Dedicated to positively improving the lives of seniors primarily living in Essex, Morris and Union counties, the Grotta Fund for Senior Care provides grant support to local agencies which benefit older adults and their families, helping them to live independently and safely in their homes and communities.
Grotta is a community advisory fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest NJ, created in 2003 with the proceeds from the sale of the Theresa Grotta Center for Rehabilitative Services. Grants are selected through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process in two grant cycles each year. In each cycle, the RFP highlights a particular program focus or seeks grants which support Grotta’s overall mission. Grant selections are made on a non-sectarian basis.
Grotta has awarded more than $3 million dollars in grants to 45 agencies from 2003-present. These grants serve seniors living in the MetroWest New Jersey area with innovative health and social service programs.
Local Foundations Invest in Family Service of Morris County to Strengthen Children, Families and Seniors
MorristownPatch.com — Families in Morris County have depended on Family Service of Morris County (FSMC) for help during difficult times for nearly 200 years. But who does FSMC turn to for its own support? Local foundations have stepped forward to provide much needed funding for critical social services that serve both the oldest and youngest in our community. more
Grotta helps support Jewish Family Services
One of the top priorities of Jewish Family Service is serving the needs of the elderly, who are greatly in need of mental health counseling services and are motivated to obtain them. This population however presents a unique problem for mental health professionals as it is hindered by a lack of both mobility and public transportation. Our geriatric, licensed social workers, therefore, provide in-home mental health services such as assessment and therapy to senior citizens who live alone, in assisted living facilities or in group home facilities.