Archstone Foundation Awards $470,000 in Grants

Posted October 29, 2009 | 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 six grants, totaling $470,000. Grants were approved during the Board’s quarterly meeting in September. 
The following grants were awarded:  

  • California Health Foundation and Trust, Sacramento, California ($15,000): A one-year grant to support the California Coalition for Compassionate Care in capacity building and expansion of end-of-life services in California.
  • Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois ($15,000): A one-year grant to support the 2010 Circle of Life Awards, an annual awards program to recognize hospices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities for innovations in palliative and end-of-life care.
  • Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, Los Angeles, California ($25,000): A one-year grant to support the Senior Nutrition to increase the nutritional value of food distributed directly to older adults.
  • National Adult Protective Services Foundation, Springfield, Illinois ($15,000): A one-year grant to support the 20th Annual National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) conference.
  • National Council on the Aging, Washington, D.C. ($220,000): A two-year grant to support continuation of the Falls FreeTM Initiative, the Foundation’s national fall prevention effort.
  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California ($180,000): A fifteen-month grant to host a day and a half summit on elder abuse and create a comprehensive blueprint for abuse prevention in the State of California. 

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 $72 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.