Archstone Foundation Awards $767,037 in Grants

Posted January 9, 2007 | 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 four grants, totaling $767,037. Grants were approved during the Board’s quarterly meeting in December.   
"The Foundation continues to focus its grantmaking in the priority areas of elder abuse and neglect, end-of-life issues and fall prevention,” said Joseph F. Prevratil, president and CEO of the Archstone Foundation.  “By supporting projects that help us to better assess the prevalence of elder abuse, educate physicians on how to care for people at the end of life, and support development of programs that will prevent falls among older adults, we are preparing our society for an aging population.”
The new grants include:

  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA ($54,450): An eighteen-month grant to support the development and validation of a criterion standard for elder mistreatment.
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA ($92,517): A one-year grant to support and continue a case-based series published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) devoted to end-of-life care.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA ($605,070): A three-year grant to support the development of community-based fall prevention programs addressing the major risk factors for falls in the elderly.
  • United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda Counties, Oakland, CA ($15,000): To support the 2007 California Senior Injury and Prevention Conference.

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 $64 million in grants since it was established in 1986. The Foundation’s funding priorities include elder abuse and neglect, end-of-life issues, fall prevention, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population. In fiscal year 2007, Archstone Foundation has awarded 11 new grants and issued approximately $2.7 million in support of its mission.