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Aging Innovation Fund Announcement 2017

South Jersey Aging Innovation Fund
2017 CALL FOR IDEASdownload-button



In December 2015, the Cascade Corporation established the Aging Innovation Fund (AIF) at the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) to influence solutions that improve the wellness and quality of life of older adults. Although they exited the senior living market in Cape May County, the Cascade Corporation is committed to giving back to the community they served. Over the next three years, the fund will invest over $450,000 in creative solutions for older adults (three $50,000 grants per year).


The Community Foundation of South Jersey is pleased to announce a Call for Ideas to support nonprofit organizations, community coalitions, area offices on aging, or others that seek to create solutions that improve the wellness and quality of life of older adults. Three grants of $50,000 each will be awarded this year to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • To help older adults remain active, healthy and engaged in their communities
  • To offer unique support services that improve home-based, community-based and long-term care
  • To protect the rights of the older adults
  • To prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults


Aging Innovation Fund Call for Ideas Released Monday, April 3
1st Round: Deadline for Submitting Call for Ideas Friday, May 5
Ten finalists (Call for Ideas) Announced Monday, May 22
2nd Round: Deadline for Submitting Full Proposals Wednesday, June 21
Five finalists (Full Proposals) Announced Tuesday, July 18
3rd Round Presentation of Ideas: Five finalists present to selection committee Thursday, July 27
Top 3 Awards Announcement Friday, July 28
Present “Projects in Progress” at SJ Aging Summit Tentative March 2018

Applications must be received by Friday, May 5 at 5 pm EST. Please submit this document electronically to Lee Albright at lalbright@communityfoundationsj.org.