Archstone Foundation Awards $523,104 in Grants

Posted June 26, 2003 | Archived News | 1999-2004

Archstone Foundation, a grantmaking foundation committed to preparing society for the growing needs of an aging population, announced the approval of ten grants, totaling $523,104. Grants were approved during the Board's quarterly meeting in June.
"California has the largest older adult population in the United States, with over 3.5 million aged 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, Archstone Foundation. "Through the work of our grantees, Archstone helps protect and support vulnerable older adults, provide access to health services, educate and train professionals to meet the needs of the growing aging population, and offer services that address end of life issues."

The new grants include:

  • Alzheimer's Association, Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, CA ($115,000): A one-year grant to develop a continuum of services to support persons with early stage Alzheimer's disease and their families.
  • Arts and Services for the Disabled, Inc., Long Beach, CA ($1,500): A one-year grant to recruit seniors volunteers to work with disabled seniors participating in adult day programs.
  • Friendship Adult Day Health Care Center, Santa Barbara, CA ($10,000): A one-year grant to support education that raises public awareness of the needs of isolated and at-risk seniors residing in the community.
  • Health Care Council of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support a countywide volunteer home visitation program for older adults and persons with disabilities.
  • Jewish Family & Children's Services, Long Beach, CA ($14,900): A one-year grant to support training of Masters of Social Work students specializing in gerontology by establishing a Center of Excellence for Geriatric Social Work Education.
  • Los Angeles Free Clinic, Los Angeles, CA ($37,000): A one-year grant to support free dental and case management services for low-income seniors.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, Los Angeles, CA ($84,500): A one-year grant to support the development of a hospice program.
  • Oregon Death With Dignity Legal Defense and Education Center, Portland, OR ($50,000): Continuation funding to support public education and awareness of end of life issues and death with dignity models of care.   
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA ($180,204): A two-year grant to assess California's long-term care ombudsman programs and develop recommendations for process improvements and effectiveness.
  • Volunteer Center of Riverside County, Riverside, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support volunteer recruitment and training of long-term care Ombudsman.

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 $40 million in grants since it was established in 1986. The Foundation's funding priorities include elder abuse prevention, falls prevention, end of life issues, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population. In fiscal year 2003, Archstone Foundation awarded 23 new grants and provided more than $4.5 million in support of its mission.