Funding Opportunities



August 21

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center 

Grant Cycle opens September 9, 2019

***Prior grantees are now able to re-apply after one year from notification of past grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.***

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2nd Cycle 2019 Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1) and High Impact Priority Quality of Life (Tiers 2, 3, & 4) 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. High Impact Priority QOL grants fund projects in the following high-priority areas: Tier 2 – Transportation, Respite/Caregiving, and Disaster Response (grants up to $30,000); Tier 3 – Nursing Home Transition (grants up to $40,000); and Tier 4 – Employment (grants up to $50,000).

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply after one year from notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation. The 2019 Second Cycle Direct Effect and High Impact Priority grant period will start on January 1, 2020; therefore, prior grantees who have received notification of grant closure for their past award by January 2019 are eligible to apply.

We encourage you to read the 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.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Monday, September 16th 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 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 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, September 20th.

2nd Cycle 2019 Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar

• Open Direct Effect and High Impact Priority Quality of Life Grants Cycle – 9/9/19

• Quality of Life Grants Application Technical Assistance Webinar – 9/16/19 from 3:00 – 4:00 EST.

• Application Submission Deadline – 10/22/19

• Applicants Notified Via Email – mid- to late-December

• Projects start – 1/1/20

• Projects close – 12/31/20

August 2019

Jean Griswold Foundation Grants for Respite

The 2020 grant application process will be open from September 16th, 2019 through October 31st, 2019. Sign up to be notified as soon as the application is available.

Past Guidelines (these may change when new application process opens in September 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.

May 9, 2019 

Field Hall Foundation Grants

The Foundation awards grants to not-for-profits and local government for programs and projects that will improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, New York. One of our priority/focus areas is respite and support for caregivers. This is a new grant-giving foundation, and just recently completed their first grant cycle by awarding eight grants between $5,000 and $75,000, totaling $274,000.

The Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Winter 2019/20 Grant Cycle. The deadline to submit LOIs is June 21, 2019.

For more information, please visit the website: or contact:

Patti Lavan Horvath
Program Officer
Office: 914-813-9103 Mobile: 914-843-1943
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Field Hall Foundation
2302 Catherine Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567


 May 1, 2019

New Funding Opportunity from the Administration for Community Living: National Volunteer Care Corps

ACL has released a new funding opportunity for the establishment of the National Volunteer Care Corps. Under this new opportunity, ACL will fund one cooperative agreement under which the grantee will focus activity in two priority areas: 1) adding to the nation’s capacity to support volunteer programs that provide non-medical care to assist caregivers, older adults, and/or persons with disabilities; and 2) advancing innovative models that support local volunteer programs that provide non-medical care to assist caregivers, older adults, and/or persons with disabilities.

An informational call for interested applicants will be held on May 6, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET. The dial-in information is 888-566-6197 Passcode: 1135515.

This Funding Opportunity closes on June 21, 2019.


May 1, 2019

Retirement Research Foundation

Proposals for direct service projects are considered from organizations based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida. Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S. RRF offers an opportunity for applicants to submit a brief (1 - 3 pages) Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as part of its grantmaking process.

LOI Deadline: June 15, 2019.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Learn more.

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

Brookdale 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


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.