Funders at Work in Aging

The Council compiles examples of the many ways in which Connecticut grantmakers provide funding and leadership in aging and help build communities for all ages. Whether your work supports individual needs, senior programs, community or systems planning, capacity building, advocacy or any other aspect, we would like to share your story. Please contact Laurie Allen, Director of Communications, 860-525-5585.

Foundation for Community Health’s Prescription Assistance Fund >>
This fund was established following the directives of several donor-advised funds wanting to assist people in our community who need help with their medical expenses.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Helping the Elderly of Hamden >>
The majority of grants from the John P. and Cora E. Phelps Fund support of the Phelps Community Project, a resource for the elderly of Hamden with very limited income and who need short term support.

United Way of Connecticut and 2-1-1 Resources on Aging >>
United Way of Connecticut provides resources for and insight into the needs of older adults.

Connecticut Community Foundation and Town Conversations on Aging >>
As part of the Pathways Services for Seniors Initiative, each community is encouraged to take a fresh look at its senior population by holding a Town Conversation on Aging.

Fairfield County Community Foundation and Senior Housing >>
A bequest established the Stella Margaret McHenry Fund to help low income seniors with their housing needs.