Archstone Foundation Awards $1,269,061 in Grants

Posted June 6, 2007 | Archived News | 2005-2009

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 nine grants, totaling $1,269,061, at their June meeting. Six of the nine grants were funded as part of the Foundation’s End-of-Life Initiative under the Hospital-Based Palliative Care Service Innovation Projects, totaling $1,199,061.
The purpose of the Hospital-Based Palliative Care Service Innovation Projects is to increase the number and quality of palliative care services within hospitals in Southern California and to develop sustainable models that may be replicated across the State. The Foundation solicited Southern California non-profit hospitals that have demonstrated a capacity to provide palliative care services to an older adult population to participate in the request for proposal process. “Our goal with this Initiative is to develop model palliative care programs in hospitals and long-term care settings. This investment expands our commitment to improving care for older adults living with advanced illness” said Joseph F. Prevratil, President and CEO of the Archstone Foundation.  

The following grants were awarded as part of the End-of-Life Initiative’s Hospital-Based Palliative Care Service Innovation Projects:  

  • Health Research Association, Inc., Los Angeles, CA ($198,241): A two-year grant to support the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center Emergency Department’s - Hospice Emergency Liaison Program (ED-HELP), to provide emergency department-based consultation for underserved older adults presenting to the Emergency Department with late-stage illnesses.
  • Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA ($198,007): A two-year grant to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of an expansion of the clinical care and educational missions of the Palliative Care Service at the Veteran’s Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
  • St. John’s Healthcare Foundation, Oxnard, CA ($200,000): A two-year grant to expand the palliative care services in the critical care units and emergency departments in the St. John’s Regional Medical Center and the St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital.
  • Kaiser Permanente, Bellflower Medical Center, Bellflower, CA ($199,980): A two-year grant to develop an interdisciplinary consultative inpatient palliative care program within Kaiser Permanente’s Bellflower Medical Center.
  • University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA ($200,000): A two-year grant to support a Palliative Care Service at the Westwood Medical Center and Santa Monica Medical Center campuses.
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA ($192,833): A two-year grant to provide convening, technical assistance and evaluation of the Foundation's Hospital-Based Palliative Care Service Innovations Projects.

Grants awarded under the Responsive Grantmaking Program include:

  • Alliant International University, San Diego, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support a conference track covering elder abuse topics at the 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma and to support the printing and dissemination of a double issue of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect (JEAN).
  • Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, CA ($55,000): A one-year grant to support the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program - Spanish Language Pilot Program serving an underserved, older adult Latino population living in East Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.
  • St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Long Beach, CA ($10,000): An 18-month grant to support capacity building activities to establish a palliative care service program.

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 $65 million in grants since it was established in 1986. The Foundation’s funding priorities include elder abuse and neglect, end-of-life issues, fall prevention, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population. In fiscal year 2007, Archstone Foundation has awarded 29 new grants and issued approximately $5 million in support of its mission.