The Brookdale Foundation works to advance the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and improve the lives of senior citizens.
Through its National Group Respite Program, the foundation provides seed grants, training, and technical assistance to organizations working to develop dementia-specific social model day programs.
Grants will be awarded to day programs for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders. Programs must include a regularly scheduled, ongoing, social model day program and provide a minimum of one four-hour session per week (though longer sessions or multiple days is preferable). In addition, services must be made available to family caregivers and care partners, either through the applicant organization or in cooperation with other community agencies. Services may include individual caregiver consultation and support; caregiver support groups; caregiver education and training; and information and referral to appropriate health and social services.
Seed grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the first year of the program, with recipients eligible for a $5,000 renewal grant in year two.
Preference will be given to programs that have strong potential for continuity and expansion when the funding is completed. Funds may not be used to develop in-home or overnight respite programs.
To be eligible, candidates must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the Brookdale Foundation Group website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.