Hilarity for Charity® and the Home Instead Senior Care® network are working together to award home care grants to those providing care to their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The home care grants will be awarded across the United States and Canada. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, there is care. The goal of the home care grant is to provide exceptional home care to families affected by this disease, and to give these families support and rest. These grants are facilitated by Home Instead Senior Care, where available. These grants are for respite care hours, there is no cash value.
Due to the overwhelming response of applications and the diverse needs of Alzheimer’s family caregivers Hilarity for Charity has created two new Hilarity for Charity Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care relief grants. Please read the grant descriptions below and choose one grant that fits your needs. Only one application per person will be accepted on a quarterly basis.
Recharge Respite Grant
The Recharge Respite Grant is a one-time grant of 50 hours of respite care to be used within 3 months of being awarded. Upon completion of this grant, applicants are able to reapply for a grant if needed. This grant is designed to provide respite to family caregivers that need to take time to personally recharge and focus on themselves.
Extended Relief Respite Grant
The Extended Relief Respite Grant is a six-month grant of 25 hours of respite care per week for six months (24 weeks). Upon completion of this grant, applicants are able to reapply for a grant if needed. This grant is designed to provide extended respite to family caregivers who need to take time to focus on their personal and professional lives. There are a limited number of Extended Relief Grants available. The Hilarity for Charity Review Committee does its best to fund grants based on the needs and preference of each applicant; however, are often unable to fund all Extended Relief Grant requests. The review committee does have the option of awarding a Recharge Respite Grant in the event that no Extended Relief Grants are available.
Hilarity for Charity will no longer be accepting written or pdf applications. Applications must be completed online and require creating an account with Submittable. This account will allow you to save an incomplete application and complete it at a later date, make changes to your application before the committee review if needed, as well as check on the status of your application at any time.
**Please note, when registering to complete the application, keep in mind that the email you use to register is the email that will be used for any notifications regarding the status of this grant. If you are helping a caregiver complete the application, please use his or her email address when you register so that the correct person receives the notifications. Also, you are only allowed one application per quarter, per email address/account.
The Hilarity for Charity Application Review Committee will review applications on a bi-monthly basis. After completion of the application you will be contacted within 60-90 days. All applicants will be notified of their status.
If you have any questions or trouble with your application, please contact [email protected]
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