Senior Fund Awards $791,207 in Grant Renewals for Fall Prevention and Economic Security Grants

Seventeen organizations were awarded renewals by St. Louis City Senior Fund’s executive board for a total of $791,207 in fund defined grants in the upcoming fiscal year to begin July 1 (FY2020). This brings the total of all FY2020 fund defined grants awarded to date to $1.2M. Partners receiving a second year of funding address one of two focus areas, falls prevention and economic security.

Fall Prevention Grants

For many people, an unexpected fall can result in a serious and costly injury. These grants aim to reduce fall risk and prevent falls by supporting home environment assessments, home modifications and repairs, medication reviews, and exercise and education programs. Our goal is to help older adults live safely in their home and community.

  • City Seniors
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Mission: St. Louis
  • Northside Youth and Senior Services
  • Oasis Institute
  • Paraquad
  • Rebuilding Together, St. Louis
  • St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions
  • St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Economic Security Grants

These grants aim to increase monthly income for older adults by connecting them to federal, state, local, and private benefits they may not be aware of or reducing monthly expenses by providing resources such as home weatherization and utility assistance, as well as assistance with moving to more affordable housing. Our goal is to help older adults receive resources that help meet their basic needs, at a minimum, as defined by tools such as the Elder Economic Security Standard Index.

  • Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
  • Deaconess Nurse Ministry
  • Heat Up St. Louis
  • Housing Options Provided for the Elderly (HOPE)
  • Lifewise STL
  • Lutheran Senior Services
  • Missouri EnergyCare
  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

Learn more about the Senior Fund’s fund defined grants.

Funded partners listed above were supported in part by their grant from the St. Louis City Senior Fund to serve residents in the City of St. Louis who are 60 years and older. Many organizations listed have additional resources to serve older adults in St. Louis City and other areas of the region.