Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder abuse is a crime without boundaries, crossing all racial, social, class, gender and geographic lines.  Across the United States, five million older adults are abused or neglected each year, leading to higher rates of hospitalization, nursing home placement, and even death. For nearly 25 years, Archstone Foundation has provided support for innovative work in the field of elder abuse and neglect, with a total investment of more than $12 million.

In 2012, following an in-depth review of its philanthropy and the needs of the California’s diverse aging population, the Foundation began to wind down its commitments to elder abuse and neglect, and focus its grantmaking on the new priority areas.  Archstone Foundation is no longer seeking unsolicited proposals in its legacy areas of fall prevention, elder abuse and neglect, and end-of-life care.  

For more information on these efforts, click on any of the links below.

For further information on projects previously funded under the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative, refer to the Grants Database.