Promoting Age-Friendly Community Development
Helping local communities' embrace their older population growth by promoting age-friendly livable communities, great places to grow up and grow old; Partnering with the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, Rutgers University and AARP-NJ
Grotta Has awarded grants to 55 agencies benefiting seniors from 2003 to present, promoting innovative approaches to care, collaborating building, and community change.
Grotta aims to meet the needs of the frail, isolated, and low income older adults as well as enrich their lives.
Supporting advancements in care delivery and reducing readmissions
Grotta is committed to advancing seamless care transitions and expanding community care coalitions to improve health care for older individuals in New Jersey.
Geriatric assessments and home visitations
Grotta supports licensed social workers who provide mental health services, home safety checks, and counseling.
Promoting rehabilitation and life skills
Grotta helps seniors to live life fully and independently in their communities.
Adler Aphasia Center, West Orange, NJ
Addressing Housing Issues
Grotta has supported new housing options: home sharing, counseling and case management, all aimed at preventing homelessness and adding supports in the home.
Morris County home post-Sandy
The Grotta Fund for Senior Care
The Grotta Fund for Senior Care, an advisory council fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, has a rich 100-year history of commitment to older adults in northern NJ. The Grotta Fund makes grants to organizations that improve the lives of older adults and their families.
Grants are awarded to 501c3 agencies, religious institutions, and municipalities benefiting older adults who reside in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset counties. There are two cycles per year, through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Selection is on a non-sectarian basis. There are currently no opportunities to apply for new funding from the Grotta Fund.
- Pilot solutions to address critical or emerging needs and opportunities for better ways to age in place
- Promote use of models and best practices
- Expand, enhance, and/or more efficiently use resources that benefit older adults (built community, health and wellness, social services, etc.)
- Foster collaborations among stakeholders to address critical or emerging issues
- Expand enriching, meaningful opportunities for involvement in the community by older adults (volunteerism, education, and employment)