Kendal Charitable Funds announced its 2017 Promising Innovations Grant topic. With 90 percent of individuals over age 65 saying they want to live at home, successful and replicable aging in place models continue to challenge aging services. At the heart of this challenge is the risk of social isolation many older adults may face.
Kendal Charitable Funds’ 2017 Promising Innovations Grant seeks proposals that support aging in place and combat isolation of older adults through engagement in purposeful and meaningful ways within the greater community, designed to affirm their value and connectedness. Kendal hopes to identify factors that lead to isolation and to address them before and/or after they occur, especially utilizing new, replicable models.
Promising Innovation grants take their place in a field that is expanding rapidly to meet the needs of a burgeoning population of elders where money can nurture a pioneering idea to make a measurable difference.
Grants will not normally exceed $50,000 and will normally be for a two-year period. The award recipient will be notified in November 2017. Funding will begin in January 2018. Those considering submitting an online Letter of Intent should review the 2017 Grant Seeker Guidelines.
Letters of intent will be accepted until May 19, 2017. Click here for access to the grant application portal.
Contact: Diane Massey