The Community Foundation of Broward, Jewish Federation of Broward County, and the United Way of Broward County (Funders Collaborative) will continue to jointly address the effects of isolation facing seniors in Broward County. We seek bold and innovative pilot projects that demonstrate an effective way to counter social isolation and its effects among the aging population (65+) residing in one of the following municipalities: Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines,Pompano Beach, and Tamarac.
Of special note, is that while United Way and Jewish Federation will support projects that serve seniors from 65 and up, the Community Foundation of Broward will grant only to projects that serve seniors age 80+ as this population experiences more acute issues of isolation due to immobility and health issues.
A successful project will present creative approaches to reduce social isolation that will result in a greater number of hard to reach older adults. This will remain the focus and projects that require congregate social activities are expected to be implemented once the community is safe to resume normal activities in light of COVID-19.
The project can be, but not limited to:
Each project must meet one or both of the following outcomes:
1. Increased/improved coordinated care, services, and social connections of isolated seniors that foster independence, improved well-being, decreased depression, vitality, functioning, and quality of life.
2. Remove barriers, such as transportation, for seniors to engage socially.
HOW TO APPLY
Application Start: February 5, 2020
Application Deadline: Extended to April 15, 2020 at Noon
Grants Awarded: June 5, 2020
Grant Range: Up to $100,000
Please be advised, online PhilNet applications are not available. Only hard copy applications will be accepted. We ask that applications be mailed to the Foundation using certified mail or FedEx/UPS by Noon on April 15, 2020.
Questions? Contact Angelica Rosas, Strategic Grants Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Funders Collaborative will accept applications from nonprofit agencies that have been determined by the Internal Revenue Service as agencies created for a charitable cause, most commonly categorized as 501(c)(3) organizations.Partnerships with governmental agencies and private sector entities are encouraged.
The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.