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Senior Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Meet the Health Needs of Elderly Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF)

Deadline Date:

02/06/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs, projects, and services that address the health needs of local senior citizens (ages 65 and up). Priority will be given to organizations that focus on serving the health needs of the mentally, physically, or economically frail. Programs must serve seniors in the City of Pasadena.

PCF has a particular interest in home-bound seniors, a group that may be difficult to identify and/or connect with services. To achieve this goal, the Foundation will fund organizations and programs that serve the health needs (broadly defined as nutrition, assistance with activities of daily living, and medical services) of this target demographic through:

  • Enhancing food security
  • Providing ancillary medical services (dental, vision, hearing)
  • Enabling seniors to remain independent in their home
  • Providing caregiver support (with a particular interest in senior caregivers) and elder abuse prevention
  • Providing transportation services (with a particular interest in door to door services targeting the frail elderly)

The Foundation pursues this goal by funding organizations that can demonstrate measurable outcomes and that have:

  • A track record of working with the senior population.
  • The ability to identify and outreach to homebound or underserved seniors.
  • The capacity to sustain, enhance or expand services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178917

Estimated Size of Grant:

Senior Grants are limited to a range of $5,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Grants may be made only to tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 or 170(c)(1) or (2)(b) of the Internal Revenue code. None shall be made to Private Foundations under Section 509 (1) of the Code.
- An organization must have been in existence for at least two years (based on the date of IRS determination letter) and have achieved a record of effective service and sustainability.
- All previous grants have to be completed. A grantee with an “open grant” will be ineligible for new funding. Grantees who have not complied with previous grant deadlines and reporting or submission of receipts may not be eligible for new grant consideration.
- Organizations seeking funding from the Pasadena Community Foundation may only apply for one grant per cycle in the Capital or Senior or Education or Vista Nova Grant Programs.

Funding is not available on a retroactive or reimbursement basis.

Not funded:
- Direct aid to individuals.
- Influencing legislation or elections.
- Sectarian religious organizations or churches. PCF will, however, consider requests from sectarian religious organizations for support of community social service oriented activities sponsored by such organizations, provided that such activities meet all other eligibility requirements.
- Agencies not engaged in the actual performance of direct services to individuals consistent with Pasadena Community Foundation purposes.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
- Building improvements on leased property. PCF typically will not invest in building improvements to property not owned by the non-profit applicant organization. Some exceptions may be made at the discretion of the board to property owned by the city or school districts or other public entity or for an exceptionally long term lease arrangement.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for 2020 Senior Grant applications is Thursdays, February 6, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

This is an annual grant opportunity. Agencies will be eligible to reapply for a second year of funding.

Senior Grants are awarded in May.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

For questions, contact:
Program Officer, Mike deHilster

Pasadena Community Foundation
301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 810
Pasadena CA 91101
Tel: (626) 796-2097
Fax: (626) 583-4738

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