• Grotta is focusing efforts to create Age Friendly Communities in Northern NJ, as well as reduce isolation and improve economic and food security among older adults.

  • Grotta improves the lives of seniors in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties in New Jersey.

  • Grotta improves the lives of seniors in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties in New Jersey.

  • Grotta improves the lives of seniors in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties in New Jersey.

  • Grotta improves the lives of seniors in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties in New Jersey.

  • Grotta improves the lives of seniors in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties in New Jersey.

  • Grotta improves the lives of seniors in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties in New Jersey.

The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community

The Grotta Fund for Senior Care aims to benefit older adults and their families living in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex and eastern Somerset counties and help them to age in place in their homes and communities, with dignity and independence. 

Grotta is a community advisory fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, created in 2003 with the proceeds from the sale of the Theresa Grotta Center for Rehabilitative Services. Through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, grants are selected on a non-sectarian basis. For one of its two grant cycle each year, the Grotta Fund Council members strive to address a selected focus or issue faced by the increasing number of seniors in the Greater MetroWest area, while the second grant supports direct-service community programs and services with a broader set of criteria.


Funding Opportunities

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation and The Grotta Fund are jointly committed to raising awareness of and promoting age-friendly communities in Northern NJ. To this end, in mid August 2015, the funders announced new funding opportunities to support planning grants to communities in Northern NJ working to become more age-friendly. Please note: the Grotta application deadline has been extended to 4 p.m. on November 16. learn more


  • Grotta to support senior-friendly planning

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/11/15)
    In a move to enhance the lives of older adults in the Greater MetroWest area, the Grotta Fund for Senior Care is offering four planning grants to help communities provide more services and activities for their oldest residents.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/11/15)
    In a move to enhance the lives of older adults in the Greater MetroWest area, the Grotta Fund for Senior Care is offering four planning grants to help communities provide more services and activities for their oldest residents.

    more