Our grants range from $500 - $2,000, and are chosen by local community leaders and Griswold Home Care owners.
thousand dollars given
This total includes every grant given since the foundation was established in 2007.
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We make sure the majority of donations are used to help low-income seniors and disabled adults who choose to age in place.
Struggles Seniors and People with Disabilities Face
Simple, everyday tasks that we take for granted are much more difficult for seniors and people with disabilities. Tasks like cooking and grocery shopping become difficult or impossible, and the act of eating itself may require assistance. Bathing, using the bathroom, personal hygiene, and doing laundry can oftentimes be challenging when movement is restricted.
Preventative measures also need to be taken to prevent falling, bedsores, and wheelchair-related pressure sores. A major part of our grant consideration is based on if the nonprofit provides solutions to these problems.
In addition to physical health, seniors and people with disabilities are at higher risk for depression, loneliness, anxiety, and sleep-related disorders. Remembering to pay bills and keep finances in order can also become difficult.
Forgetting to take medications or to take too much of a medication by accident is common as people age. Therefore, medication reminders become important to avoid accidental overdoses and stay on a care plan.
Apply for a 2019 grant
Grants are awarded by the Board of the Jean Griswold Foundation. If you are awarded a grant, the closest Griswold Home Care Director will present you with your check.
Make a Donation
Our grants are completely funded by donations. Donations are tax-exempt, and we appreciate any contribution you can make to help seniors and people with disabilities.