The next funding cycle is Spring 2014. The grant guidelines and application will be posted on March 12, 2014.
The Grotta Fund for Senior Care provides grant support to agencies which benefit older adults and their families and help them to age in place independently, safely and with dignity in their homes and communities. Grotta directs its program grant support to seniors living primarily in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex and eastern Somerset counties.
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 $3.7 million dollars in grants to 47 agencies benefiting seniors from 2003- present. Our aim is to support local agencies to implement new evidence-based models that deliver more cost effective and beneficial care, advance practice change and innovation, support team-based care and collaborations and encourage senior-friendly and safe living. In recent years, grant-supported programs ranged from care coordination, shared housing, arts enrichment, volunteerism benefiting and among seniors, to spiritual enrichment, geriatric mental health programs and health education and promotion.