Aging Guidelines

Aging Impact Goal

To ensure a spectrum of opportunities and services are available to support Greater Denver’s older adults in living independent and meaningful lives for as long as possible. Learn more about our Aging philosophy and the various ways we strive to make an impact.

Aging Grants Funding Priorities

Direct In-Home and Community-Based Services – Programs that support assistance for daily living activities (including care management, home safety, home repair, home-delivered meals and transportation) and caregiver support.

Transportation – Projects to increase senior mobility through expanded and improved access to transportation services.

Systemic Change – Efforts with selected partners to address emerging issues and opportunities that have the potential for systemic change.

Higher consideration will be given to requests directly addressing one or more of the following components:

  • Public awareness and information that reaches a large number of caregivers and/or older adults
  • Strategies for systemic change
  • Collaboration and coordination among service providers to increase the availability and quality of services
  • Impact on significant numbers of older adults, caregivers and/or organizations
  • Cultural relevance
  • Economic and/or social need

Grants Generally Not Supported

The Aging program area generally does not fund:

  • Capital requests
  • Sponsorships/events
  • Senior centers
  • Research
  • Disease-specific programs
  • Skilled-care
  • Health wellness and prevention

Recent Grants

It may be helpful to review a list of recent Aging grants to determine whether your program or project is a fit with our funding priorities.

Eligibility

We accept applications for programs or projects that serve the seven-county Greater Denver area of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Learn more about this and other grant eligibility criteria.

We encourage applicants to speak with Senior Program Officer Therese Ellery prior to submitting an application to the Aging program area to discuss their program, project or organization.

How to Apply for a Grant

Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis (no deadlines) and the submission process is all online. Learn more about submitting your application.

Required Forms and Reporting

All grantees are required to submit certain forms and reports.

Questions

Answers to many questions can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For additional questions, please contact Therese Ellery, senior program officer – Aging, at tellery@rcfdenver.org or 303.398.7413.

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