Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant

The Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant is a grant for Alzheimer’s-related nonprofits. This grant provides $25,000 in funding for an innovative program which improves the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other related illnesses and their families. The grant is only available to AFA nonprofit member organizations. To learn more about AFA Membership, click here.

Previous grant winner spotlight

The Garden of Life, Intergenerational Sensory Garden for Adults and Pre-school Children, at Thelma's Place in Canby, OR. Created through the 2018 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant, a grant for alzheimer's-related nonprofits

The Garden of Life, Intergenerational Sensory Garden for Adults and Pre-school Children, at Thelma’s Place in Canby, OR.

Created through the 2018 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant.

(photo credit: Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian)

Who is eligible?

Because this is a grant for Alzheimer’s-related nonprofits, only registered nonoprofits are eligible. In addition, organizations must be active AFA members to apply. If you are already an AFA member, great! You are eligible to apply. If not, you can become an AFA member! Then, you will be eligible to apply. To learn more about AFA Membership, click here. AFA provides one (1) grant to one (1) nonprofit per year.

What programs are eligible for grant funding?

Evaluation is based on:

Community Need: Proposals must be clear and effectively explained, based on local demographic information, about the incidence of dementia, socioeconomic status and the availability of other dementia specific resources.

Program Requirements: All potential scholarship recipients have a diagnosis of dementia and have a financial need for funding.

Other Funding: Clearly identify other funding sources and partners.

Organization Strength: Identify your organization’s strength as a respite care service (in-house or at another agency), with evidence of program outcomes and “best practices.”

Program Budget: Show evidence that organization’s budget is being utilized effectively to meet the needs of current clients and that awarded funds will be efficiently disseminated.

Who reviews the Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant proposals?

AFA Staff reviews The Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant proposals.

How do I apply?

Applications for the Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant are due by Sunday, September 25, 2022. Access the application here. Applicants must submit completed applications electronically via email to grants@alzfdn.org on or before the indicated deadline date.

How is the scoring determined?

Each of the criteria above is scored on a scale of 1-5, 1 being the lowest possible score and 5 being the highest possible score. Since there are five (5) criteria, proposals can receive a maximum total score of twenty-five (25) from each grant reviewer. Final scores are determined by averaging each grant reviewer’s total
score.

How will AFA notify me?

AFA will notify the organization awarded by phone if awarded. If denied, AFA will mail a letter to your organization. Then, funding from AFA must be allocated within the six (6) month period of receiving the grant.

I have another question.

Contact AFA at 866-232-8484 with any questions.

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