Kendal Charitable Funds: Promising Innovations GrantDeadline: May 19, 2017
The Promising Innovations Grant purpose is to support improvements in serving older adults that are reflective of a pioneering spirit in the field of aging. As a system of not-for-profit communities, programs and services founded on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Kendal aspires to transform the experience of aging, guided by Kendal’s values and practices. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal System and with caring people outside of it to transform culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.
Proposed projects must support aging in place and combat isolation of older adults through engagement in purposeful and meaningful ways within the greater community, designed to affirm their value and connectedness. Kendal Charitable Funds hopes to identify factors that lead to isolation and to address them before and/or after they occur, especially utilizing new, replicable models.
Amount: Grants of up to $50,000 may be made; several smaller grants may be made rather than one or two larger ones. The Foundation looks for opportunities where seed money can nurture an idea to make a measurable difference.
Eligibility: Organizations with IRS section 501(c)(3) or 7871 status may apply.