The Council on Senior Services is proud to be able to provide Grants to local organizations who provide valuable services for seniors living in Northeast Indiana.
Each organization must show that their request for grant funds follows the Mission Statement of the Council on Senior Services…"To promote services and benefits available to seniors in Northeast Indiana through a network of individuals and organizations, catering to the elderly."
The focus of each request should mirror the purposes of the Council on Senior Services. These purposes include providing education, information and advocating for seniors. These purposes are to be accomplished using a grassroots approach.
A maximum total amount will be awarded annually via the COSS grant process. The amount requested and the annual maximum award per organization is not guaranteed. The awarded amount will be determined by the COSS Board of Directors.
In order to continue to qualify for subsequent grant awards, a written report evaluating the project will be required by the COSS Board of Directors by May 1st. There will also be an opportunity to provide an oral report to the general COSS membership at the May meeting.
Grant applications are due by October 2nd, 2023 and will be awarded at the November 2023 COSS Meeting
In 2022, Council on Senior Services awarded $15,000 in grants to multiple entities benefiting the maturing population of Northeastern Indiana. Funds for the grants were generated by COSS membership dues and by advertisement sales in the highly sought-after COSS Senior Resource Guide.
The COSS Board focused on awarding grants broadly in order to positively impact as many seniors in Northeaster Indiana as possible.
Assistive Home Solutions, LLC – To assist in funding home modifications for seniors to successfully remain in their homes
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana – To fund the Senior Nutrition Program
Community Transportation Network (CTN) – For transportation access to medical care and services for seniors
Foster Grandparents Program – To subsidize the mileage reimbursement for volunteers
GiveHear – To support the growth of the agency as it provides assistance to restore hearing to clients
HealthVisions Midwest Inc – For health education funding and gift cards for healthy food purchases
Homebound Meals – For home delivered meals
Hope Alive – For shelter and counseling services for senior women
LTC Ombudsman Program – To promote and market the program to seniors
McMillen Health – For health education programs for seniors
Mental Health American of Northeast Indiana – To support guardianship programs with volunteer advocates
One Purpose Senior Adventures – To provide bucket list wishes for disadvantaged seniors
Promedica/Heartland Home Health & Hospice – For music programs for seniors
St Vincent de Paul Society – For senior programs including Care Van transportation, the Food Program, Financial Program, Carpenter’s Son Program and Voucher Program
Stillwater – To purchase gas payment cards for use by families of hospice patients
The Lighthouse – To provide a residential program for senior persons with addictions
Turnstone – For activity supplies in the Adult Day Service and Memory Care Program
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Inc. – For the Old Adult Program of activities and excursions