McGregor Foundation Continues to Support Efforts to Repair Safety Net for Aging Services

Feb 05, 2013, 10:01 ET from The McGregor Foundation

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGregor Foundation, in its semi-annual distribution cycle, has awarded 15 grants totaling $422,000, focusing on agencies providing safety-net human services to low-income seniors in Cuyahoga County.

Vital to its core mission of supporting basic human services for seniors in need, the Foundation provided $60,000 to the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation for an intergenerational housing project and $50,000 to the Senior Transportation Connection of Cuyahoga County to increase operational capacity.

In addition, the Foundation provided $50,000 to the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to equip a mobile clinic serving low-income seniors in neighborhood senior centers, churches, and residential care facilities.

The Foundation also made a $50,000 grant to the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission for Year of Vitality programming leading to the 2013 Summer National Senior Games in Cleveland. The grant will help promote Cleveland as one of the best places in America to experience the joys of aging by showcasing local senior service providers.

"The Games' focus will help McGregor to promote the great work of our grantees on behalf of seniors, especially those most vulnerable," says R. Robertson Hilton, president and chief executive officer of the Foundation and co-chair of the Games' Program Committee.

McGregor, the only foundation in Ohio devoted exclusively to seniors, has distributed $9.7 million since its formation in 2002.    

Additional grants:

  • All Faiths Pantry, $10,000, food delivery services.
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited, $5,000, capacity building for nonprofit organizations.
  • Catholic Charities Community Services Corporation, $10,000, St. Martin de Porres Family Center, meals for seniors.
  • Center for Community Solutions, $17,500, Council on Older Persons.
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., $25,000, Senior Housing Learning Collaborative.
  • Fairhill Partners, $20,000, Senior Guest House.
  • Foundation Center, $3,000, operating support.
  • ideastream, $10,000, physical- and mental-health programming.
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, $30,000, Adult Guardianship Services.
  • Neighborhood Progress, Inc., $25,000, St. Luke's Manor Project.
  • Senior Outreach Services Inc., $30,000, home care.
  • University Settlement, Inc., $20,000, wellness programming for seniors.

The McGregor Foundation is part of The A.M. McGregor Group, the oldest not-for-profit, non-sectarian provider and benefactor of aging services in Northeast Ohio. 

The Group also operates The Gardens, a nursing facility for 149 residents in private-rooms on a 32-acre campus in East Cleveland. Adjacent is the A.M. McGregor Home, which includes 65 affordable independent and assisted living apartments.

In addition, McGregor operates McGregor at Overlook, a 25-room nursing home in Cleveland Heights, as well as the local Program for the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), one of only two such programs in Ohio providing homecare to low-income seniors.

The McGregor Group traces its roots to 1877 with early support from the principals of the original Standard Oil Company.

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SOURCE The McGregor Foundation