Archstone Foundation Awards $1,293,709 in Grants

Posted June 15, 2011 | Archived News | 2010-2015

Long Beach, CA, June 15, 2011 – 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 $1,293,709. Grants were approved during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. The fourteen grants represent the Foundation’s investment in the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative and Responsive Grantmaking. The Foundation’s President and CEO, Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., said “With these grants, the Archstone Foundation has continued its commitment to serving older adults. The Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative – Service Innovations grants seek to address unmet needs of elder abuse survivors, and the Expansion of Mental Health Services grants will expand mental health services programs by identifying and treating depression in older adults. The Foundation is proud to support these worthwhile programs.”

The following grants were awarded under the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative

  • Service Innovations: Bet Tzedek, Los Angeles, California ($100,000): An 18-month grant to support the development of an elder abuse screening tool for legal aid providers.
  • The Center for Aging Resources, Pasadena, California ($125,000): An 18-month grant to support information, referral, and counseling services to older adults who have been abused.
  • County of Ventura, Human Services Agency, Ventura, California ($90,000): An 18-month grant to support the expansion of in-home medical and neuropsychological assessments for older adults seen by Adult Protective Services.
  • WISE & Healthy Aging, Santa Monica, California ($90,000): An 18-month grant to support the provision of psychotherapy services to elder abuse survivors.

The following grants were awarded under the Responsive Grantmaking portfolio: Grantmakers In Aging, Dayton, Ohio ($50,000): A one-year grant to provide organizational support and strategic planning activities.

The following grants were awarded under the Responsive Grantmaking portfolio in response to the Expansion of Mental Health Services Request for Proposals:

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Southland Chapter, Los Angeles, California ($99,353): An 18-month grant to support the expansion of the Savvy Caregiver Program. 
  • Alzheimer’s Family Service Center, Huntington Beach, California ($25,000): An 18-month grant to support the expansion of depression screening and counseling services for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.
  • Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute, Los Angeles, California ($176,714): An 18-month grant to support the TeleREACH program, a telephonic counseling program for caregivers of patients with dementia.
  • California State University, Bakersfield Foundation, Bakersfield, California ($63,087): An 18-month grant to support replication of the Healthy IDEAS program in Kern County.
  • Golden Rainbow Center, Palm Springs, California ($16,500): An 18-month grant to support an adaptation of the PEARLS program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults.
  • Jamboree Housing Corporation, Irvine, California ($60,500): An 18-month grant to support replication of the Healthy IDEAS program.
  • Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles, California ($147,555): An 18-month grant to support the adaptation of Healthy IDEAS for Asian-American seniors.
  • St. Barnabas Senior Services, Los Angeles, California ($100,000): An 18-month grant to support the replication of Healthy IDEAS.
  • University of California, Irvine, Orange, California ($150,000): An 18-month grant to support depression care for older adults in a primary care setting, using the IMPACT program model. 

A complete list of Archstone Foundation grantees and additional information may be found at www.archstone.org.

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 $77 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.