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Eisner Prize
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Conference Reminders
Programs of Distinction
New Grants
Senior Volunteering
Meal Gap 2013
Funding Opportunities
Great Resources
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 Volume 8, Issue 25
June 19, 2013
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Eisner Prize Deadline Extended

If you haven't submitted your nomination for the 2013 Eisner Prize, you should get moving! The Eisner Foundation will award $150,000 cash to one organization for intergenerational excellence. In addition, the foundation will award $10,000 each to the five finalists. Spread the word! Tell your colleagues and friends. But most of all: SEND IN YOUR NOMINATION! Deadline: June 15, 2013. Learn more. 

Author Judith Viorst to Headline Conference Breakfast
Well-known author Judith Viorst will keynote the Friday breakfast event. Viorst's address, "Life's Lessons from Under Eight Til Over Eighty," will both entertain you and give you pause for reflection. Viorst, who has written children's books, non-fiction books, a novel and poetry, will have a number of her books on sale and will sign them following the breakfast. Learn more.
Conference Reminders
Program ads: A tribute ad in the conference program book is a great way to congratulate a colleague or organization who was named a Best Intergenerational Community, a Program of Distinction, or a  recipient of a Conference Award. Ads are available in various sizes ($400 for full-page ad; $200 for half-page; $100 for quarter page.) Deadline to submit an ad is June 30. Place your order TODAY!

Hotel Discount:
The Washington Court Hotel is offering a discount on rooms for conference goers. Book your room online today or call (800) 321-3010 by June 28 to ensure the conference rate.  Be sure to indicate that you are part of the Generations United conference to get our special conference rates.
2013 Programs of Distinction Named
Hats off to Generations, Incorporated and Jumpstart Community Corps (both based in Boston) for being named Programs of Distinction by Generations United. The Program of Distinction designation serves as the U.S. benchmark for intergenerational programs, in terms of their effectiveness. Learn more.


Generations Incorporated engages older adults (ages 50+) as literacy volunteers to children in kindergarten through grade three.

A Washington University study of the program showed that students in the program had a 60 percent greater improvement in key literacy skills than nonparticipating students. Volunteers also benefited. 


Jumpstart Community Corps helps create meaningful intergenerational relationships between preschool-age children and older adults living in low-income communities. Through these relationships, children gain essential language, literacy, and social emotional skills, while transforming the lives of the older adult volunteers who work with them. 

Leading Age Urges members to Apply for 2013 Grants
Leading Age is calling on its members to apply for the 2013 LeadingAge Innovations Fund. The fund promotes innovation among Leading Age members to develop programs that have the potential for demonstrable impact on residents, clients, families, employees or the broader community, and that have the potential for replication. Learn more.
Hurry! Deadlines Approaching for Youth Grants
Deadlines for a number of youth grants are rapidly approaching.   
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Senior Volunteering at a 10-Year High

According to new data from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high: one in three volunteers is a senior age 55 and older. These men and women tap a lifetime of experience to help those in greatest need. More than 20 million senior volunteers gave nearly three billion hours of service, at a value of $67 billion.

Long-Term Care Focus of Free Seminar

If you're in or around Washington, DC on June 25, join the National Academy of Social Insurance  for a free policy seminar -- "Tying It all Together: Long Term Care in an Era of Health Reform." The event will take place from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, DC. Hear from federal officials, policymakers, researchers and providers. Learn more. 

Feeding America Releases Map the Meal Gap 2013

Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has released "Map the Meal Gap 2013," which provides estimates of food insecurity at the county and congressional district level. Food insecurity is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's measure of the lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Learn more. 

Funding Opportunities
Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basis. Learn more.
National Innovative Partnerships for Addressing Obesity. Centers for Disease Control. Seeks innovative programs that address obesity by providing environmental supports that promote healthy eating and physical activity in places where people live, learn, and work. Deadline: June 24, 2013. Learn more.  

