Jean Griswold Foundation Announces Grant Winners for 2017

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Grants recognize diverse winners across the United States.

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We are thankful for the work the winners provide and the communities they serve, and are pleased to play a role," Penny Kardon

The Jean Griswold Foundation announced the grant winners for 2017. The 28 winning grants represent 17 different states across the country.

The Jean Griswold Foundation, established as the Griswold Cares Foundation in 2010, provides grants to select nonprofit organizations to build, strengthen, and sustain programs that enhance the quality of life for low-income elderly and adults with disabilities who choose to "age in place".

“We are so pleased to have a diverse set of winners across the nation,” said Penny Kardon, Executive Director, Jean Griswold Foundation. “We are thankful for the work the winners provide and the communities they serve, and are pleased to play a role.” Penny Kardon added.

The 28 winning grants were as follows:

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank – LA
Meals on Wheels, Lehigh Valley- PA
The Salvation Army Senior Action Center, Cumberland Ct. – PA
McBride Memorial Library – PA
Jewish Family & Career Services – GA
AngelaCares, Inc. – NJ
Heritage Place of Indianapolis – IN
Stratford Visiting Nurses Association – CT
Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. – NC
Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation – MD
Bethel Visiting Nurse Association – CT
Senior Resources of Guilford – NC
North Shore Senior Center/House of Welcome – IL
ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia Chapter – PA
Pickett Fences Senior Services, Inc. – MD
Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center – OH
M.O.T. Senior Center – DE
Project Mend – TX
Cancer Support Community Delaware – DE
Hospice Caring Inc. – MD
Arizona Caregiver Coalition – AZ
Memory Matters – SC
Lake Ct Council on Aging – OH
Senior Services of Alexandria – VA
The ALS Association Florida Chapter, Inc. – FL
The Volunteer Way, Inc. – FL for
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago – IL
Elder Services of Berkshire Ct. - MA

About Griswold Home Care
In the 1980s, professional overnight care wasn’t commonplace yet, older or disabled people were often on their own through the night until a family member or hired help visited in the morning. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1969, Jean Griswold understood that assistance must not compromise independence. Her own experience gave her a sense of empathy for individuals needing home health support, and opened her eyes to an opportunity to make a difference. Jean created a system to organize volunteers to stay with members of her community. That system became the seed of her life’s work.

Soon to be celebrating its 35th anniversary, Griswold Home Care is recognized as one of the oldest in-home care registries and one of the first home care companies to find caregivers who could provide 24-hour care. Today, more than 130 Griswold Home Care locations spread Jean’s sense of empathy for seniors & the elderly throughout the United States. Jean Griswold has received regional and national awards for her outstanding service and achievements in the field of home care for elders. For more information visit, or call 1-215-402-0200.

About the Jean Griswold Foundation
The Jean Griswold Foundation is a private charity established by Griswold Home Care to further the company’s belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all. The Foundation was created in 2010 to further the company's collective mission and values and to give back to the communities that they serve. The Foundation is a recognized 501c (3) private foundation. For more information, please visit or call 267-930-7347

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