The Jean Griswold Foundation is transitioning to a public non-profit foundation whose primary goal is to support caregivers and better their lives. It will be a place to turn for caregivers experiencing personal hardship or needing financial assistance for educational purposes.
Funds raised through private donors, corporations, franchisees, and employees will focus on caregiver education through scholarships and grants that support caregivers in times of hardship, according to a media release.
Scholarships and Grants
Since its inception in 2010 to honor the founder of Griswold Home Care, Dr. Jean Griswold, the Jean Griswold Foundation’s mission has been to provide grants to community non-profit organizations that enhance the quality of life for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who choose to age in place.
A new annual Jean Griswold Caregiver Scholarship will be awarded to a caregiver in November 2021. Applicants do not have to work for Griswold Home Care, and additional criteria and guidelines will be released in the coming month.
There will also be Caregiver Support Grants made throughout the year, specifically for Griswold Home Care caregivers in need and suffering from hardship. Griswold hopes to awards its first grant in April, around the anniversary of the company’s founding.
“With humility and appreciation, we recognize the critical role of our caregivers. The pandemic was an astonishing reminder of just how important they are to society. The Jean Griswold Foundation is proud to refocus its efforts towards supporting caregivers everywhere, and we look forward to awarding scholarships and grants throughout the coming year.”
— Griswold Home Care CEO Michael Slupecki
Griswold Home Care comprises 200 locations in 30 states.
[Source(s): Griswold Home Care, PRWeb]