion Mortgages and train 40 additional housing counselors to assist borrowers who are in arrears.

Howard Brown Health

Chicago, Illinois
$45,072
A one-year grant to advance programming for LGBTQ older adults.

ITNGateway

St. Charles, Missouri
$39,985
A one-year grant to provide dignified transportation for older persons and adults with visual impairments who live in under-resourced areas of St. Louis County.

JourneyCare Foundation

Glenview, Illinois
$75,000
A 17-month grant to pilot a home-based, primary care program for older people with multiple chronic diseases who have difficulty accessing care in traditional office settings.

LAF

Chicago, Illinois
$25,000
A one-year grant to continue providing free legal services to low-income, older Cook County residents to ensure their financial stability.

Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

Cicero, Illinois
$39,523
A one-year grant to continue expanding services in the Berwyn/Cicero area, including caregiver support groups, programs for care recipients, case management, and community resources.

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach, Florida
$50,000
A one-year grant to continue providing legal services and education about benefits, justice, and estate planning for older veterans in Palm Beach County.

Life Matters Media, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
$21,666
A third-year grant for a project to encourage advance care planning among older people in the Chatham neighborhood.

Lincoln Park Village, Inc. dba The Village Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
A one-year grant to create co-mentoring relationships between older and younger adults to showcase cross-generational, bi-directional learning.

Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly

Palatine, Illinois
$38,790
A one-year grant to launch a Music Therapy Program and enhance volunteer services for the benefit of low-income older residents of St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly.

Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired dba Friedman Place

Chicago, Illinois
$18,545
A one-year grant to provide additional services to older adults who are blind or visually impaired by supporting the Certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist position.

Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County, Inc.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$69,125
A one-year grant to implement an inter-professional, holistic approach for in-home assessment of falls, medication risk, and mental health screening for older clients of the Fresh Meals On Wheels Program.

Milwaukee Christian Center, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$47,500
A one-year grant to support the continued adaptation of Stepping On, an evidence-based falls prevention program, for use with Southeast Asian older adults.

North West Housing Partnership

Schaumburg, Illinois
$120,265
A two-year grant to pilot a health-housing strategy by implementing a CAPABLE demonstration in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

Oak Park, Illinois
$15,000
A one-year grant to continue supporting a nutrition program targeting low-income, homebound older adults.

Public Interest Law Initiative

Chicago, Illinois
$6,600
A one-year grant to expand a collaborative project with the Center for Disability and Elder Law, bringing legal services to low-income older adults through law student internships.

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois
$50,000
A third-year grant for a program to facilitate behavior and lifestyle changes among older African American women who are overweight, pre-diabetic, or diabetic.

Saint John’s Community Care

Collinsville, Illinois
$30,619
A one-year grant to launch a program for older adults with early stage dementia and their caregivers.

SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging

Springfield, Missouri
$27,506
A one-year grant to implement the evidence-based Stress-Busting Program for caregivers in southwest Missouri.

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago

Cicero, Illinois
$36,400
A second-year grant to increase the frequency and intensity of nursing care to promote the independence of older group home residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
$133,552
A one-year grant to provide pension counseling to older individuals in Illinois.

White Crane Wellness Center

Chicago, Illinois
$55,000
A third-year grant to support the continued dissemination and implementation of fall prevention programs for older adults.

Professional Training and Development

AgeOptions, Inc.

Oak Park, Illinois
$125,000
A one-year continuation grant to support Make Medicare Work (MMW), a coalition that helps older Illinoisans access affordable healthcare and use their benefits effectively, and to implement the first year of a business plan to sustain MMW.

The Arc of the United States

Washington, D.C.
$72,000
A third-year grant in support of a training program for professionals who work with older adult caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
$115,333
A one-year grant for an online training program to help staff at senior centers address the behavioral health needs of older people.

Bridges Together, Inc.

Sudbury, Massachusetts
$35,000
A one-year grant to develop an online platform to help organizations
learn how to strengthen their intergenerational programs.

Generations United

Washington, D.C.
$99,189
A second-year grant to continue a collaborative project focused on enhancing high-quality intergenerational programs in senior housing communities.

Mercy Housing Lakefront

Chicago, Illinois
$41,500
A two-year grant to provide gerontology training to service coordinators and case managers in affordable senior housing, to meet the needs of residents who are aging in place.

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.

Bethesda, Maryland
$125,675
A one-year grant to provide technical assistance for staff at Federally Qualified Health Centers to support the adoption of the PACE program, which addresses the health care needs of low-income, older patients in ways that allow them to continue living in the community and avoid nursing home placement.

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington
$59,997
A one-year grant to develop a training program that helps occupational therapists incorporate motivational interviewing principles and strategies into their treatment of older adults, empowering the clients to actively participate in the management of their own care.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
$93,655
A one-year grant to evaluate the efficacy of a video intervention designed to create positive changes in the attitudes and behaviors about aging among staff in senior living settings.

