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Kendal Charitable Funds: Fund for Promising Innovations

Deadline: May 17, 2019

Kendal Charitable Funds is seeking ideas that can enhance the lives of an aging population through services and research. Kendal is interested in developing new understandings and awareness of issues and opportunities in support of this initiative. Priority will be given to projects that have significant potential for change and replication.

The Fund for Promising Innovations grant program will support organizations working to address the needs of individuals 60 or older, aging in place in an urban setting, who are living at or below the federal poverty line (FPL). The grant program focus is on the following topic: With 90% of individuals over age 65 saying they want to live at home, successful and replicable aging in place models continue to challenge aging services (see background document: (https://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/ppi/liv-com/ib190.pdf).

The Foundation uses the following definitions:

  • Urban area: Refers to towns, cities, and suburbs with a population of a least 5,000
  • Poverty line: A level of personal or family income that falls at or below the Federal Poverty Level (see: https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines)
  • Aging-in-Place: Individuals remaining in their own home, the home of a relative or friend, or someplace outside of an institution such as a nursing home, continuing care retirement community/life-plan community with multiple levels of care available to meet various care needs, or assisted living facility

Amount: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded over a two-year period.

Eligibility: The Foundation seeks proposals from existing nonprofit consortiums. Consortiums are defined as a combination or group of two or more. The following types of organizations are eligible to apply:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • 7871 federally recognized tribal government status

Link: https://www.kendalcharitablefunds.org/2019-grant-opp/

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