Oregon Community Foundation Invites Applications for Better Nursing Home Care Fund

The mission of the Oregon Community Foundation is to improve the lives of all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. 

To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its Better Nursing Home Care Fund.

Through the program, grants will be awarded to projects focused on improving care for nursing home residents in Oregon. OCF has identified the following priorities for the fund: implementing innovative methods for attracting and retaining qualified, competent and skilled staff, particularly Certified Nursing Assistants (this may involve improved interdisciplinary relationships on staff); adapting and implementing training, therapy, recreation, or other practices, or integrating new technology tested as an effective way to improve nursing home care; establishing collaborative relationships among nursing homes, resident organizations, community organizations, advocacy groups, family support groups, and academic institutions so as to improve nursing home residents’ quality of life; and/or adopting evidence-based best practices, especially in the care of older adults with dementia.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit with tax-exempt status or a public agency operating in Oregon (although projects may address issues or needs of both nonprofit and for-profit nursing homes). The fund is focused solely on benefiting residents of nursing homes and is not available for projects focused on assisted-living facilities or other care facilities. 

See the Oregon Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.