NEW YORK (March 2, 2023) – Today, Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) opened applications for the second round of grants in the Thome Aging Well Program to help older adults age safely and securely at home. The program will award up to $6 million in grants this year to nonprofit organizations interested in scaling social services and other supports provided to seniors with lower incomes in Maryland and Michigan. Grants will range from $75,000 to $300,000.
The grants are part of a four-year, $19 million program funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee, to address the structural barriers that hinder the ability of older adults to age with dignity in their homes. In 2022, Enterprise awarded $4 million in grants to 16 affordable housing providers.
“In this second round of funding, the Thome Aging Well program seeks to support the full spectrum of community-based organizations whose mission is to enhance the health and well-being of our nation’s seniors,” said Stephany De Scisciolo, vice president, Impact, Evaluation & Population Health, Enterprise. “One in five US adults is age 55 or older, and as that number grows, it is essential that services and supports are in place to help people age comfortably in their homes. We are grateful to our funders for understanding the importance of this work and making the Thome Aging Well program possible.”
This round of funding is open to all nonprofit organizations providing support to older adults with low incomes residing in Maryland and Michigan. Grants will be awarded to organizations that either seek to scale supportive services and programs (e.g., social engagement, emotional well-being, skills training, and physical, mental and financial health) or modifications to the built environment (e.g., accessibility, minor home repair, and building safety).
Applications are due April 14, 2023, and awards will be announced in the summer. An informational webinar will take place on March 14 at 3 p.m. ET.