The Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Family Respite Care Grant helps alleviate the cost of respite care for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The grants are awarded to AFA’s nonprofit member organizations, which must utilize the funds to provide scholarships to clients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and/or their families with financial needs. The scholarships are for respite services, such as social model adult day programs, in-home aides, companion care or overnight respite, at the grantee’s own organization or another organization.
This grant is offered in the spring and fall of each year; for consideration, applications must be postmarked by:
Spring cycle – June 1
Fall cycle – December 1
A select number of the grants—the Anna P. Brodsky Family Respite Care Grant—are awarded in memory of the deceased mother of Bert E. Brodsky, AFA's founding chairman. The chairman's mother had Alzheimer's disease—driving his passion to assist family caregivers.
In addition, a select number of the grants—the Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grant—are awarded in memory of the deceased parents of Barry E. Berg, who has served on AFA’s board of trustees since 2004 and has chaired several of AFA’s “Care on the Fairways” golf outings to support the organization’s programs and services. Both of Berg’s parents passed away in 2009: his mother, Phyllis, had Alzheimer’s disease, and his father, Milton, was a devoted caregiver.
Click here to read FAQs about AFA grants.
Click here to read about past family respite care recipients.
AFA member organizations interested in obtaining guidelines and an application for the Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grant must log into the members-only area of the AFA Web site.
For more information about AFA membership, click here.