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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 Food Pantries

Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 08:04 AM / by Michelle Hansen posted in food grants, food program grants, food program for kids, food insecurity, food pantry, food banks, food bank grants, grants for food pantry, food pantry grants, grants for food banks

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Food pantries might be the organizations that require the most diverse resources to function properly. We get requests from agencies to find grants for everything from actual food to gardens for growing food to new buildings to kitchen equipment. An additional layer that increases the variety of grant funding needed is that some food banks provide non-perishable food, some provide hot meals, and some provide both. Thus, while the specific needs of food pantries vary widely, their general need is consistently great. According to the USDA, 1 in 6 people in America face hunger. Below we have gathered some grants to help fill some of these great needs.

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Food Pantry Grants and Networks

Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 10:05 AM / by Carol Timms posted in food grants, food program grants, food insecurity, food pantry, food banks, food bank grants, grants for food pantry, food pantry grants, grants for food banks

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According to Feeding America, 42.2 million Americans lived in food-insecure households in 2015. These households included 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children. Without food pantries, many of our neighbors would be without a source for food. Those who operate food pantries are aware of the need and are struggling to meet that need. Here are some funding sources and food sources for food pantries.

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