Funding Opportunities


March 20, 2019

Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes Fund
Deadline: April 5, 2019

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is accepting applications through Friday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST from nonprofits who can provide direct support to military and veteran caregivers nationwide for projects to be funded from its 2019 Hidden Heroes Grant Fund.

The Foundation will prioritize applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential of making measurable progress in the following areas:
• Caregiver case management
• Employment and workplace support
• Mental health
• Respite

Application and More Information

February 16, 2019

Drucker Institute Accepting Applications for Drucker Prize for Nonprofits

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The institute is accepting applications for the 27th annual Drucker Prize (formerly known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation). Through the program, a single nonprofit organization will be awarded $100,000 in recognition of work that is driving exceptional achievement and best exemplifies Drucker’s own definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” In addition to the one prize-winner, fifty semifinalists will receive access to comprehensive training and tools on the Drucker Prize learning platform.

See the Drucker Institute website for complete program guidelines, a list of past semi-finalists and first-place winners, and application instructions.

March 5, 2019

Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)
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

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 12, 2019.

Selected applicants will be required to attend an Orientation and Training Conference, as our guests, to be held October 24-26, 2019 in Teaneck, NJ.

For Additional Information Contact:
Melinda Perez-Porter, Director
Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)
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March 2019

Brookdlate Foundation Group
Group Respite Funding Opportunity

2019 Request for Proposals for Agencies Interested in Establishing a Group Respite or Early Memory Loss Program for Elders with Dementia

Deadline is 4:00 PM EDT on Wednesday June 26, 2019

The Brookdale National Group Respite Program seed grant initiative for the year 2019 are now available. For more information and to apply, visit

Since 1989, the Brookdale National Group Respite Program has awarded seed grants to organizations to develop and implement social model group respite programs. These day programs have served thousands of elders with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their family caregivers. In addition to group respite, the development of programs for people with Early Memory Loss (EML) is also supported through this grant initiative.

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

Griswold Grants for Respite

Sign up to be notified when the Jean Griswold Foundation starts accepting grant applications in Fall of 2019.


• Applicants must be a registered 501C nonprofit.

• Service location must be within 21 miles of a Griswold Home Care office located within multiple states. To check location of home care offices go to and enter your zip code.

• Your agency's mission must align with the objectives of Jean Griswold Foundation; those served must qualify as low income, population served must be elderly and or disabled individuals, and your programming must support an individual's goal of aging in place.

Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Funds must be utilized from January 1st of a calendar year through December 31st of that year. Two reports are required during the grant year; a mid-year report and a year-end report to remain in good standing with the foundation.

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.