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Grant Recipient

Project/Program Description

 Amount

2016

Concordia University Chicago

Third of three-year grant to develop and implement the Center for Gerontology.

$  160,000

Illinois Saint Andrew Society

Third of five year grant for the Caledonian House, a memory care facility for older adults.

 $  20,000
Kott Gerontology Institute General Operations  $320,000
Little Sisters of the Poor
(St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly)
General Operations  $  35,000
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Illinois Senior Care Services  $  80,000
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois InTouch Home Care Services $  30,000
North Shore Senior Center Older Adults Benefits Program $  15,000
Norwegian Lutheran Bethesda Home Association General Operations $  15,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin Services of Greater Chicago (formerly Seguin Services, Inc.) Second installment of a two-year grant for the Senior Services Daytime Activities Program $  40,000
West Cook YMCA Programming for Seniors $  10,000
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW) Grandparent Connections and the Arts & Culture Portions of Chicago Tonight $100,000
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2015

Aging Care Connections

Safe Transition Home Program.

$  58,274

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Funding to create a gerontology accreditation program for educational institutions.

$  75,000

Center for Disability & Elder Law

Senior Legal Assistance Clinics. 

$  40,000

Center of Concern

General operations.

$  10,000

Concordia Place

Senior Wellness Program.

$  10,000

Concordia University Chicago

Second of three-year grant to develop and implement the Center for Gerontology.

$195,000

Council for Jewish Elderly Senior Life
(CJE Senior Life)

SeniorLife's Counseling & Care management program. 

$  20,000

Dental Lifeline Network Illinois

Donated dental services program.

$  10,000

Illinois Saint Andrew Society

Second of five year grant for the Caledonian House, a memory care facility for older adults.

$  20,000

Little Sisters of the Poor (St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly)

General operations.

$  75,000

Lutheran Child & Family Services of Illinois

Senior Care Services.

$125,000

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Intouch Chicago South Home Care Services. 

$100,000

Meals at Home

General operations.

$   5,000

Naperville Elderly Homes (dba Martin Avenue Homes)

Rental assistance and residence feeding program.

$  20,000

North Shore Senior Center

Adult Protective Services program.

$  30,000

Norwegian Lutheran Bethesda Home Association

Supplies and equipment for new therapy gym. 

$  37,607

Northwest Community Healthcare Organization

Liaison In Nursing Care Transitions. 

$  45,000

Roseland Community Hospital Foundation

Senior Synergy Bridge Program.

$  58,032

Thrive Counseling Center

Senior Services Program's psychiatric services and expand senior home visit program.

$  26,286

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin Services of Greater Chicago (formerly Seguin Services, Inc.)

First installment of a two-year grant for the Senior Services Daytime Activities Program. 

$  40,000

West Cook YMCA

Senior Programming.

$  30,000

Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW)

Program support for three programs: Arts programming on Chicago Tonight ($70k); Geoffry Baer's Chicago Tours ($50k); Grantparents Connection ($80k). 

$200,000

Approved for distribution in January

Kott Gerontology Institute

$520,000
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2014

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Older Adult Services program: creative arts therapy. (Bridging the Gap: Arts for All)

$  30,000

Aging Care Connections

Enhanced Bridge Caregiver Program, Aging Resource Center (ARC)

 $  30,000
Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc. (BACOA) General operations support  $  10,000
Cantata Adult Life Services Phase II of a pilot program to expand care delivery through accessible technology to 27 more seniors  $  60,000
Casa Central Adult Wellness Center  $  15,000
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Northwest and South Suburban Senior Services $  40,000
Center of Concern Senior Support and Geriatric Counseling $  40,000
Center for Disability & Elder Law Senior Legal Assistance Clinics $  35,000
Concordia University Chicago Center for Gerontology $208,700
Greater Chicago Food Depository Older adult hunger relief initiatives throughout Cook County $  15,000
Humanitarian Service Project Senior Citizen Project, to purchase 2 months work of fresh produce for enrolled seniors $    5,000
Illinois Saint Andrew Society The Caledonian House, a memory care facility for older adults $  20,000
Kott Gerontology Institute General operations support $160,000
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly General operations support $    5,500
Little City Foundation GRACE Senior Training Program $  20,000
Little Sisters of the Poor
(St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly)
General operations support $  75,000
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Illinois LCFS Senior Care Services $126,900
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Intouch Chicago South Home Care Services $100,000
Mercy Housing Lakefront Lakefront Residences of Grayslake $  17,500
Naperville Elderly Homes
(dba Martin Avenue Homes)
Tenant Assistance Rent Subsidy and Resident Feeding Program $  20,000
North Shore Senior Center Adult Protective Services Program $  25,000
Northern Illinois Food Bank Senior Food Program $  15,000
Northern Illinois Medical Center; dba Centegra Health System - McHenry Purchase of 20 telepath kits, which allow nurse practioners to monitor health of seniors in their homes $  29,644
Norwegian Lutheran Bethesda Home Association Sensory Center $  15,242
Northwest Community Healthcare Organization Liaison In Nursing Care Transitions $  45,000
People Care, Inc. General operations support $  15,000
PLOWS Council on Aging Adult Protective Services Program $  60,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin Services of Greater Chicago (formerly Seguin Services, Inc.) Senior Services Daytime Activities Program $  40,000
West Cook YMCA Senior Activities Coordinator $  15,911
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW) Support of: Scientific Chicago; Where in Chicago?; and Grandparents Connection $200,000
YMCA of Berwyn Y Senior Program $  70,000
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2013

