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Dignity in Aging

Dignity in Aging


By the year 2050, for the first time in history, seniors over the age
of 60 will outnumber children under the age of 15.
Florida has the highest concentration of older Americans in the country and Broward has Florida's fastest growing population of people over 85. More than half report they need help with everyday activities. Elder services receive just 2% of County dollars, the lowest of all seven of the County's focus areas.
An increase in the availability and quality of support services for those over 80 has the potential to improve the quality of life of 1 in every 5 Broward residents.

To update systems, connect access points, and strengthen programs to meet the growing needs of the rapidly expanding population of residents over 80.

Projects we will support, must demonstrate impact in one or more areas:
  • Increase connections between service providers to create a continuum of care and address gaps so that elderly can have easier access to information and services. Creation/establishment of innovative systems of care so elderly get the help they need when they need it.
  • Strengthen and expand programs that help maintain independence and mental and physical health.  Address the rise in older adults needing help with every day activities such as driving, finances, housework, cooking, and personal care services.  Alleviate social isolation and engage elderly in ways to improve mental and physical health.
  • Affect the quality and innovation of caregiving services for total family health with attention to alleviation of physical and psychological health of the caregiver that results from chronic stress, which comprises the quality of care to the elders they serve.
Download grant cycles and eligibility document. If you are considering multi-year funding, please email Angelica Rosas at for the multi-year budget bundle.

The eligibility criteria:
Eligible applicants include:
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or County Agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • If applicable, organizations must have submitted required evaluation reports for all prior grants from the Foundation
  • Current grantees must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered
Animal Welfare, Dignity in Aging, Economic Independence
Application Starts: September 22, 2016
Application Deadline: November 4, 2016
Grants Awarded: February 2017
Grant Range: Up to $100,000o

View Animal Welfare  |   Apply
View Dignity in Aging
View Economic Independence  Apply
Eligibility and Multi-year bundle
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At the Table: Issues that Matter 

What can your organization do to positively impact our aging residents? Local nonprofit leaders and residents from the community engaged in lively discussions about Dignity in Aging at the Community Foundation of Broward. Download topics discussed, the event presentation and view photos.

Click on the links below to download the following:
  • Topics we uncovered in group sessions  |  Download
  • Power Point presentation  |  Download
Dignity in Aging #1 
Wednesday, January 6 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Dignity in Aging #2 
Friday, January 8 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
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