The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees approved three new grants totaling almost $950,000 in March 2017 to support dementia caregiving and strengthen aging philanthropy.

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Online Resource for Comparing Evidence-Based Dementia Caregiving Programs

($498,635 for 30 months)

This project will improve the lives of families caring for older adults with dementia by developing a web-based resource that helps health and social service organizations compare and select evidence-based caregiver support programs for implementation. The project aligns with recommendations from the Families Caring for an Aging America report from the National Academies, which notes that at least 8.5 million family caregivers are providing support to someone with dementia. The online resource will provide detailed information on approximately 50 evidence-based dementia caregiving programs to encourage community implementation. The project is a collaboration between the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and the Family Caregiver Alliance, which will host this tool as part of its national repository for resources on family caregiving.

Grantmakers In Aging: Core Support Renewal

($265,750 for three years)

This renewal grant will provide operational support to Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) to increase the impact of aging-related philanthropy through a strong focus on communications, outreach, education, and convening that fosters collaboration between its more than 100 foundation members. Over the next three years GIA will update and revise its website, continue its highly rated topical webinar series, host its annual conference, and conduct other activities that support and educate its members and the broader field of aging organizations. The result will be a stronger and more effective network of funders investing in aging issues and improving the lives of older adults.

Health Policy Associates, Inc. (Isaacs/Jellinek): Assessing the Impact of The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Grantmaking

($185,000 for one year, Foundation-Administered Project)

This project will provide the Foundation with an assessment of the outcomes and impact that its last three decades of grantmaking have had on the field of aging and health. Specifically the review will focus on the Foundation’s support of the development of evidence-based models of care and its programs to increase the number of faculty in the disciplines of geriatric medicine, social work and nursing. The firm of Isaacs/Jellinek, a division of Health Policy Associates, Inc., has been selected to conduct the evaluation. 


For more information, read JAHF President Terry Fulmer and Rani Snyder's Health AGEnda post.