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Unique Grants To Benefit Seniors

Mon, Jan 7, 2019 @ 09:01 AM / by Vickie Garton-Gundling posted in food grants, food program grants, education funds, educational opportunities, grants for senior citizens, older Americans, elderly, aging, education grant, women's economic empowerment, senior citizens, grants for the elderly, grants, finding funding, looking for grants

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When most people hear “grants for seniors,” they immediately think of grants to start a new senior center or grants to improve activities in senior homes. Such grants abound, and there’s no doubt that offering varied activities in senior homes benefits residents. However, there are also many others ways to enhance the lives of seniors. Here are a few grant opportunities that benefit seniors in unique ways.

Help Seniors Learn: A New Definition for “Senior in College”
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has provided over $2.6 million to colleges and universities that help women over 25 finish their Bachelor’s degrees. Any four-year college or university may apply for funding.  For information on the application process and deadlines, contact the foundation by phone (609-924-7022) or email (info@newcombefoundation.org).

Help Seniors Remember the Good Times
According to The Alzheimer's Association, “one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia.” Since 1982, the Alzheimer Association’s International Research Grant Program has provided $435 million dollars in grants to institutions whose research projects help the global community learn more about this disease and improve treatment and care options for afflicted individuals. The application guidelines and deadlines vary, so please visit the Association’s grant page to learn more about the research grants to which you’d like to apply.

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Grants for Older Americans

Thu, Mar 5, 2015 @ 13:03 PM / by Mary Ross posted in application tips, grant application hints, grants for senior citizens, older Americans, elderly, aging

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According to the U.S. census, “…by 2029, when all of the baby boomers will be 65 years and over, more than 20 percent of the total U.S. population will be over the age of 65” (www.census.gov). With the growth of this population comes an increased need for elder care—from health care, to in-home visits, to housing. Continuing in our serious of special interest groups, we now offer some suggestions regarding grants for older Americans. We’ll start off with a grant tip we’ve found useful:

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