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LeadingAge's Innovations Fund

Innovations FundThe LeadingAge Innovations Fund is designed to catalyze innovation among our members to develop programs that have the potential for demonstrable impact on residents, clients, families, employees or the broader community and have the potential for replication. 

Funding is available only for LeadingAge members, which are nonprofit organizations providing aging services at the community level across the country.

Applications for the 2015 Innovations Fund grants are now being accepted and are due by July 31, 2015.

Grants for Innovative Dementia Care Programs


LeadingAge and Integrace hosted a Great Minds Gala fundraising event in March 2015 to recognize LeadingAge members and individuals who had exhibited extraordinary leadership in the quest to improve lives of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

Funds from the event supported the LeadingAge Innovations Fund for grants to create and advance dementia programs.


Projects in this category should pursue promising strategies for improving the quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia.  Project may include non-pharmacological pilot interventions or staff training programs. 

In 2015, there is 1 grant available for up to $35,000. Deadline: July 31, 2015.

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Applicants 

  • Applicant must be a LeadingAge provider member.
  • Associate members and business affiliates are not eligible.
  • Organizations that are not LeadingAge members may be a partner in the proposed project. However, a LeadingAge member must be the primary applicant and must play a significant role in the project.

Eligible Activities

  • Projects must focus on innovative programs to improve the lives of people with dementia or staff training programs to care for people with dementia.
  • Projects can take place in any residential setting, e.g., nursing homes, assisted living, adult day care, home health, housing, etc.

Ineligible Activities

The following activities are not eligible for funding:

  • Capital or construction campaigns
  • Conference or convention sponsorship
  • Endowments or annual appeals
  • Individual scholarships, fellowships or support
  • Lobbying
  • General operating support
  • Licensing of existing dementia programs

 

Grants for Addressing Wellness Programs in Affordable Senior Housing Settings


Projects in this category should address the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, etc. needs of residents living in affordable senior housing settings.

In 2015, there are 2 grants available for up to $50,000. Deadline: July 31, 2015.

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Applicants

  • Applicant must be a LeadingAge provider member.
  • Associate members and business affiliates are not eligible.
  • Organizations that are not LeadingAge members may be a partner in the proposed project. However, a LeadingAge member must be the primary applicant and must play a significant role in the project.

Eligible Activities

  • Projects must focus on low-income elderly.
  • Projects must take place in independent, congregate senior housing settings. Applicants and/or project partners may be providers of other residential settings or services; however, the project activities must focus on non-licensed, congregate housing settings.
  • Projects can include direct interventions with residents and/or staff training.
  • Projects can address any wellness related area (e.g. exercise, nutrition, brain fitness, social engagement, or spiritual). 

Ineligible Activities

The following activities are not eligible for funding:

  • Capital or construction campaigns.
  • Conference or convention sponsorship.
  • Endowments or annual appeals.
  • Individual scholarships, fellowships or support.
  • Lobbying.
  • General operating support.
 


More About the Innovations Fund

About the Innovations Fund

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Innovation and transformation of the field, however, will require support that transcends annual budget temporalities. We ask you to consider a donation to the fund.

About the Great Minds Gala

LeadingAge and Integrace hosted a Great Minds Gala fundraising event to recognize LeadingAge members and individuals who had exhibited extraordinary leadership in the quest to improve lives of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The gala will be held again in 2015.