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

request for an art and music therapist for the older adult Bridging the Gap Program

$  30,000

Animal Care League

request funding that will provide companion animals and daily assistance to seniors in 3 independent and assisted living facilities

$  10,000

Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc. (BACOA)

request funding for general operating support expenses, major areas funded include information and referral, caregiver support, outreach and case coordination, benefits and insurance information and healthy aging

$  10,000

Caring Connections for Seniors

request funding for support of its Health Connect2014 project which will promote physical, social and emotional health and well being among CCS seniors through (1) increased access to low-cost prescription drugs and medication management and 92) stimulating interactive art activities and (3) access to professional counseling

$  25,000

Casa Central

request funding to support the Adult Wellness Center that provides activities for older adults

$  15,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

request funding to support the Northwest and South Suburban Senior Services. Services are designed to provide in home assessment, arrange services, and monitor conditions sot that older adults may remain safely and comfortable in their own homes and communities.

$  30,000

Center of Concern

request funding for general operating support of the Senior Services and Geriatric Counseling Program that provides professional elder care management services, one-to-one companionship, encouragement, and hands-on assistance to improve the quality of life of the frail elderly and other seniors

$  10,000

Center for Disability & Elder Law

request funding to replace the loss of  Equal Justice Works funding thus enabling the Senior Legal Assistance Clinics to continue. Funding would cover staff attorney's salary and benefits as well as include program expenses for travel, parking, postage and supplies

$  19,328

Concordia Universtiy Chicago

creation and implementation of the Kott Gerontology Center

$125,000

Family Alliance, Inc.

request funding to support a 2nd Adult Day Program site in southern McHenry County

$  50,000

Greater Chicago Food Depository

request funding to sustain the Food Depository's Older Adult Program

$  25,000

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)

request funding to support general operations of the Upkeep and Repair Program, Intergenerational Housing Program, Shopping Bus Program and Volunteer Services

$  10,000

Humanitarian Service Project

request funding to provide 121 needy senior citizens in DuPage and Kane County with monthly deliveries of groceries

$   5,000

Kott Gerontology Institute

implementation Kott Scholar Program

$160,000

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

request general operating support in providing a visiting program and social activities that focus on enhancing the quality of life of seniors by alleviating loneliness and isolation

$   5,500

Little Sisters of the Poor
(St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly)

request general operating support in providing care to elderly persons with little or no financial resources, ranging from Independent Apartment Living, Sheltered Care to Intermediate Total Care

$  65,000

Lutheran Child & Family Services of Illinois

request funding to increase assistance to seniors served through the food distribution program and the Extended Family Support Program

$  80,000

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

request funding to support the In touch Home Care Services that provides 450 low income older adults with personal care, house cleaning, laundry, food preparation, shopping and transportation to medical appointments

$100,000

Mercy Housing Lakefront

requests funding to support its senior facility serving residents in the northern Illinois Village of Grayslake in Lake County

$  15,000

Naperville Elderly Homes
(dba Martin Avenue Homes)

requests funding to support tenant rent assistance and resident feeding program.

$  20,000

Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Request general operating support to maintain programs and services for seniors. Programs include life-long learning promoted through multi-cultural programs.

