How to Apply
Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is launching a new grant making program and we invite nonprofit organizations serving seniors to participate. Beginning in 2016, the Foundation will collaborate with nonprofits to raise funds, increase awareness and create hope for seniors in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. This dynamic collaboration will happen through an innovative new Foundation program called GIVE65.
GIVE65 is a crowd-fundraising platform where technology and generosity combine to inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors and those who care for them. You can learn more by visiting GIVE65.org!
There are two ways your nonprofit organization can participate on the GIVE65 platform.
- Participate in the annual GIVE65 Event
Apply to participate in Home Instead Senior Care Foundation’s annual 65-hour GIVE65 Event. If selected to participate, your nonprofit will harness the power of generosity in your local community while competing for matching grants and financial rewards. Not all participating organizations will receive matching funds, but all participating organizations will be able to compete for financial rewards.
Learn more about the GIVE65 event
- Feature a GIVE65 Project
If your organization would like to feature a fundraising project on GIVE65 outside of the 65-hour GIVE65 event, you are invited to apply. Maybe you need additional funding for a senior center, a transportation vehicle, respite services, low-income housing for seniors or possibly a nutrition program. These are great examples of how GIVE65 can complement your fundraising efforts. A simple application allows your organization to raise funds online.
The Value of GIVE65 Participation
Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will promote the GIVE65 site through a comprehensive social media and e-communications strategy. Our marketing efforts will help increase awareness for GIVE65 crowd-fundraising projects among an entirely new audience of potential donors. Participation on GIVE65 is easy and unique! Resources and support will help make GIVE65 crowd-fundraising efforts successful. And, the annual GIVE65 Event presents opportunities for matching grants to encourage donations and financial prize rewards to recognize outstanding crowd-fundraising efforts.
The Social Benefit of GIVE65
As a nonprofit, you know how difficult it is to raise funds for social service programs that help seniors in need. With GIVE65, we believe that we can inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors when we all come together united around this common purpose. By working together, we can increase social awareness and the capacity of nonprofit organizations to care for the growing senior population.
To participate in any crowd-fundraising campaign featured on the GIVE65 site, selected nonprofit organizations must:
- Serve seniors (age 65+)
- Be a 501 (c) (3) public charity in the U.S. or a registered charity in Canada
- For Canadian organizations, complete an Affidavit Packet verifying public charity status
- Provide a valid tax identification number (U.S. registered charities) or charity registration number (Canadian registered charities)
- Operate and serve seniors within the U.S. or Canada
- Be established for a minimum of one year
- Complete the official application for participation
Ineligible organizations include:
- Community Foundations
- Private Foundations
- 501 (c)(3) (a) (3) Supporting Organizations
Previous Recipients of Grant Awards from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation
All selected nonprofit organizations meeting the above criteria are eligible for participation on the GIVE65 site as participants in the GIVE65 Event or a featured GIVE65 Project. Nonprofit organizations that received a grant award from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation in year 2015 are not eligible for matching grants as part of the GIVE65 Event in year 2016; however, these organizations are eligible to be considered for financial prize rewards along with other GIVE65 Event participants.
Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will make the final determination as to any nonprofit organization’s participation on the GIVE65 site. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact Home Instead Senior Care Foundation at info@HomeInsteadFoundation.org