Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Improving the Lives of Older Adults

Kendal Charitable Funds is seeking proposals for promising innovations that will transform the experience of aging. Established in 1989, the organization raises and disburses funds in support of the charitable purposes of the Kendal Corporation and its affiliates, a system of not-for-profit communities, programs, and services for older adults.

The funds' Promising Innovations grant program seeks to support new projects designed to enhance the lives of older adults, whether through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of the potential for aging well. The program is looking for pilot projects that address one or more of these criteria. Priority will be given to opportunities that have the greatest potential for change and replication to impact the greatest number of individuals. 

Potential project topics include but are not limited to 1) The Field of Aging — wellness enhancement, quality of life, multi-generational relationships, and home and community; and 2) Populations of Older Adults — frail, thriving, underserved, minority, and cognitively impaired. In addition, the foundation may consider other grants to individuals and organizations whose proposals compliment these topics.  Grants are available only for new programs; existing programs are not eligible for funding.

Amount: $25,000

Date due: June 15, 2012

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