Research

Athens Area Community Foundation

Athens, Georgia
$35,999
A one-year grant to study the impact of bereavement on the well-being of older adults in Georgia.

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
$67,980
A two-year research grant to test the efficacy of a memory strategy that capitalizes on socioemotional processing to benefit older learners.

Eldercare Workforce Alliance

Washington, D.C.
$33,500
A one-year grant to update key information from the Retooling for an Aging America report.

Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Atlanta, Georgia
$55,424
An 18-month grant to test the feasibility of the Everyday Memory and Metacognitive Intervention during the early stages of transitioning from work to retirement and determine its ability to protect and preserve functioning over the long-term.

Gerontological Society of America

Washington, D.C.
$3,120
A three-month grant to further the inclusion of effective family caregiver supports and resources in government-funded long-term service and support programs, to ensure that frail older persons and their family caregivers live with dignity in their communities and maintain quality of life.

Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center

Oxford, Ohio
$195,508
An 18-month grant to study how local tax levy programs that fund services for older adults are currently being used and how these programs can be leveraged and expanded to bring support services and resources to family caregivers.

National Institute on Retirement Security

Washington, D.C.
$23,300
A six-month grant for a research report that will inform policymakers and stakeholders regarding the national economic impact of public, private, and multiemployer pension plans and the impact of state and local plans on a state-by-state basis.

Northwestern University

Chicago, Illinois
$160,657
A two-year grant to compare the impact of a high- and a moderate-intensity walking program on frail, older residents in an assisted living community.

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
$83,775
A 17-month grant to conduct a survey that identifies characteristics of the social services workforce in nursing homes, documents the diverse responsibilities handled by these workers, and defines critical areas for training that will lead to improved care for older nursing residents.

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
$187,500
A three-year grant to build sustainability for the Elder Economic Security Standard Index, a unique, geographically-specific measure of the income required for older people to stay in their homes and remain independent.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia
$154,581
An 18-month grant to study the nature, extent, and impact of abuse by perpetrators who are also designated as surrogate decision makers for individuals 65 years and older.

Organizational Capacity Building Program

Standard OCB Grants

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Chicago, Illinois
$39,164
A four-month grant for a collaborative project to build the capacity of private pay, in-home care programs targeting Asian American older adults in Chicago.

CJE SeniorLife

Chicago, Illinois
$48,000
A second-year grant to continue updating the organization’s technology infrastructure in ways that will support quality improvement efforts, foster client health, manage service costs, and document client outcomes accurately.

Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
$21,082
A six-month grant to guide the Center for Gerontology’s strategic planning process.

Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Green Bay, Wisconsin
$10,000
A one-year grant to build community-based support and strengthen the organizational capacity of area nonprofits serving aging populations in rural communities.

Hope Meadows

Rantoul, Illinois
$38,902
A one-year grant to develop an organizational strategy to address the mounting needs of the community’s aging population.

OCB Flexible Fund Grants

American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM)

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to explore a strategic collaboration between AAHCM and the Home Centered Care Institute to strengthen both organizations and improve outcomes for the older people they serve.

Escorted Transportation Service Northwest

Arlington Heights, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to engage a consultant to support a strategic planning process.

Hanul Family Alliance

Chicago, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to engage a consultant in the development of a preliminary business plan for a fee-for-service program.

Meals At Home

Evanston, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant for a planning process to accommodate organizational growth.

Seniors Assistance Center

Norridge, Illinois
$4,000
A six-month grant to work with a consultant on a strategic planning process.     

Other

Alliance for Aging Research

Washington, D.C.
$30,000
A one-year grant for 2018 membership support.

Council on Foundations

Arlington, Virginia
$17,900
A one-year grant for 2018 membership support.

Forefront

Chicago, Illinois
$11,366
A one-year grant for 2018 membership support.

The Foundation Center

New York, New York
$12,000
A one-year grant for 2018 membership support.

Gerontological Society of America

Washington, D.C.
$25,000
A one-year grant to educate journalists about new scientific findings, social and policy debates, and innovations and solutions for key aging-related.

Grantmakers in Aging

Arlington, Virginia
$15,000
A four-month grant to continue efforts to advance aging-focused philanthropy.

Grantmakers in Health

Washington, D.C.
$10,000
A three-month grant to support aging-focused educational programs.

Grantmakers in Health

Washington, D.C.
$2,875
A one-year grant for 2018 membership support.

Loyola University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$75,000
A one-year grant to establish a scholarship, to be awarded annually, in the name of Nathaniel McParland, M.D.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
$7,500
A one-year grant to support the free Senior Matinee performance of “Idomeneo” for low-income, older adults in Chicago.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Washington, D.C.
$15,000
A one-year grant for 2018 membership support.