The Family & Nursing Care mission – to allow older adults to age with dignity – is one that extends to every facet of our brand, including the Family & Nursing Care Foundation, which since 2008 has awarded grants to organizations that help lower-income adults gain access to the home care services they need, while empowering the next-generation of Caregivers to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training.
This year, thanks to the continued contributions of our community and donors, the Family & Nursing Care Foundation, which operates as a fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, was proudly able to award $60,000 to the following organizations during the 2023 grant cycle:
These funds provide more than 7,000 hours of comprehensive home care services each year, allowing for more low-income seniors to remain in their homes.
Additionally, the Family & Nursing Care Foundation has established a $50,000 scholarship fund to support students pursuing their CNA license. The fund, created in partnership with Montgomery College, awards $10,000 each year of a five-year period to select CNA candidates applying for financial assistance.
“The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double to over 98 million by 2060, making the need for quality, accessible home care – and the demand for trained professionals to care for the aging population – greater than ever,” said Sandy Kursban, founder of Family & Nursing Care and founder and chair of the Family & Nursing Care Foundation. “The Family & Nursing Care Foundation was created to address this growing challenge head-on by providing lower-income seniors with devoted home care and deserving students with scholarships to build their future CNA careers. Now in its 15th year, we could not be prouder to continue helping organizations that share the Foundation’s commitment to advancing life-changing work in our communities.”
To read the stories of individuals who have been helped by the Family & Nursing Care Foundation or to make a donation to support next year’s grant cycle, please visit the Foundation webpage.