From Lynette Killen, Executive Director
May is Older American’s Month, and in observance of those we serve, we are announcing our inaugural fundraiser, “Aging Unbound”. We hope you’ll support our efforts to fund organizations and programs that focus on accessing affordable, equitable and high-quality care, behavioral and mental health issues, caregiver support (family and significant others), care coordination, housing (including older adult homelessness), and social isolation issues for older Philadelphians. Donations to the Sarah Ralston Foundation can be made here.
I am delighted to report that 35 nonprofit organizations submitted applications during our spring grant cycle which funds General Operating Support to organizations serving vulnerable and underserved older adults in Philadelphia. We now begin the selection process. Thank you to all who applied and we look forward to working with you! The next grant cycle which provides Innovative Project Support, is just around the corner. I am eager to see all the innovation that is taking place in our great city!
I am very fortunate that The Sarah Ralston Foundation Board of Directors provides diverse experience in this field. I value their expertise, vision and commitment to the cause. I encourage you to review their credentials and gain an understanding of the quality of our policy-makers. Thank you for your interest in the work that we do.
Spring 2023 Fundraising Appeal
May is Older Americans Month. In honor of those the Sarah Ralston Foundation serves, we are offering an opportunity for our community to support our endeavors. Make your mark by donating today!
Thank you to our Spring Grant Applicants!
Our selection process for the spring General Operating Support Grants is underway! Up next will be the fall Innovative Project Support Grants. Please make note of these important deadlines:
The Sarah Ralston Foundation Board of Directors
Statistics on Philadelpia's Elderly Population
Did you know, social isolation results in a 50% increased risk of dementia, a 23% increased risk of heart disease and a 20 % increased risk of stroke? Or that 38% of elderly Philadelphians live alone, and 39% have one or more disability? For more statistics on Philadelphia’s elderly population, visit our website.