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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


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 (

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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Finding Grants that Match Your Needs: Finding Logical Funding Sources

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 16:06 PM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in wellness grant, finding grants, school security, improve school safety, grant sources, recreation grant, playground grants, school food grant, find matching funds for grants, find matching funds, government grant, school safety, foundations, foundation grant, foundation grant money, improve school security, finding funding, looking for grants, private grant


Sometimes, one of the most challenging parts of getting funding for a project is finding a match for the project you are trying to fund. When you are ready to start searching for grants that match your funding needs, keep your needs at the forefront of your mind. That might sound silly, but many people become too absorbed with dollar amounts, and in doing so, they can easily overlook excellent matches. In our previous blog, part one of this two-part series, we discussed different types of funding sources (Federal funding vs. private funding) and gave a few basic questions to consider when beginning the search for funding. In this blog, part two of the series, we discuss these questions in greater depth and provide examples of how to find logical sources for funding.

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Finding Grants that Match Your Needs: Different Funding Sources

Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 08:06 AM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in finding grants, grant sources, funding sources, funding needs, federal grant, state grant, foundations, foundation grant, grant seeking, finding funding, looking for grants, private grant


Not long ago, we did a series on government funding and how the new fiscal habits have changed the face of grant funding. Now more than ever, many organizations are being forced to rely on non-government funds as a source of funding. In this blog, part one of a two-part series, we discuss some of the differences in funding sources (information from the United States Department of Agriculture’s “A Guide to Funding Resources” as well as some of the questions to consider when beginning your funding search. In part two of this series, we will go into more depth regarding those same questions and provide some examples of finding good matches.

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