Since 1966, the New York Foundation for Eldercare has distributed over $13 million in grants. In 2016 the Foundation distributed approximately $300,000 in grants. NYFE focuses its grant-making on nonprofit organizations in the New York metropolitan area serving the educational and health needs of seniors, the frail elderly and Holocaust survivors. Potential applicants may consider the projects of the following organizations in discussing how their proposed programs align with NYFE’s mission and funding practice.


Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Shingles Vaccination Program – The program in partnership with the NYC Department for the Aging directly addresses the low level of shingles awareness among seniors and provides a no-cost vaccination to those who otherwise cannot afford it

VNSNY Hospice – To support VNSNY’s expanded participation in “We Honor Veterans” program.

VNSNY Health Coach Program – To support specially trained Health Coaches for the purpose of extending nursing services for at risk Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) residents.


Samuel Field Y Neighborhood Senior Center/NORC

Healthy Aging Program – Three segment program will provide opportunity to older adults to focus on health, nutrition and exercise ensuring a healthy aging. The program will include Healthy food preparation demonstrations, Diabetes Support Group and Exercise program.


Montefiore Medical Center

Geriatric Psychiatry Program – Offers medical students with a year-long enhanced clinical experience of specialized knowledge and supervised patient contact in geriatric psychiatry, working with Montefiore Hospital and Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center physicians.

Advance Care Planning Program – For older adults with impaired decisional capacity. The pilot program will enhance both the patients’ and caregivers’ involvement in end of life planning.


New York Foundation for Eldercare Health Literacy Program – Series of six seminars for seniors on medications, nutrition and supplements, pain management and other topics conducted by Dr. Gail Lowenstein at group sessions held in The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.


The Blue Card

Telephone Emergency Response System – Purchase and distribute Emergency Alert Pendants for Holocaust survivors living at or below the federal poverty level to enable them to remain safely at home as they age.



Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Crisis Intervention Program – Offers one-on-one supervision for patients on a daily basis throughout the year. The companion coverage is provided by Home Helpers. Each companion is specially trained in working with individuals whose quality of life is greatly impacted by the behaviors that result with the late stages of Dementia and /or Alzheimer’s.

SMILE Program – Offers an essential Therapeutic Recreation modality that provides music therapy and entertainment that enhances the recreation program.


Concerts in Motion

String Quartets at the NORCs – Concerts in Motion will play at Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities that are not able to contribute to the cost of having these professional musicians perform. The project will include group concerts as well as private concerts for homebound seniors who are too ill or disabled to leave their homes.


The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine Mount Sinai Beth Israel

“Singing Together Measure by Measure” – Offers certified music therapy for senior patients facing neurological challenges.


PROOF: Media for Social Justice

LINKBack – Our Elders Stories – A community theatre program with elders, which allows them to share their stories.


Kings Bay YM-YWHA

Supportive Respite Service Program – Offers respite services for seniors who are caregivers for their spouses with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.


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