$  25,000

 North Shore Senior Center

request funding to support the Adult Protective Services program, formally known as Elder Abuse Investigation and Protection 

$  25,000

 Northern Illinois Food Bank

request funding to support Senior Food Box Program providing monthly box lunches to 660 seniors

$  25,000

Norwegian Lutheran Bethesda Home Association

 request general operating support to fund the "Get Creative" weekly art class

$  17,500

 Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

request funding to support the Benefits Access Program where staff help older adults with limited resources access the benefits they are eligible for

$  25,000

People Care, Inc. 

request funding to support its homebound seniors program

$  30,000

 People's Resource Center

request funding support for its food program serving low income elderly residents of DuPage County

$  30,050

 PLOWS Council on Aging

request funding for two years to add one full time caseworker to the agency's Adult Protective Services

$  60,000

 Presence Home Care Service

request funding to support the Homebound Elderly Program that provides home-based medical, nursing, social work, and volunteer services to approximately 70 low-income and chronically ill elderly patients

$  50,000

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin Services of Greater Chicago
(formerly Seguin Services, Inc.)

request funding to support Senior Services Daytime Activities Program for 45 older adults with developmental disabilities

$  35,000

Village of River Forest

request funding to create a financial assistance program for seniors ages 65 years and over who are unable to afford the Resident Assistance Program - Protect Your Basement Program. This program works with seniors in offering necessary housing upgrades to prevent impact of flood damage

$  35,000

West Cook YMCA

request funding to support 10 hour per week senior activities coordinator to continue to build on the Silver Sneakers Senior Program

$  14,365

Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW)

request funding support for continuation of the Grandparent Connection, Scientific Chicago on Chicago Tonight, and new support for Chicago Time Machine

$250,000
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2012

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Age Options, Inc.

Replication of program Caring Together, Living Better to be extended to minorities communities in the western suburbs.

$125,000

Aging Care Connections

General operating support

$  25,000

Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc.

General operating support

$  10,000

Big Foot Emergency Food Pantry

General operating support

$    5,000

Caring Connections for Seniors

For HealthConnect 2013 to assist seniors with medication management and provide assistance to seniors in communicating with doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals

$  25,000

Casa Central

For the Older Adult Wellness Program

$  15,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

For funding of the NW Senior Services Program

$  30,000

Concordia University

To establish a research intensive doctoral program in gerontology

$  86,750

 Council for Jewish Elderly

 Implementation of the Food Sense Program

 $ 15,000

 Edward Foundation

 To provide staff training in Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming

 $  23,180

 Family Alliance, Inc.

 General operating support

 $  50,000

 Greater Chicago Food Depository

 To sustain and expand the Food Depository's Older Adult Program

$  20,000

 Lake Geneva Food Pantry

General operating support

 $   5,000

 Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

 For operational support

 $   5,500

Little Company of Mary Hospital

 For the Mobile Medical Care Program

 $  10,000

Little Sisters of the Poor (St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly)

 General operating support

 $  65,000

 Lutheran Child and Family Services

To support cost associated for the four food pantries where there is a senior population

 $  81,476

 Lutheran Life Communities Foundation

To help provide a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation services gym as part of the Commitment to Community, Commitment to Care campaign

 $200,000

 Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

 For the In Touch Home Care program

$100,000

Mercy Housing Lakefront

 For support of the Grayslake senior development project

 $ 15,000

 Milestone, Inc.

 Purchase of an EZ lift for the Elmwood Heights Specialized Care facility

 $   5,055

 Naperville Elderly Homes

 To provide rent subsidy and food gift cards to low income seniors

 $  20,000

 North Shore Senior Center

 To help subsidize the cost of investigating cases of elderly abuse

 $  20,000

 Northern Illinois Food Bank

 For support of the Senior Food Box Program

 $  25,000

 Norwegian Lutheran Bethesda Home Assoc.

To launch an Adult Day Club at Bethesda Home and Retirement Center

 $  15,000

Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

To provide bilingual, bicultural staff

 $  25,000

People Care, Inc.

For general operating support

 $  15,000

 People's Resource Center

To provide free, healthy food and access to additional services for low-income elderly residents 

 $  25,000

Resurrection Home Health Services (RHHS)

To support RHHS Homebound Elderly Program

$  50,000

River Forest Community Center

To defray the cost of installing automatic door openers at the main entrance of the River Forest Community Center

$  21,445

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Partial funding to provide free quarterly 3 day Health Education Programs to seniors. The goals of the classes are to promote overall healthy and independent lifestyles through education and health screening.

$  10,000

Seguin Services, Inc.

For support of Sequin's Senior Services Daytime Activities Program

$  35,000

Senior Home Sharing, Inc.

General operating support

$  10,000

The Arthur Home

For the purchasing of a Sci-Fit Recumbent Stepper for their REBOUND & STRENGTH MATTERS program.                   

$   4,800

Thrive

Expansion of the Project Access, additional  7.5 hours of staffing for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker                   

$   9,513

Window to the World Communications, Inc.

For support of the Scientific Chicago on Chicago Tonight's and Readers are Leaders Programs.                   

