Creating a legacy of giving.

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Our Vision

We strive for a future in which all seniors and adults with disabilities with limited financial means will have the opportunity to live a full life and age with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.

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178

grants awarded

Our grants range from $500 - $2,000, and are chosen by local community leaders and Griswold Home Care owners.

170

thousand dollars given

This total includes every grant given since the foundation was established in 2007.

88%

of every dollar

We make sure the majority of donations are used to help low-income seniors and disabled adults who choose to age in place.

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Struggles Seniors and People with Disabilities Face

 

physical health

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.

mental health

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.

 
  • Our Home Delivered Meals clients were elated to hear about the Jean Griswold Foundation awarding our program grant funding.
    — Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Home Delivered Meals
  • We are very thankful for the support of the Foundation and hope that we can continue working together to provide cost-free chore and handyman services to seniors in need of assistance.
    — Neighbor Network
  • Insight is incredibly grateful for the support from the Jean Griswold Foundation.
    — Insight Memory Care Center
  • Your local Bonita Springs staff are absolutely wonderful and have been very supportive of our program! We are deeply appreciative of our partnership with the Foundation.
    — Harry Chapin Food Bank
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Get Involved

 

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.