Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) Who can apply for funding from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)?
AFA strongly believes in developing and enhancing programs and services in local communities in order to improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and their families. We accomplish this through a grant process, among other avenues.
AFA regularly offers grants only to/through our nonprofit member organizations. These organizations continue to operate independently while benefiting from belonging to a larger, national framework. For more information about AFA membership, click here.
AFA offersseveral grant opportunities to/through our nonprofit member organizations:
The amount of each of these grants may change each year. Therefore, it is best to check with AFA for the most up-to-date information prior to applying. However, as a baseline, in 2013, AFA awarded:
4) We are a Project Lifesaver program/site. May we apply for funding through AFA?
Yes, affiliates of Project Lifesaver International—law enforcement agencies, emergency response systems, etc.—may apply for funding. Project Lifesaver International is a member organization of AFA and shares a special partnership with AFA; all of its members are AFA members as well and, therefore, are more than welcome to apply for any of our grants.
5) Are there formal grant applications? If so, where can I obtain one?
Yes, there are formal grant applications and guidelines. However, these applications are only accessible to AFA’s nonprofit member organizations in good standing. These organizations may use their unique user ID’s and passwords to log into the members-only area of the AFA Web site. Member organizations may contact AFA at 866.232.8484 or e-mail us to obtain the organization’s log-in information.
Yes, you may submit collateral material with your grant application. While it is not a requirement, feel free to submit any additional materials such as brochures or letters of support that you believe will strengthen your grant application and help AFA and its board of trustees further understand your organization and the specific program or service.
AFA reviews each grant application. In general, AFA looks for grant proposals for creative programs and services that are of great need in the community; will serve a significant number of clients; and demonstrate an ability to successfully carry out the program or service.
No. If your organization was awarded funds for the Bi-Annual Grant , the Family Respite Care Grant or the Anne & Irving Brodsky Grant, you must wait one grant cycle before reapplying for that particular category of grants. Afterward, we welcome your submission.
Yes, we encourage you to resubmit any grant proposals that were denied during a past grant cycle. However, please take note of the following tips:
AFA informs all applicants of the decision, whether approved or denied, an estimated 10 to 12 weeks after the postmarked deadline for each grant cycle.
11) Will AFA publicize information about the grantees?
AFA typically issues national and local press releases following each cycle to announce the member organizations that received a Bi-Annual Grant, a Family Respite Care Grant and /or the Anne & Irving Brodsky Grant. In addition, AFA posts on our Web site a listing and short description of each grant that has been awarded. Click here to view past grant recipients. We do not publicize the names of individual clients who receive scholarships from organizations that are awarded a Family Respite Care Grant.
12) If we are awarded a grant, will we need to submit a grant report?
Yes. If your organization receives a Bi-Annual Grant, a Family Respite Care Grant and/or the Anne & Irving Brodsky Grant, you are required to complete a grant reporting form and submit it to AFA one year after we have awarded the funds. We will send you this information after we award your grant.
You may contact AFA at 866.232.8484 or e-mail us.
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