$200,000

West Cook YMCA

Funding to develop a seniors program

$  13,945

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2011

Advocate Charitable Foundation

Bridging the Gap Program

$  30,000

Age Options, Inc.

Caring Together, Living Better Program

$  20,000

Aging Care Connections

Project ARC

$  22,000

Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc.

General Operations

$   7,500

Caring Connections For Seniors

HealthyConnect 2012

$  25,000

CJE Senior Life

Support for the Culture Bus Northwest Program

$  15,000

Concordia University Chicago

Establishment of a Gerontology Fellowship

$  20,000

Des Plaines Community Senior Center

Health & Wellness Education Series and Benefits Enrollment Program

$  10,000

Dominican University

Funding gap from the John A. Hartford Foundation

$  10,000

Family Alliance, Inc.

General Operations

$  50,000

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Depository's Older Adult Program

$  20,000

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

General Operations

$  50,000

Little Company of Mary Hospital

Mobile Medical Care

$  10,000

Little Sisters of the Poor

General Operations

$  65,000

Lutheran Life Communities

It's Never 2 Late Initiative

$  50,000

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Intouch Home Care Services

$  90,000

Naperville Elderly Homes

Residents' Feeding Program

$  20,000

North Shore Senior Center

Peer Counseling/Friendly Visitor Program

$  10,240

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Senior Food Box Program

$    6,820

People Care Inc.

Expansion of the Elderly Transportation Program

$  15,000

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2010

West Suburban Senior Services

2010 - 2013 Kott Geriatric Scholars Program

$115,383

Little Sisters of the Poor - Palatine

General operations

$  65,000

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Older Adult Program

$  20,000

Chicago Commons Association

Caring for Caregivers Support Initiative

$  20,000

Naperville Elderly Homes / Martin Apartments

Tenant Assistance Rent Subsidy, Resident Feeding program and new accessible bus

$  27,500

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Intouch Home Care Services

$  90,000

Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc.

Young-Onset Dementia Support and Education Group

$    7,500

West Suburban Senior Services

Final Kott Scholars Payment

$774,867

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2009

Barrington Area Council On Aging, Inc.

Take Care of Your Health Program

$  5,000

Naperville Elderly Homes / Martin Apartments

Rent subsidy

$   7,500

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Senior Food Box Program

$  20,000

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

LifeBalance Program

$  45,000

Norwood Life Care Foundation

Brain Fitness Program

$    5,000

Little Sisters of the Poor - Palatine

Low cost living apartments for the elderly and a new bus

$  50,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Senior Case Management Services

$  20,000

Community Retirement Inc. / The Arthur Home

Vision Care Matters program

$    5,000

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Older Adult program

$  20,000

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly

Transportation

$    5,000

Lutheran Home

ForeverFIT Program

$  30,000

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2008

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Senior case management services

$  30,000

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Senior program

$  25,000

Little Sisters of the Poor - Palatine

Low cost living apartments for the elderly

$  50,000

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Wellness program

$  50,000

Senior Home Sharing

General operating support

$  15,000

ELCA Disaster Response

Assistance to seniors facing ongoing flooding-related hardship in Iowa

$  40,375

Lutheran Home

Third and final year of a three-year commitment for the ForeverFIT Program

$  30,000

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2007

West Suburban Senior Services

2007 - 2010 Kott Geriatric Scholars program

$938,290

Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc.

New educational class added to the Healthy Aging Program

$   5,000

Little Sisters of the Poor - Palatine

Low cost living apartments for the elderly

$  60,000

Family Alliance, Inc.

Dementia Specific Day Program

$  50,000

Advocate Health Care

The Geriatric Home Visiting Program of the Illinois Masonic/UIC Family Practice Residency

$  30,000

ELCA Disaster Response

Hardship grants to individuals over 65 who were impacted by 2005 hurricanes Katrina or Rita

$  30,000

Lutheran Home

Second year of three-year commitment for the ForeverFIT Program

$  30,000

Milestone, Inc.

Purchase of additional medical equipment for the Elmwood Heights Specialized Care Facility

$  25,358

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2006

ELCA Disaster Response

Grant for over 65 who were impacted by hurricanes Katrina or Rita

$  30,000

 Advocate Health Care

Geriatric home visiting program 

$  30,000 

Little Sisters of the Poor - Palatine

Rent supplementation of low cost independent living apartments

$  60,000

Lutheran Home

 First year of three-year commitment fo the foreverfit program

 $  30,000

Naperville Elderly Homes / Martin Apartments

Door handles and air conditioners

$  18,269

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2005

Little Sisters of the Poor - Palatine

Rent supplementation of low-cost independent living apartments

$  53,200

ELCA Disaster Response

Hardship grants

$  79,200

 

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