Requesting a Grant

Friends Rehabilitation Guild House East Garden

Please read the Grant Request Guidelines and Grant Reporting Guidelines, as well as “About Us” to better understand the Friends Foundation for the Aging and whether there is a good fit.   All grantees must be IRS Section 501(c)(3) organizations, categorized as public charities.

The first step is to send a one-page letter of intent by email. Be sure to include the problem you are addressing, your proposed action, and how you will evaluate success. Be sure to include a brief budget. Letters of intent can be sent at any time.

If your LOI is approved by the Board, you will be invited to submit a full proposal in the next grant cycle.  Please submit by email; there is not an electronic form, but please respect the length limits listed in the guidelines–we’d like to keep it to 5 pages (plus budget).

 Click here for grant request guidelines

Communication:  You are welcome to call the Foundation at any time during the application process.  In fact, it is encouraged so we can work together toward a successful project. FFA may request a site visit, presentation to the board or invite further conversation during the grant period.  Our goal is to support your success. You may also send the proposal in advance of the deadline for some preliminary feedback.

Note to return grantees: If you have previously received a grant from FFA, we know you.  You do not need to submit an LOI unless the proposal is for a radically different project.  You can also be very brief  on your organization history and competence and do not need to send another IRS ruling.

Key dates:

Proposals are due on September 15 and March 15.

Proposals are then distributed to the FFA board so they are able to submit questions, which are emailed to the prospective grantee for responses and edits.  This process usually takes about 2 weeks.

Final proposals are then sent to the board which meets to consider requests typically within two months following the submission deadline.  Notification will be sent soon after the meeting.

Recent grants:

2020 Innovation Mini Grants

OrganizationAmountPurpose
ARTZPhiladelphia$1000ARTZ in the Hallway
Broadmead$1000Staff support group
Chandler Hall$1000Virtual Visits-Life Enrichment
Friends House Retirement Community$1000Magic Carts
The Hickman$1000Virtual Reality System
JFCS Philadelphia$1000Equipment for virtual hoarding support groups
Kendal-Crosslands$1000Staff appreciation/virtual cocktail hour
Kendal at Home$1000Weekly coffee hours
Lathrop $1000Virtual Country Store
Medford Leas$1000Birthday Cakes
Trinitas-Brother Bonaventure$1000Tablets for virtual visits

2020

OrganizationAmountPurpose
Barclay Friends$25,000Horticulture program
Chandler Hall$5000Emergency Heros Fund
Friends Home & Village$10,000Technology to connect 2 campuses
Friends Home Kennett$20,000Performance Arts with residents with dementia
Friends House Retirement Community$30,000Garden accessibility & programs
Friends House Retirement Community$2500Emergency technology for family communication
Friends Services Alliance$30,000Education & Training Materials on Quaker Communities
Jewish Family & Children's Services Phila. $30,000Hoarding support programs
National Church Residences$30,000Expansion of pastoral care program to PA
Ralston My Way$40,000Workforce Development
The Hickman$5000Emergency personal protective equipment
Trinitas Health$10,000Emergency protective equipment
Witness to Innocence$25,000Social services for aging exonorees

2019

OrganizationAmountPurpose
Pendle Hill$2100Sound system in Barn
Friends Home Kennett$20,000Performance arts with residents with dementia
Ralston My Way$50,000Add care coordination, expand service area for aging in place
Friends Services Alliance$7615Dementia Symposium
Trinitas Health Foundation$34,000Closing the medication gap
Jewish Family & Children's Services Phila.$30,000Hoarding Support Program
Friends General Conference$15,000Spiritual deepening e-retreat on aging
Friends Home & Village$40,000Feasibility study for new housing model
Quaker Voluntary Service $22,000Support 2 fellowship placements in aging services
Friends Southwest Burial Ground$20,000ADA accessible path and parking
New York Yearly Meeting ARCH$64,000Pastoral care volunteers for seniors
American Friends Service Committee$50,000Social work services for immigrant seniors
Friends Services Alliance$33,000Leadership Institute & internships
Quaker Senior Living Consortium$30,000Study of loneliness and isolation year 2
Jaisohn Foundation$30,000Service integration through LCSW
ARTZ Philadelphia$25,000Community-based dementia care arts program
Friendsview Retirement Community $61,000ESL Mentor for increasing stable workforce
Friends in the City$5000Written description of model

2018

Organization
Amount
Purpose
New York Yearly Meeting-ARCH
$64,000
Volunteer pastoral care of aging adults and people with disabilities in NYYM-NY, NJ, CT
Friends Services for the Aging
$35,000
Develop capable staff through Leadership Institute and Student Internships- US
Friends House Retirement Community
$40,000
Aging Well With Friends, transportation and support - MD
American Friends Service Committee
$50,000
Social service support for immigrant elders - NJ
Quaker Living Consortium
$30,000
Study isolation and loneliness in senior living, test interventions - PA, NJ
Philip Jaisohn Foundation (Health services )
$15,000
Develop Care Navigator services for Korean seniors-PA

2017

Organization
Amount
Purpose
New York Yearly Meeting-ARCH
$69,000
Volunteer pastoral care of aging adults and people with disabilities in NYYM-NY, NJ, CT
Friends Services for the Aging
$35,000
Develop capable staff through Leadership Institute and Student Internships- US
Ralston My Way
$50,000
Affordable access to services for seniors to age in their homes - PA
Friends House in Kennett
$19,000
Programs for residents with dementia -PA
Act Now Foundation
$25,000
Expand bilingual community education on Alzheimer’s and Aging in Place - NJ
American Friends Service Committee
$48,300
Social service support for immigrant elders - NJ
Trinitas Health Foundation
$35,000
Extend Patient Safe & Sound program to aid frail elderly patients transition back to community
Friends Rehabilitation Project
$37,325
Low income seniors and youth produce food through gardening PA
Friends LifeCare-Caring Friends
$10,500
Dementia training for caregivers PA-NJ
Ujima Friends Peace Center
$29,300
Intergenerational learning- PA
Concord Quarterly Meeting
$6993
ARCH visitor training -PA
Friends Center City- FitC
$25,000
Improvements for social programs PA
Barclay Friends
$5000
Emergency funds after fire – PA
Jewish Family & Children’s Services
$30,000
Hoarding Program - PA
Stand Up For Salem
$35,000
Senior Community Garden Project-NJ
Friends General Conference
$49,700
Spiritual Deepening e-Retreats
Friends Mindfulness Collaborative
$33,600
Mindfulness for chronic pain management -PA
Community Education Center
$40,200
Film on Medford Leas residents -NJ