Grant Opportunities:
Dignity in Aging

What We Are Looking for

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:

  • An expansion of existing successful programs.
  • A new program.
  • Replication of successful local or national program models.
  • Development of community networks and partnerships easily accessible by seniors.
  • Provision of community-based services needed by the targeted population and easily accessible by seniors.

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.
Application Information

To meet the needs of the community during the coronavirus crisis, the Community Foundation of Broward may change our usual grantmaking process to get resources where they are needed the most as quickly as possible. As a result:

  1. Grant application guidelines and deadlines may be changed. Check this webpage for future grant application opportunities.
  2. Grants may be renewed or awarded based on pressing community needs, without an RFP process.
  3. Grant applications to fill targeted gaps in community services may be offered by invitation only, via email invitations

For more information email Angelica Rosas, Strategic Grants Manager at arosas@cfbroward.org.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Application Start: Closed
Application Deadline: Closed
Grants Awarded: TBA
Grant Range: Up to $100,000

Click here to download the Dignity in Aging Application

Click here to download "The Silver Tsunami: Is Broward Ready?" report
Click here to download the Broward Elder Analysis

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Eligibility

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.

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Non-discrimination Policy

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.