Archstone Foundation Awards $612,577 in Grants

Posted October 3, 2008 | 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 five grants, totaling $612,577. Grants were approved during the Board’s quarterly meeting in September. 
 
The following grants were awarded:  

  • American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California ($50,000): A one-year grant to support program tracks on Elder Abuse and Fall Prevention at the 2009 joint meeting of the American Society on Aging and National Council on the Aging.
  • California District Attorney’s Association, Sacramento, California ($15,000): A one-year grant to support an Elder Abuse Symposium to be held in San Francisco, California in December 2008. 
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), New York, New York ($45,000): A three-year grant to support the development of a national benchmarking tool that will identify factors associated with a successful hospital-based palliative care program. This project is a component of the Foundation’s End-of-Life Initiative.
  • City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California ($487,598): An eighteen-month grant to hold a two-day national summit to develop recommendations on how to improve spiritual care as a component of quality palliative care in hospitals and long-term care settings. This project is a component of the Foundation’s End-of-Life Initiative. For more information, click here.
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California ($14,988): A one-year grant to supplement convening activities and to disseminate project results of the Foundation’s two-year Hospital-Based Palliative Care Service Innovation Projects. This project is a component of the Foundation’s End-of-Life Initiative.

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 $71 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.