Northland Foundation Grants

Rural Aging Initiative Phase II

Rural Aging Initiative logoFrom January 2017 through December 2019, the Northland Foundation is undertaking Phase II of the Rural Aging Initiative to strengthen capacity among nonprofit and community based services, and promote collaboration and innovation to help older adults in our region to age in place. For more information about the Rural Aging Initiative, please contact Zane Bail, Director of Development and Special Projects at the Northland Foundation. The components of Phase II are as follows.

  • Capacity Building is providing financial and training support to 18 nonprofit organizations that focus on aging services in the region.
  • Civic Engagement and Social Connectedness among older adults is being enhanced through support for the 16 AGE to age: bringing generations together sites in the region.
  • The Aging Innovations Program is designed to spur fresh, inventive approaches to helping older adults age in place with independence and purpose in rural communities. The Aging Innovations Program includes competitive funding opportunities.

Aging Innovations Major Grants

The Aging Innovations Program includes an opportunity to apply for grants up to $50,000 each. There will be two grantmaking rounds: November 2017 and Spring 2018. Northland anticipates awarding three to five grants each round.

The Aging Innovations Major Grants are intended to spur innovative approaches to improve community care integration; utilize technological advances; support family caregivers; promote strategies addressing direct care workforce challenges; and replicate/adapt evidenced-informed or evidenced-based program models.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Erik Torch, Director of Grantmaking. Round 1 applications were due WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017. Round I funding decisions will be made by November 30, 2017.