Grantmakers in Aging is a membership organization that is a national catalyst for philanthropy, with a common dedication to improving the experience of aging. This website provides information on a variety of aging issues from affordable housing to mental health, family caregiving, and transportation and more.
Communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly may be interested in the following funding opportunities, previously announced by MHAC:
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following funding opportunities that support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities.
The Fall 2021 edition of Planning Magazine, a publication of the American Planning Association-Massachusetts Chapter, featured the success of the MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces Program, which awards bonus points for projects that are inclusive of older adults.
In FY22, Mass Cultural Council will invest $4.8 million into the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, the nation’s largest grassroots cultural funding network. This represents a great opportunity for age- and dementia friendly communities to connect older adults to arts and cultural sites and events. It also carries opportunity for promoting intergenerational activity.
Following a series of listening sessions held during the pandemic, the Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resiliency released its report with policy and spending recommendations on everything from rental assistance to digital equity.
The the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), a partnership of Easterseals, USAging and the Department of Transportation‘s Federal Transportation Administration, released a “Best Practices Compendium,” which is a compilation of the lessons learned by the 16 grant programs funded by NADTC from 2017 through 2019.
The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, & Engage (RAISE) Family Caregiving Advisory Council delivered its initial report to Congress. The culmination of a two-year, multi-faceted effort that gathered input from family caregivers across the country, the report provides an overview of many of the issues faced by family caregivers nationwide and provides recommendations for addressing them.
Community Resource Guide: Technology Access and Programming for Older Adults Aims to Bridge the Digital Divide The pandemic has shined a light on the importance of technology in our daily lives. Access to technology, including internet use, is a social determinant of health – helping us connect with others, engage in our communities, work remotely, … Continue reading Digital Equity Resources
Host Organization: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE)-Boston Program: CitySites and Digital Dividends Program