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Ramapo Trust


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Ramapo Trust

300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Ste. 13

Teaneck, NJ United States 07666-6703

Telephone: (201) 836-4602

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $72,761,589

Total giving: $1,382,416






Trust established in 1973 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Giving for gerontological and geriatric research and innovative services; support also for health, higher and other education.

Program Area(s)

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

Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program

Initiated in 1996, this program 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 unwillingness or inability of parents to care for their own children. The program awards seed grants of $10,000 over a 2-year period in 2 categories: local agencies and agencies. See foundation web-site for program information and form, or e-mail Melinda Perez-Porter: or Rolanda Ryle:

The Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program

The Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program was restarted in 2007. The program continues to foster leaders in aging and each year brings together past and current fellows to network and exchange ideas. See foundation web site for program information or e-mail Cara Kenien at

The National Group Respite Program

Since 1989, this program has provided adult day services to thousands of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their family care givers across the U.S. The goals of this 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 related dementia. See foundation web site for program information and form, or contact Carmen Mendieta or Evelyn Yuen at (510) 540-6734, or e-mail:

Fields of Interest

  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Food aid
  • Food banks
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Medical education
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Grandparents
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $72,761,589 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,832,728

Total giving: $1,382,416

Qualifying distributions: $2,113,979