Archstone Foundation Awards $1,040,810 in Grants

Posted June 22, 2010 | Archived News | 2010-2015

The Board of Directors of the Archstone Foundation, a grantmaking foundation committed to preparing society for the growing needs of an aging population, announced the approval of fourteen grants, totaling $1,040,810. Grants were approved during the Board’s quarterly meeting in June. 
Twelve of the fourteen awarded grants were part of the Foundation’s Supportive Communities for Aging request for proposals. As part of the Foundation’s responsive grantmaking process, the Board of Directors set aside funding to target the need for building comprehensive and coordinated systems of care for older adults to ensure their safety and ability to dwell in their homes. “Collaborative efforts will ensure sustainable programs and create and/or strengthen community partnerships that will enable older adults to live in their homes for a longer period of time” said Joseph F. Prevratil, President and CEO of the Archstone Foundation. The goal of the Archstone Foundation’s targeted responsive grantmaking program, Supportive Communities for Aging, is to support and enhance the integration of aging services in southern California communities in ways that will increase the quality of life for those aged 65 and older living independently in the community. 
The following grants were awarded under Supportive Communities for Aging:  

  • Age Well Senior Services, Inc., Laguna Woods, California ($79,358): A one-year grant to support case management, Wrap Around Support for Families Project, which will provide case management to over 150 seniors and expand the service network with local hospitals.
  • Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter, Los Angeles, California ($99,695): A one-year grant to build upon and expand the Asian and Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network: A Coordinated System of Care for At-risk Elders. 
  • ElderHelp of San Diego, San Diego, California ($74,965): A one-year grant to support the expansion of the Concierge Club’s Preferred Provider Network (PPN), providing members with  access to reliable and affordable services such as home repairs, long-term care providers, community-based resources and health and wellness practitioners. 
  • Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Santa Barbara, California ($64,185): A one-year grant to support the expansion of adult day services to a second site in Santa Barbara County to enable older adults to live at home and age-in-place and in-community.
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Long Beach, California ($98,870): A one-year grant to support the Seniors in Action Project which will improve the quality of life for seniors who live in the Greater Long Beach area.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California ($74,250): A one-year grant to assist with start-up costs of the Santa Barbara Village, to nourish, enrich, and enhance the experience of aging in Santa Barbara by providing a complete coordination of all services needed to make home living comfortable and obtainable. 
  • Menorah Housing Foundation, Los Angeles, California ($60,000): A one-year grant to add a service coordinator to oversee its homeless older adult outreach efforts and to coordinate services to low-income seniors.
  • OPICA Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Los Angeles, California ($100,000): A one-year grant to establish a community partnership among 12 adult day care centers, within the City of Los Angeles that will support and enhance integration of services to increase quality of life of participants aged 65 and older and help enable them to continue to live independently in their community.
  • Orange County Human Relations Council, Santa Ana, California ($40,000): A one-year grant to provide the required matching funds for Communities For All Ages (CFAA), an initiative that seeks to empower senior residents to become engaged in creating a safer, more inclusive and healthier community.
  • St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Long Beach, California ($75,000): A one-year grant to support the Senior Connections Program by coordinating existing resources and services internally within the St. Mary network and externally through local collaborations.
  • Westchester Village Network Corporation, Los Angeles, California ($75,000): A one-year grant to support the Westchester Playa Community Networks Initiative to expand member access in the Westchester, Playa Del Rey and Playa Vista communities to remain in their homes for as long as possible.
  • WISE and Healthy Aging, Santa Monica, California ($75,000): A one-year grant to support the expansion of WISE Connections by providing inclusive services that support social, mental and physical health as well as facilitate everyday tasks, thus enabling members to live quality lives in their homes as long as possible.

Also awarded during the June Board meeting were the following:

  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California ($35,000): A one-year grant to support the Senior Mental Health Program, which will provide clinical therapy and case management to low-income older adults.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California ($89,487): A one-year grant to support the Fall Prevention Connect Project, a collaboration with the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Emergency Services Department, the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (FPCE), and aging and housing organizations to connect older adults who have fallen with supportive community services. This project is a component of the Foundation’s Fall Prevention Initiative.

Archstone Foundation is a private grantmaking organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. Under the leadership of Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., President and CEO, the Archstone Foundation has awarded more than $73 million in grants since it was established in 1986. The Foundation’s funding priorities include end-of-life issues, elder abuse and neglect, fall prevention, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population.