AWARE is proud to support nonprofit organizations that share our mission and dedication to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Together with compassion and dedication we can make a difference.
OUR 2020-2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Salary support for the Baylor AT&T Memory Center to provide a trained specialist on site at the Center. At the point of care patients and families are provided with disease education, caregiver training and support groups, elder law and financial planning, and a 24/7 helpline.
Support for the Casa de Vida program at NorthPark Presbyterian Church giving respite relief to caregivers by providing trained volunteer one-on-one care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Support for expansion of the Memory Garden nature program that incorporates horticulture, conversations, and crafts to enrich the life of those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Support for Meaningful Moments, a DMA program designed to provide participants with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families or caregivers with ways to engage in art, providing a continuing cultural opportunity regardless of the abilities.
Support for a symposium designed to educate caregivers about Compassion Fatigue and build resilient professionals and family members caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Support to bring the art experience to people with cognitive impairment and limited mobility in long term care facilities to stimulate art enrichment and memories while empowering caregivers to love people in creative and transformative ways.
Support for the Older Adults Program staff to provide in-home mental health counseling, care management, and daily living support to older adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, allowing them to remain living in their own home.
Support for facility dementia care programs, including the expansion of “I’m Still Here”, a six-month intensive dementia care training program for staff members throughout the Fowler communities.
Support for Healing Notes, a free music-therapy program targeted toward low-income seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Support for the Senior Companions program matching trained volunteers with low income individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families needing assistance with meals, errands, and light housekeeping, providing caregivers with respite and/or time to work outside the home.
Support for the outpatient memory care program to provide cognitive stimulation therapy, a short-term evidence-based intervention for individuals with mild to moderate dementia.
Support for the Improv for Caregivers program, a therapeutic and psycho-educational workshop that uses improvisational comedy techniques to teach caregivers effective communication skills that are specific to the needs of Alzheimer’s patients.
Support for research to develop a formula that estimates how much time a patient might have from initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s to the need for full-time care.
Support for the Concerts for Seniors program providing interactive concerts in 95 nursing homes and adult day care facilities bringing joy, relief from isolation, and peace to individuals affected by memory loss.
Support to evaluate clients of the Meals on Wheels program with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias for need of a higher level of care.
Support for the Friday Friends Program addressing the need to provide respite for those who care for a dementia relative at home, and who have little or no assistance for relieving them of the constant care and supervision of their loved one, while providing a stimulating day of art, music and games for the individual with Alzheimer’s.
Support for scholarships for nursing students at Baylor University, Texas Women’s University, and Texas Christian University toward their studies in gerontology, especially in the field of dementia.
OUR GRANT REVIEW PROCESS
AWARE awards grants once each year to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Nonprofit organizations located in Dallas and the greater North Texas area
- Alzheimer’s related Programs/Services must be delivered and/or Research must be conducted in Dallas and the greater North Texas Area
- Applicants must be nonprofit organizations in overall good financial health with a proven track record.
- New or existing programs will be considered
- Purchase of equipment may be considered (as an exception)
- Only single year grants are considered.
- Requests can be made for up to $50,000.
Within the limitations of the funding criteria listed above, funding can be used for the following:
- Operating Support
- Research Costs
- Program / Services Costs
- Salaries of full-time or part-time employees
Please note: grants may not be used to pay for conferences and meetings, event underwriting, or bonuses.
GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The AWARE Fund of The Dallas Foundation will be accepting grant applications for the 2021-2022 grant cycle from Tuesday, November 10, 2020 through Friday, January 15, 2021.
Please read the instructions below to learn how to apply for a grant from AWARE.
The Dallas Foundation introduced a new online grantmaking portal for the 2020-2021 AWARE grant cycle. If you are a first-time applicant or a returning applicant who did not apply for a grant during the 2020-2021 cycle, you will need to create a new account. You can access the online grantmaking portal here: https://dallasfoundation.spectrumportal.net. Once you arrive at the Sign In page, click on “Register” to create a new account or log in from the last cycle. When your account is approved and you are signed into the system, click the “AWARE” link under the Featured Applications section.
- 2021-2022 Grant applications accepted 11/10/2020 – 1/15/2021
- Site visits are required for all grant applicants. These are conducted between mid-February and
- Grant recipients will be notified in late April or early May.
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Our Grant Recipients
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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
STOMPING GROUND COMEDY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH