Funding Opportunities

 from the private sector


March 4, 2020


For Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

Seed Grants Available for the Creation or Expansion of Supportive Services to Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

Teaneck, New Jersey - March 4, 2020 - The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation or expansion of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Up to 15 programs will be selected to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively), contingent upon progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future. On-going technical assistance will also be provided. Any 501 (c)(3) or equivalent not-for-profit organization can apply. The RFP proposal and guidelines can be downloaded by visiting the website:

Proposals are due at the Brookdale Foundation Group office in New Jersey on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Selected applicants will be required to attend an Orientation and Training Conference, as our guests, to be held October 22-24, 2020 in Teaneck, NJ.

For Additional Information Contact:

Melinda Perez-Porter, Director
Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)
The Brookdale Foundation Group
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February 29, 2020

AARP Purpose Prize

The AARP Purpose Prize celebrates people age 50 and older who are using their creativity and the inspiration that life experience brings to make a difference.

Through the program, a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization founded by each of the five winners will receive $50,000 to broaden the scope of the organization's work. Applications go through a formal, structured review process, including review by a jury of national leaders who have used their life experience to make a difference. Based on the jury's recommendations, the CEO of AARP will select the final winners.

In addition, AARP will recognize other outstanding applicants by designating up to ten fellows, with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded by each of the fellows receiving $5,000 each as well as access to a number of supports and resources.

To be eligible for a prize or fellowship, applicants must be a founder or co-founder of a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization in the U.S. that is using an innovative approach to address an existing or emerging problem; be at least 50 years old and started the work at age 40 or later; be able to clearly document the impact of the organization's work; be a legal resident of the United States, or a U.S. citizen living abroad, or a resident of a U.S. territory; and not be involved in a project that is exclusively religious or sectarian. (People working in faith-based settings that have a broader social mission are eligible and encouraged to apply.)

For more information about the AARP Purpose Prize, including eligibility criteria, application instructions, and an FAQ, see the AARP website.

Link to Complete RFP

January 15, 2020

Community Care Corps Grants Available

Congress funded the Volunteer Caregiver Corps and ACL awarded the grant to a team to manage the funds headed up by The Oasis Institute in Missouri. They have now issued an RFP for funding of volunteer caregiver initiatives. This is a great opportunity for state respite coalitions, grantees and their partners and the ARCH Network to expand or help sustain volunteer respite opportunities.

Community Care Corps is looking for innovative models utilizing local volunteers to assist family caregivers, older adults, or persons with disabilities maintain their independence. Visit for more information.  You can find the RFP and additional information on the website.

See Press Release for more information.

Informational Webinar for Applicants

January 29
1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Central Time

Please click to join the Zoom Meeting

January 24, 2020

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center 

Grant Cycle Open February 3, 2020

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 1st Cycle 2020 Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1) and Expanded Effect Quality of Life (Tier 5) grants initiatives.

Quality of Life (QOL) grants are federally funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) (Cooperative Agreement Number 90PRRC0002-02-00).

Direct Effect QOL grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

Expanded Effect QOL grants are awarded to previously funded QOL grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. Approximately six (6) grants of up to $100,000 each will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply for funding one year following the close of their grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

We encourage you to read the updated Application and Program Guidelines, which include new Eligibility Criteria, and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process.

Scoring rubrics and application review forms are now included in the guidelines to enable applicants to better understand how their proposals are evaluated.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Monday, February 10th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. You may register HERE or on our website.

QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal.  The online application submission deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

The Foundation is no longer able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, we welcome you to submit questions about the application process to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on our website. The deadline for emailed questions is Friday, February 14th.

2020 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar

• Cycle Opens: February 3, 2020

• Technical Assistance Webinar: February 10, 2020; 3:00 EASTERN REGISISTER HERE

• Deadline for emailed questions: February 14, 2020

• Proposals Due: March 16, 2020

• External Review: March 19-April 22

• Internal Review: April 27-May 18

• Grants awarded and funded by the end of May 2020

• Grant period: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021




Ongoing opportunities

Retirement Research Foundation

Retirement Research Foundation’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas:

Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans

Direct Service: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports

Professional Education and Training: Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults

Research: Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

Applications for Responsive Grants are considered three times per year. The deadlines for the submission of applications are February 1, May 1, and August 1.

For more information, visit

Evidence For Action - Ongoing Opportunity 

Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, Evidence for Action accepts Letters of Intent on a rolling basis to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. ARCH has been in discussion with them about respite research in relation to the work of the Expert Panel on Respite Research and they are very willing to entertain research proposals that follow the Expert Panel’s Research framework. For more information, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., author of the report and ARCH facilitator of the Expert Panel.

The application process and requirements can be found at . Letters of Intent that are viewed favorably will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal and awards are for 36 months. Preference is given to applicants that are public entities, institutes of higher education, or nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. or its territories. 501(c)(3) organizations as well as other types of non-profit and for-profit organizations are welcome to apply.