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Brooklyn Elders Fund RFP - Apply by February 24th!

We are pleased to announce that the application for our next round of funding from our Brooklyn Elders Fund is now open

Our Brooklyn Elders Fund aims to tackle significant structural barriers to access and opportunities for adults over 50 years of age, particularly those who live with the realities of multiple oppressions or burdens, emphasizing community leadership with a focus on historically under-resourced communities and immigrant groups. The Foundation also supports policy and advocacy efforts directed at increasing the rights and benefits of older Brooklynites, including supporting relevant research and evaluation. 

Among other considerations, the Brooklyn Elders Fund will prioritize support for organizations that work towards the systemic redistribution of power, opportunities, and access for people of all races so that they are equally seen, heard, valued, and respected. 

We fund organizations in the following three areas of focus:

  • Aging in Place: We support organizations that work to keep older Brooklynites in their homes, recognizing them as a key part of the social fabric of their local communities.

  • Promoting Elders’ Rights: We support both policy/advocacy and direct-service organizations that address the gaps that exist in the legal and healthcare coverage of older adults, including but not limited to promoting services not currently covered under public health care plans.

  • Access to Benefits and Entitlements: We support organizations that work to alleviate systemic barriers to older adults connecting to benefits and entitlements such as health care services and housing protections in order to lead healthy and happy lives

If your organization is interested in applying, please join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 11AM for an informational webinar to learn more about the fund and application.


The deadline for organizations to submit an online Letter of Inquiry is Friday, February 24, 2023 at 5PM.

If your organization is interested in applying, please join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 11AM for an informational webinar to learn more