Archstone Foundation Awards Over $700,000 in Grants
Archstone Foundation, a grantmaking foundation committed to preparing society for the growing needs of an aging population, announced today the approval of eight grants, totaling more than $700,000. Each grant, to be given to aging-related non-profit organizations, was approved during the board's quarterly meeting in September.
"By 2040, there will be more than 26 million Americans over age 80, more than the number of children under 5 - and nearly half of them will need help with their daily activities," said Joseph Prevratil, president and CEO, Archstone Foundation. "Through the work of its grantees, Archstone helps the elderly overcome fears of loneliness, being a burden, and aging-related diseases and helps society meet the needs of the growing aging population."
The new grants include:
- LifeCare, Salt Lake City, Utah ($25,000): Continued support for Senior Outreach Services, a program which targets low-income, isolated older and disabled persons that have no support network.
- Acacia Adult Day Services, Garden Grove ($225,000): A three-year grant to support the expansion of adult day care and health services in central and west Orange County.
- Bayside Settlement House, Linda Vista ($192,000): A three-year grant to support the Bayside Elderly Outreach Program which provides outreach services, home-based assessments, education and referrals for vision, dental, hearing, nursing home and home-based care.
- OASIS Institute/The Lakewood OASIS Center, Lakewood ($63,893): A one-year grant to introduce new heath education programs and intergeneration volunteer opportunities to older adults in Lakewood and Long Beach.
- South County Senior Services, Inc., Laguna Hills ($100,000): A two-year grant to support "Project Independence," a collaborative that provides a continuum of integrated services to meet the medical, physical, social, psychological and emotional needs of seniors, their families and their caregivers.
- Access Center of San Diego ($49,600): A one-year grant to support SAIL (Seniors Accessing Independent Living), a program designed to meet the needs of seniors with disabilities who wish to maintain their independence but who need information and access to services to allow them to do so.
- The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, Agoura Hills ($75,000): Continued support for the Patient Case Management Program, which provides ALS patients with greater access to health care and community service.
- Alliance on Aging, Monterey ($40,000): A one-year grant to support a mental health program for older men and women in Monterey County.
The Archstone Foundation, based in Long Beach, Calif., is a private grantmaking organization, whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. Their resources are used to help all generations plan for the aging process and support programs addressing the needs of the elderly in three areas: a) healthy aging and independence; b) quality of life within institutional settings; and c) end of life issues. In fiscal year 2001, Archstone Foundation awarded more than 50 new grants and provided more than $5.5 million in support of its mission.