Enterprise announces $6 Million in grants to support aging in place initiatives
NEW YORK — Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) announced the 22 recipients of the 2023 Thome Aging Well grants, which are part of a four-year, $19 million program to help older adults living in affordable communities age safely and securely at home. Ten organizations in Maryland and 12 in Michigan make up the second round of the program’s Scale What’s Working grants.
Funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee, the grants, ranging from $94,625 to $350,000, will help these organizations scale existing aging in place initiatives with a track record of success to more than 6,000 older adults.
"There is a deep need for continued support of organizations that serve the growing population of older adults who want to age in their homes and communities,” said Stephany De Scisciolo, VP, Impact, Evaluation, and Population Health at Enterprise. “For this round of grants, we built on our previous success and extended the grant opportunity to any organization providing home-based services, including those who help older adults modify their homes to make it easier for them to continue to age in place.”
The funded programs focus specifically on improving older adults’ physical, mental, and financial health, supporting their productive aging and social engagement, and making improvements to their homes to enhance their physical safety. In addition to the funding, each Thome Aging Well grantee will participate in a multi-year learning collaborative, receive technical assistance in program evaluation, and have the opportunity to network with funders.
The grantees are:
• Ascension St. Agnes, Baltimore
• Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, Silver Spring
• Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, Salisbury
• LeadingAge Maryland, Sykesville
• Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Baltimore
• National Hispanic Council on Aging Housing of the District of Columbia, Silver Spring
• ReBUILD Metro, Baltimore
• Arc Prince George’s County, Largo
• The Iris Music Project, Columbia
• Upper Shore Aging, Chestertown Michigan
• Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter, Detroit
• Brightmoor Alliance, Detroit
• Centrica Care Navigators, Kalamazoo
• Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, Detroit
• Community Opportunity Fund, Detroit
• Detroit Revival Engaging American Muslims, Detroit
• Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Detroit
• Hannan Center, Detroit
• Lori’s Hands, Detroit
• Michigan LGBTQ+ Elders Network, Detroit
• PACE Southeast Michigan, Southfield
• St. Patrick Senior Center, Detroit
Enterprise launched the Thome Aging Well program at the start of 2022 to support the scaling of successful programs and to incubate new and innovative approaches to joyful aging. Priority is given to organizations serving communities or groups that experience persistent health inequities.