The Field Hall Foundation announces $240,000 in new grants. $190,000 has been awarded through its Summer 2020 grant cycle, and will be used to pilot, support and/or expand programs focused on the most basic needs of vulnerable seniors and their caregivers.
COVID-19 Emergency Relief grants, totaling $50,000, have also been awarded. Funding focused primarily on senior food insecurity, personal protection equipment for nursing home staff, and telehealth equipment and services. Contact the Foundation for more information on the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
Summer 2020 Grants
$190,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s Summer 2020 grant cycle.
Full grants were awarded to:
To pilot an Elder Abuse Intervention program which will provide prevention and intervention services for victims of elder abuse
To pilot an Elder Care Services Program that will help homeless and low-income seniors obtain and sustain stable housing
To support and expand their Elder Reentry Initiative in Dutchess County, which helps older, incarcerated adults successfully transition back into the community
Smaller grants were awarded to:
To provide free respite services to eligible spouses or relatives caring for older adults at home
To increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase and deliver, at no cost, to low-income seniors in Putnam and Westchester counties
To expand their home-delivered food pantry services to older adults in the rural north east section of Dutchess County
To purchase new kitchen equipment that will allow them to meet the increased demand for home delivered meals
To provide older adults with free livery transportation to/from medical appointments when volunteer drivers are not available.
Winter 2019/2020 Grants
$240,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s Winter 2019/2020 grant cycle.
Full grants were awarded to:
To purchase equipment for the Senior Nutrition Program’s new, expanded production kitchen to meet the increased need for congregate and home delivered meals and the City’s new non-traditional SNAP program
To pilot a Senior Resident Coordinator Program which will help seniors receive the services they need so that they may continue to age in place
To support and expand their Kinship Support Program, which provides assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren
To support the expansion of their Adaptive Living Program to visually impaired seniors in Westchester County, allowing them to live safely and independently in their own homes
To pilot a post-rehabilitation program in collaboration with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to help newly-disabled seniors successfully transition to life at home and in the community
Smaller grants were awarded to:
For a Patient Advocate Program which will train senior volunteers to help other seniors navigate the often complex healthcare system
To pilot a Senior Outreach Program to ensure that all seniors needing help have access to their services, and to provide senior-specific items through their food pantry
To support their Music Therapy Program, which uses music to improve the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of older adults
To provide assistance with day-to-day needs to seniors coping with breast and ovarian cancer, allowing them to focus on their health needs
To pilot a Reading for a Lifetime Program which will allow visually impaired adults to read at their local library with the use of vision-enhanced technology
Summer 2019 Grants
$255,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s Summer 2019 grant cycle.
|Volunteers, staff and clients of Wartburg’s Adult Day Services Program, along with David Gentner, Wartburg’s CEO, Gloria Montenaro, Field Hall Foundation Board Member, Nancy Keane, Wartburg’s Director of Mission Advancement, Maria Provenzano, Director of Wartburg’s Adult Day Services, Donna Haskel, Field Hall Foundation’s Grant Manager, and John R. Ahearn, Field Hall Foundation’s CEO||Frank Kortright, Regional Supervisor for Putnam, Patti Lavan Horvath, Field Hall Foundation, Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Executive Director, and Deacon John Scarfi, Church of St. John the Evangelist|
To provide scholarships for adult day care respite to eligible seniors and their caregivers in Northern Westchester
To provide scholarships for adult day care respite to eligible seniors and their caregivers in Southern Westchester
To provide case management services to vulnerable seniors in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties
To provide geriatric case management services to seniors in Westchester County
To build an outdoor therapeutic dementia garden for their residents
|Donna Haskel and Patti Lavan Horvath, Field Hall Foundation, Maureen Lashlee, Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County’s Executive Director, and Jennifer Radicone, Operations Manager||Putnam County’s Undersheriff Corrigan, Patti Lavan Horvath and Donna Haskel, Field Hall Foundation, Sheriff Langley, and Deputy Pizzuto|
To expand their free volunteer transportation and bus program for seniors
To provide minor home repairs and modifications for seniors so they can continue to live safely in their homes
To support their Project Lifesaver program and reduce the response time in locating missing seniors
Winter 2018/2019 Grants
$274,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s inaugural Winter 2018/2019 grant cycle.
|The May 2019 TIPS opening at the Peekskill Nutrition Center. Peekskill Councilwoman Patricia Riley, Johnathan Zamora, City of Peekskill, Jennifer Schwartz-Crawford and Colette Phipps, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, and David Gaur, Vital Care||John R. Ahearn, Field Hall Foundation’s CEO, and Legal Services of Hudson Valley’s Chief Program Officer, Rachel Halperin, Chief Development Officer, Tom Gabriel, and Attorney in Charge of the White Plains office, Joanne Sirotkin|
To open a Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) site at the Peekskill Senior Center
To purchase a senior bus and food counter for the Senior Center
To expand their Senior Grocery, SNAP and Nutrition Education Programs
To provide legal services for senior victims of elder abuse in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties
|John R. Ahearn, Field Hall Foundation’s CEO, Marsha Henderson, FHF Board Member, Katharine Frase, FPCY Food Pantry Director, Tami Seidel, FPCY co-Pastor, Donna Haskel, FHF Grant Manager||Jack Fenton and Cheryl Norton, of Meals on Wheels of Hyde Park, and Donna Haskel, of Field Hall Foundation|
To provide senior-specific items and expand its senior home delivery program
To provide supplementary evening meals to its clients for a year
To purchase computer equipment and software for the Senior Center’s Computer Lab
To purchase a year’s supply of meal delivery containers