Impact1890 Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

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Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program has awarded 30 grants totaling $273,334 for the 2019 grant year. This marks the sixth year of the program (originally National Lutheran Communities & Services Community Impact program. In 2018, nearly 8,500 older adults’ lives were impacted by organizations that were awarded grant funds.

Impact1890–A National Lutheran Program has awarded 30 grants totaling $273,334 for the 2019 grant year. This marks the sixth year of the program (originally National Lutheran Communities & Services Community Impact program. In 2018, nearly 8,500 older adults’ lives were impacted by organizations that were awarded grant funds. “We received a significant increase in the number of applications received this year,” stated Executive Manager Kathryn Baerwald. “Our staff and board were pleased to see interest from so many organizations that are passionate about serving seniors.”

Impact1890 conducts periodic needs assessments to identify areas of critical need facing seniors who are aging in their homes. All grants must address at least one of the six areas of needs. For the 2019 grants, the areas of critical need are: social isolation; transportation; housing; navigating or accessing health care and social services; chronic disease management; and dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss.

The 2019 grant recipients include:

  • AHC Greater Baltimore in Baltimore, Md., $7,500
  • Arts for the Aging-Maryland, Inc. in Rockville, Md., $7,500
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona, Va., $10,000
  • Capitol Hill Village in Washington, D.C., $7,500
  • Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., $10,000
  • Food & Friends in Washington, D.C., $15,000
  • GraceInside in Richmond, Va., $15,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County MD in Frederick, Md., $8,500
  • Heart of Virginia Free Clinic in Farmville, Va., $6,950
  • Highland Food Pantry in Winchester, Va., $7,500
  • Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax, Va., $7,500
  • Jefferson Area Board for Aging in Charlottesville, Va., $10,000
  • Jewish Social Service Agency in Rockville, Md., $7,500
  • Laurel Public Library in Laurel, Del., $4,850
  • Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition in Baltimore, Md., $10,000
  • Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions in Mechanicsville, Va., $7,500
  • Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless in Rockville, Md., $10,000
  • Newark Senior Center in Newark, Del., $10,000
  • Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. in Newport News, Va., $10,000
  • Piedmont Senior Resources in Farmville, Va., $15,000
  • Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services in Culpeper, Va., $5,000
  • Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria in Alexandria, Va., $10,000
  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County in Gaithersburg, Md., $10,000
  • Rebuilding Together/Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, Inc. in Fairfax, Va., $10,000
  • Sarah's Circle in Washington, D.C., $5,000
  • Senior Services of Alexandria in Alexandria, Va., $7,500
  • Valley Program for Aging Services in Waynesboro, Va., $5,000
  • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank in Hampton, Va., $10,000
  • Virginia Tech Adult Day Services in Blacksburg, Va., $13,034
  • We Are Family Senior Outreach Network, Inc. in Washington, D.C., $10,000

About Impact1890
Impact1890 – A National Lutheran Program awards funding to non-profit organizations that provide services primarily to underserved seniors throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Learn more about Impact1890 at http://www.impact1890.org.

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
With 128-years’ experience, NLCS honors, inspires and supports choice and opportunity in service to seniors. Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a faith-based, not-for-profit ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs.

Entities sponsored by National Lutheran include myPotential at Home in Winchester Va., and Rockville, Md., The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., Impact1890, and The Village at Providence Point in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit http://www.nationallutheran.org

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