Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

AFA Grants

On this page, you will find applications and reporting instructions/forms for AFA’s Membership Grants Program. Please contact Maria Brancato, AFA’s membership coordinator, at 866-232-8484 with questions or for more information.

Bi-Annual Grant Recipients Spring 2017 

  • Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama – Birmingham, AL
  • Audry’s Angels – Phoenix, AZ
  • Senior Access – San Francisco, CA
  • OPICA Adult Day Program and Counseling Center – Las Angeles, CA
  • Conejo Valley Senior Concerns – Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Alzheimer’s Orange County (AOC) – Irvine, CA
  • Clelian Adult Day Center – Hamden, CT
  • Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Inc – Spring Hill, FL
  • Alzheimer’s Community Care – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Giving Back – Paia, HI
  • CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions – Indianapolis, IN
  • Medfield Council On Aging – Medfield, MA
  • Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services – Hyannis, MA
  • Senior Plus – Lewiston, ME
  • Southeastern Wake Adult Day Center – Raleigh, NC
  • The Roberts Academy – Omaha, NE
  • Briteside Adult Day Centers, Inc. – Flemington, NJ
  • Melrose Senior Citizen’s Center Inc. – Melrose, NM
  • Rhythm Break Cares – New York, NY
  • Mid-Island Y JCC – Plainview, NY
  • Riverstone Senior Life Services – New York, NY
  • Family Services of Westcherster (My Second Home, Mount Kisco) – Port Chester, NY
  • Cross Keys Village- The Brethren Home Community – New Oxford, PA
  • Alzheimer’s Respite & Resource (Memory Matters) – Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee – Nashville, TN
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (dba Memory Matters Utah) – Saint George, UT
  • Tidewater Arts Outreach – Norfolk, VA
  • Old Friend Club – Kirkland, WA
  • Formemory, Inc – Ridgeway, WI
  • Wyoming Dementia Care – Casper, WY
  • Laramie County Sheriff’s Department: PLI – Cheyenne, WY

Fall 2016

  • Cognitive Dynamics Foundation – Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Alzheimer’s Family Services Center – Huntington Beach, CA
  • Valley Adult Day Services – Portervill,e CA
  • New England Cognitive Center – New London, CT
  • To Whom it May Concern, INC – Stamford, CT
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation – Washingto,n DC
  • St. Johns County Council on Aging – Saint Augustine, FL
  • WesleyLife – Washington, IA
  • CJE SeniorLife – Chicago, IL
  • CentraCarePACE – Battle Creek, MI
  • Range Respite – Virginia, MN
  • Minnesota Emergency Communications Team – St. Paul, MN
  • Act Now Foundation – Jersey City, NJ
  • Ontario County Office of Sheriff – Canandaigua, NY
  • Town of Huntington Adult Day Care Program – Huntington, NY
  • Volunteers of America Oregon – Portland, OR
  • Thelma’s Place Redmond – Redmond, OR
  • Creative Story Project – Cleveland, TN
  • Interfaith Care Partners – Houston, TX

Spring 2016

  • Arts & Minds – NY
  • Giving Back – HI
  • Inspirit, Inc. – FL
  • Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University – OH
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, Inc – CA
  • Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area – LA
  • Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services – MA
  • Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee – TN
  • Central Oregon Council on Aging – OR
  • JFCS of Southwest Flordia – FL
  • Lehigh County Cedarbrook Nursing home – PA
  • The Heart of Therapeutic Clowning, Inc – NY
  • Alzheimer’s Respite & Resource DBA Memory Matters – SC
  • Clelian Adult Day Center – CT
  • Tidewater Arts Outreach – VA
  • Wyoming Dementia Care – WY
  • Audrey’s Angels – AZ
  • Central Illinois Agency on Aging – IL
  • Henry County Sheriff’s Office – OH
  • Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland – NY
  • Panhandle Partnership for Health & Human Services – NE
  • Progress Unlimited, Inc – MD
  • Corner Stone Family Programs – NJ
  • OPICA Adult Day Care Center, Inc – CA
  • Song of Love Foundation – NY

Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grant Recipients Fall 2016

  • Caring Days Adult Day Care – Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Central Coast VNA & Hospice – Monterey, CA
  • WISE & Healthy Aging – Santa Monica, CA
  • The Kennedy Center, Inc – Trumbull, CT
  • Iona Senior Services – Washington, DC
  • Alzheimer’s Community Care – West Palm Beach, FL
  • JFCS of Southwest Florida – Naples, FL
  • Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services – Boca Raton, FL
  • Rotary Community Corps of Adult Day Health Programs, Inc. – South Yarmouth, MA
  • St. Mary’s Nurshing Center, Inc – Leonardtown, MD
  • Family Services of Westchester’s My Second Home, White Plains – Port Chester, NY
  • Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc. – Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Family Services of Westchester’s My Second Home, Mt. Kisco – Port Chester, NY
  • Mid- Island Y JCC – Plainview, NY
  • Chester County Department of Aging Services – West Chester, PA
  • The ARK of SC, Summerville, SC, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County – Tyler, TX
  • Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri State Area – Texarkana, TX
  • Insight Memory Care Center – Fairfax, VA
  • Pendleton Senior & Family Services, Inc – Franklin, WV

Spring 2016 

  • OPICA Adult Day Program – Los Angeles, CA
  • Seniors First, Inc. – Auburn, CA
  • All Saints Early Learning and Community Care – Jacksonville, FL
  • St. John’s County Council on Aging – Saint Augustine, FL
  • Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Inc. – Fort Myers, FL
  • Alzheimer’s Services Center – Morrow, GA
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc – Hilo, HI
  • The Connection DBA Blaine County Senior Council – Hailey, ID
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana – South Bend, IN
  • Meals on Wheels Program & Services of Rockland – Nanuet, NY
  • Riverstone Senior Life – New York, NY
  • Selfhelp Community Services – New York, NY
  • Hands of Grace Faith in Action – Delta, OH
  • Alzheimer’s Respite & Resource, Inc, DBA/ Memory Matters – Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County – Shelbyville, TN
  • Senior Services for South Sound- STARS Adult Day – Olympia, WA

Anne and Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant


Organization: Life Enrichment Center of Cleveland County, Shelby, NC
Description: The “Greenhouse as the Focal Point of Horticultural Therapy in an Adult Day Center” program will improve the lives of participants by offering them a plant-rich environment that is calm, peaceful and engaging, with few distractions. Participants can engage in familiar, enjoyable and meaningful activities, thus improving their quality of life. Caregivers will know their loved ones are able to continue with a beloved pastime, no matter where they are in the progression of their dementia. LEC has the teaching capability to help others replicate this program, regardless of the size of their organization or budget.


Organization: Caring Days Adult Day Care, Tuscaloosa, AL
Program: The 2015 Anne & Irving Brodsky Grant has been awarded to Caring Days Adult Day Care for their “Enhancing Life Through the Senses” program. This innovative program enhances contact with later stage Alzheimer’s patients, who are generally unable to communicate and suffer from isolation. This sensory program is contained in a room enhanced to stimulate and yet soothe Alzheimer’s patients. Some of the features include massage equipment, aroma diffusers, fiber optics, an interactive panel and a vibrating music recliner. For those who in more reclined positions, there will be posters on the ceiling that will glow with a black light. Some of these innovations were originally designed for disabled children and have proved effective with other populations as well.

Caring Days Adult Day Care is a program developed by Caring Congregations, a group of 22 congregations of various denominations which work together to address unmet needs in the West Alabama area. They are currently working with the University of Alabama to develop a workshop to help other communities in the southeast develop programs in their own areas.