This is a war, not a single battle, and many of us will be there to help you win.
-Senior executive, national bank, Missouri
The Huguette Clark Foundation supports innovative strategies to fight the financial abuse of elders. Highly focused grants address immediate needs overlooked by traditional programs, and support effective models for fighting elder abuse that can be replicated nationwide or brought to scale quickly. We welcome the opportunity to work together with other organizations to protect elders.
The Foundation is changing our society’s response to elder abuse. Though relatively small, our grants have had a large-scale impact. We have helped to create:
- National guidelines for accessing evidence from financial institutions in elder abuse investigations, already adopted by New York State, Florida, and select communities across the country;
- Model civil statutes on elder financial abuse, already being adopted by some states;
- Webinars, web-based training programs, toolkits, and materials on undue influence, international scams, and identity theft; and
- The National Elder Justice Advocates Academy and the National Network of State Elder Justice Coalitions to coordinate efforts across geographies and disciplines.
The Foundation currently works in several broad areas. We seek to:
- Improve services for victims;
- Have a positive effect through better training, licensing, regulations, and standards for all who are responsible for elders:
- Encourage collaboration among specialists across disciplines; and
- Enlist new partners in the fight against elder exploitation.
The Foundation’s Board weighs several factors when deciding on programs to fund, such as:
- Does it address undue influence, manipulation and financial abuse by institutions, professionals, and caregivers?
- Will tangible, measureable results be produced in the first year?
- Is the proposed program a high priority for the grantee?
- Is it action-oriented rather than research-focused?
- Can the program be replicated to increase impact?
Please note that the Huguette Clark Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications at this time.