Fall Prevention

Every year, one in three older adults fall. Falls are the leading cause of injury, and death from injury, in adults over 65 in California, and the United States as a whole. With planning, increased awareness, and targeted interventions, fall risks, and the associated costs, can be reduced.  Archstone Foundation has been committed to falls reduction since the mid 1990's.

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 fall prevention 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.  To learn more about the Foundation's previous 25-year commitment to fall prevention, please click on the links below:

  • Early Outreach: (1990 - 2004) Individual project support led to a statewide blueprint and ultimately, a national falls action plan.
  • National Efforts: (2005 - 2011) The Fall Prevention Initiative and Center of Excellence launched, and local programs expanded with additional funding.
  • A Lasting Impact: (2011 - present) The improved status of fall prevention, in California and throughout the United States.

For further information on projects previously funded under the Fall Prevention Initiative, refer to the Grants Database