GIVE65 Grant Program

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

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Next deadline: May 15, 2022

Later deadlines: Oct 15, 2022

Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Fields of work: Senior Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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NOTE: Follow this link to get to the application portal.

Who We Are

The mission of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation (the "Foundation") is to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. Founded in 2003, the Foundation has distributed nearly $3 million to date to nonprofit organizations serving seniors in the United States. The Foundation is proud to make this site (the "Site") available in connection with its GIVE65 program as a way to help generate greater giving in support of local nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving seniors. Programs like GIVE65 are important because, on average, less than 2 percent of funding from the nation's largest grant makers is estimated to specifically focus on seniors (Foundation Center, 2012 survey). This shortage of funding coupled with the growing senior population creates a tremendous opportunity to encourage charitable giving to nonprofit programs and services that benefit seniors. Nonprofit organizations at the grassroots level offer aging adults resources, programs and services for a greater quality of life. 

GIVE65 Grant Program

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is launching a new grant making program and we invite nonprofit organizations serving seniors to participate. Beginning in 2016, the Foundation will collaborate with nonprofits to raise funds, increase awareness and create hope for seniors in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. This dynamic collaboration will happen through an innovative new Foundation program called GIVE65.

GIVE65, a program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, is the first and only crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise money online for programs and services that create hope for seniors.

There are two ways your nonprofit organization can participate on the GIVE65 platform:

Participate in the annual GIVE65 Event

Apply to participate in Home Instead Senior Care Foundation’s annual 65-hour GIVE65 Event. If selected to participate, your nonprofit will harness the power of generosity in your local community while competing for matching grants and financial rewards. Not all participating organizations will receive matching funds, but all participating organizations will be able to compete for financial rewards.

Learn more about the Give65 event.

Feature a GIVE65 Project

If your organization would like to feature a fundraising project on GIVE65 outside of the 65-hour GIVE65 event, you are invited to apply. Maybe you need additional funding for a senior center, a transportation vehicle, respite services, low-income housing for seniors or possibly a nutrition program. These are great examples of how GIVE65 can complement your fundraising efforts. A simple application allows your organization to raise funds online.

The Value of GIVE65 Participation

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will promote the GIVE65 site through a comprehensive social media and e-communications strategy. Our marketing efforts will help increase awareness for GIVE65 crowd-fundraising projects among an entirely new audience of potential donors. Participation on GIVE65 is easy and unique! Resources and support will help make GIVE65 crowd-fundraising efforts successful. And, the annual GIVE65 Event presents opportunities for matching grants to encourage donations and financial prize rewards to recognize outstanding crowd-fundraising efforts.

The Social Benefit of GIVE65

As a nonprofit, you know how difficult it is to raise funds for social service programs that help seniors in need. With GIVE65, we believe that we can inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors when we all come together united around this common purpose. By working together, we can increase social awareness and the capacity of nonprofit organizations to care for the growing senior population.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To participate in any crowd-fundraising campaign featured on the GIVE65 site, selected nonprofit organizations must:
    • Serve seniors (age 65+). 
    • Be a 501 (c) (3) public charity in the U.S. or a registered charity in Canada.
    • For Canadian organizations, complete an Affidavit Packet verifying public charity status.
    • Provide a valid tax identification number (U.S. registered charities) or charity registration number (Canadian registered charities).
    • Operate and serve seniors within the U.S. or Canada.
    • Be established for a minimum of one year.


  • Ineligible organizations include:
    • Community Foundations 
    • Private Foundations
    • 501 (c)(3) (a) (3) Supporting Organizations


This page was last reviewed November 03, 2021 and last updated November 03, 2021