Archstone Foundation Awards $362,007 in Responsive Grants
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 six grants, totaling $362,007, under its responsive grantmaking program. Grants were approved during the Board's quarterly meeting in December.
"California has the largest older adult population in the United States, with over 3.5 million age 65 and over. Among older adults, persons over the age of 85 are the fastest growing segment of the California population," said Joseph F. Prevratil, president and CEO of the Archstone Foundation.
The new grants include:
- Catholic Charities, Long Beach, CA ($57,007): A one-year grant to support a Gatekeeper program for low-income seniors.
- Grantmakers In Aging, Cleveland, OH ($65,000): A one-year grant to support a resource center on aging issues for grantmakers.
- National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support a national summit on elder abuse and the court system.
- National Council on the Aging, Washington, D.C. ($200,000): An 18-month grant to support the national Falls Free Initiative.
- Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, CA ($10,000): A one-year grant to support the production of a Spanish video on Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program.
- St. Joseph Center, Venice, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support outreach services to homeless seniors.
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, fall prevention, end-of-life issues, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population. In fiscal year 2006, Archstone Foundation has awarded 40 new grants and provided over $2.7 million in support of its mission.