Brookdale Foundation Group: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Brookdale Foundation Group focuses on those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

IP TAKE: Brookdale's modest grants are a good resource for local and small groups. It should be noted that this funder likes to back outfits with sound finances.

PROFILE: The Brookdale Foundation Group comprises the Brookdale Foundation, the Glendale Foundation, and the Ramapo trust. All three outfits were endowed by the Schwartz family and share a common mission to improve quality of life for the country’s elderly.

Those seeking grants for brain and neurological research want to look at Brookdale’s National Group Respite. Since the late 1980s, the foundation has awarded seed grants to organizations implementing “social model group respite programs,” serving those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related disorders. Another focus of Brookdale’s grantmaking is support and relief for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

While the foundation generally does not accept unsolicited grant applications, it does accept unsolicited proposals for its Group Respite and Memory Loss programs. In 2017, the foundation is offering 15 such grants in the amount of $10,000 for the first year with the opportunity for a $5,000 renewal grant based on an evaluation of the first year.

Submissions must generally be received by June 15 each year. However, submission deadlines are subject to change, so grantseekers should keep a close watch on Brookdale’s website to stay abreast of changes.


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