2021 Grants

Grant Listings to be updated in Spring 2021. 

Advocacy

Documentary Educational Resources, Inc.
Watertown, Massachusetts
$100,000
A one-year grant to develop and broadcast a two-part radio documentary to examine how people age at home and how public policies affect the lives of older people.

Direct Service

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

International Institute of Metro St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
$49,578
A one-year grant for second-year support of RESET, a program that provides mental health screening, therapy, socialization, and psychoeducation for foreign-born adults, age 65 or older, and their families.

Research

Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Illinois
$175,000
An 18-month grant to pilot and test the feasibility and efficacy of a culturally responsive, internet-based health education intervention for Latina family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
$155,103
A one-year grant to rapidly develop, implement, and continuously evaluate a targeted, multifaceted, COVID-19 vaccine messaging and promotion strategy among Latinx older adults.

Organizational Capacity Building Program

OCB Flexible Fund Grants

(Funding limited to Illinois)

North Shore Senior Center
Northfield, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant to engage a consultant to lead the Board through a self-assessment process that will increase Board engagement and ensure best practices in governance. 

Senior Care Volunteer Network
Crystal Lake, Illinois
$5,000
A six-month grant for targeted consultation for strategic planning efforts.

Other

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Chicago, Illinois
$10,000
A six-month grant to provide fresh food and personal protective equipment to older adults living in Chicago’s Kenwood and Oakland communities.

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