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The Brookdale Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

The Brookdale Foundation

300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., No. 13

Teaneck, NJ United States 07666-6703

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $5,386,832

Total giving: $6,000






Incorporated in 1950 in NY

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships to encourage emerging leaders in the field of aging.

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) was initiated in 1996. It is designed to encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents. The program awards seed grants of $10,000 over a two-year period in three categories: local, regional, and state public agencies. Currently RAPP provides extensive services, primarily to relative caregivers caring for children outside the foster care system, in 44 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As part of the foundation's sponsorship of RAPP, it conducts its National Orientation and Training Conference and provide technical assistance through site bulletins, a listserv, its annual newsletter, conference calls and webchats to facilitate opportunities for networking and information exchange. .

The Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program

For over twenty years, the Brookdale Foundation Group has been committed to training the next generation of experts in geriatrics and gerontology. In 1985, it began its Brookdale National Fellowship Program, which sought out those with the professional experience, capacity and potential to become leaders in the field of aging. The original Fellowship program ended in 2003, but after some retooling was revived in 2007 as the Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program. This program continues to foster leaders in aging and each year brings together past & current fellows to network and exchange ideas .

The Brookdale National Group Respite Program

Since 1989, the Brookdale National Group Respite Program has awarded seed grants to organizations to develop and implement social model group respite programs. These day programs have served thousands of elders with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their family caregivers. In addition to group respite, the development of programs for people with Early Memory Loss (EML) is also supported through this grant initiative. The goals of the program are: to offer opportunities for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia to engage in a program of meaningful social and recreational activities in a secure and supportive setting in order to maximize their cognitive and social abilities, and to provide relief and support to family members and other primary caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Fields of Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $5,386,832 (market value)

Expenditures: $164,964

Total giving: $6,000

Qualifying distributions: $116,516