Toyota Family Learning Grants. National Center for Family Literacy and Toyota. Seeks new family mentor programs and service-learning programs targeting vulnerable families; mobile learning adventures for families; online resources; and a website community that will inspire hundreds of thousands of families across the nation to learn, interact, and thrive together. Will feature an intergenerational solution to educational challenges. Deadline: June 24, 2013.  Learn more.


Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The Drucker Institute. Seeks nonprofit organizations that best demonstrate Druckerʼs definition of innovation: "change that creates a new dimension of performance." First-place prize of $100,000. Deadline: 3:00pm PT on July 1, 2013. Learn more.


Investing in Innovation. Department of Education. Seeks proposals that

support innovative practices to improve student achievement and student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates, and increase college enrollment and completion rates. Deadline: July 2, 2013. Learn more.


Grief Reach Grant Program. National Alliance for Grieving Children and New York Life Foundation. Seeks applications from Children's Bereavement Programs to expand their reach to include under-served youth populations (18 and under). Deadline: July 8, 2013. Learn more.


Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good. Tom's of Maine. Supports grassroots organizations throughout the country working to do good in their communities. Fifteen grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that address healthy, human, or environmental goodness. Deadline: July 8, 2013. Learn more.   


Community-Based Grant Program. Union Pacific Foundation. Helps nonprofit organizations in the Midwest and West build capacity, increase impact, and operate more effectively. Deadline: Aug. 14, 2013. (Early submissions are encouraged.) Learn more. 


Safeway Foundation Grants. Supports nonprofits providing services in four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Deadlines: quarterly and biannual.

World We Want Foundation. Seeks applications from youth for social change projects through social action activities, community service, service-learning, and social change. Deadline: Rolling. Learn more.

Youth Service America (YSA) Grants. Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Learn more.        
Great Resources


Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Toolkit. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). Helps state agencies better assess and meet the behavioral needs of their communities. Learn more.  

Grad Nation Community Guidebook. America's Promise Alliance. Offers approaches and tools that all communities -- regardless of their size, location and challenges -- can incorporate to raise graduation rates. Learn more.

Summer of Service Toolkit. Youth Service America (YSA). Offers a wide range of resources to launch service programs in your community.
Learn more.

Bully Prevention Training Module. Provides materials and guidance on how to create a community plan and event to prevent bullying, based on the latest research. Learn more.


Building a Powerful Grants Calendar for 2013 - 2014. Michigan Nonprofit Association and GrantStation. Thurs. June 20 at 2:00pm ET. Learn more.


Energize Our Families Parent Program. Let's Move Faith and Communities. Equips health leaders to run "Energize Our Families: Parent Program," part of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) science-based national education program We Can!  Wed., June 26 at 1:00pm ET. Learn more.


Helping Children Heal from Trauma: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Thurs., July 18 at 8:00pm ET. Learn more. 


Healing from Food Insecurity. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Thurs., Sept. 19 at 1:00pm ET. Learn more. 

Webinar Series
Grant Seeking. Grant Station. Offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more.

2013 National School Safety Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council. Las Vegas. July 22-26, 2013. Learn more. 


"Answers on Aging." National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's 38th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Louisville. July 27-31, 2013. Learn more.     


"Thinking differently: New Hope for Our Children."  39th Annual Conference. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Toronto. Aug. 7-10, 2013. Learn more. 


2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference and Grantee Meeting.

Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition and ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Boston. Oct. 15-18, 2013. Learn more.


Gray Panthers National Conference. Washington, DC. Oct. 27-28, 2013. Learn more.

28th National Training Institute (NTI). ZERO to THREE. San Antonio.  

Dec. 11-14, 2013. Learn more.  


"Schoolchildren and older people like the idea of planting trees. For children, it's interesting that an acorn will grow into an oak, and for older people it's a legacy. And the act of planting a tree is not that difficult." -- Clive Anderson  

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Colleen Appleby-Carroll
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Generations United


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