Providing Support for Those Who Need It Most
Since its inception in 2010, the Jean Griswold Foundation’s mission has been to provide grants to select nonprofit organizations and families to build, strengthen, and sustain programs that enhance the quality of life for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who choose to age in place.
Jean Griswold Foundation believes that we are stronger together and supports causes that support our community. Everyone deserves to age with dignity, regardless of their financial status or available resources. We want to make it easier for the elderly and differently-abled to have access to the physical and mental health resources they need to remain healthy, happy, and active in the comfort of their home.
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About Jean Griswold
Jean Griswold started her home care business at her dining room table in 1982 in suburban Philadelphia. When her husband told her that an elderly woman in their parish had died because she didn’t have help with daily activities, she was driven to act.
Jean’s extraordinary vision, business acumen, and compassion helped her on this new endeavor to assist the elderly and disabled population in her community. What started as a volunteer overnight sitting service for people in her community eventually grew into the home care service now known as Griswold Home Care.
Together with the help of her remarkable family, Jean Griswold grew the company, even expanding into Mexico and South Korea. They carefully screened and supported nearly 10,000 professional caregivers throughout their network and have helped countless seniors and adults with disabilities age comfortably while remaining where they belong: at home.
Jean was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1967 at the age of 36 and worked in her office until she was 79. She passed away on January 28th, 2017 at the age of 86. She was an inspirational woman and entrepreneur, and her values of dignity and respect live on in Griswold Home Care and the Jean Griswold Foundation.
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