• 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.

This Fund 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, the Fund seeks to maintain a legacy of caring for older adults, established by Theresa Grotta almost 100 years ago.

Grants are awarded on a non-sectarian basis, through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, announced each Fall and Spring, only for programs directed at older adults. Each year the Grotta Fund Council members set funding goals to support 1) a strategic challenge facing older adults living in the Greater MetroWest area and, 2) a second grant cycle which supports direct-service community programs and services with a broader set of criteria.

 


Funding Opportunities

Age-Friendly Funding Initiative

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 multi-year funding opportunities to support planning and implementation grants to communities in Northern NJ working to become more age-friendly. Currently this funding opportunity is available by invitation only.

Small Grants Funding

Grotta will be announcing its next Request for Proposals in support of Small Grants in February 2017.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (3/2/16)
    The Grotta Fund for Senior Care is hailing the success of a grant program that has allowed hundreds of local elderly people to remain at home rather than unnecessarily return to hospitals

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    New Jersey Jewish News (3/2/16)
    The Grotta Fund for Senior Care is hailing the success of a grant program that has allowed hundreds of local elderly people to remain at home rather than unnecessarily return to hospitals

    more

    New Jersey Jewish News (3/2/16)
    The Grotta Fund for Senior Care is hailing the success of a grant program that has allowed hundreds of local elderly people to remain at home rather than unnece...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (3/2/16)
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  • 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.

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