Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards
With support from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and the Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Family Caregiver Alliance is pleased to oversee the annual Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards program.
Application and Timeline
The 2021 application period is open.
The application period typically opens each year during September and closes in October. The awards are announced by the end of January.
One award of $20,000 will be given in each of the following three categories:
Programs or projects that use novel, creative approaches to support persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family/informal caregivers. Examples include art, music, theater, poetry, multimedia (e.g. film, documentary, radio), or technology used for creative engagement or other types of creative expression.
Programs or projects that address a gap or chart a new way to deliver services, support, or outreach to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias in diverse racial/ethnic, age, religious/spiritual, LGBTQ, rural/remote, limited income, and other groups of caregivers with unique needs.
Programs or projects that advocate for policy or systems changes for the benefit of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and/or their family/informal caregivers. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, media or public awareness campaigns, advocacy campaigns, or any other actions to strengthen public or private recognition and support of family/informal caregivers.
In the recent past, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation undertook a review of issues facing caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease. In June 2007, the Foundation published an expert panel discussion report, Strengthening Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease, which outlined promising practices, research recommendations, and key principles for caregiver support. It is against this backdrop that the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards program was initiated. The program promotes the reports’ principles—and innovation in the field of Alzheimer’s disease caregiving—by recognizing and rewarding organizations that lead the way in addressing the needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers. In 2018, the 11th year of the program, the Bader Philanthropies, Inc. joined as a funding partner as reflected in the new name — Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards.
Awards Recipients (2008 – 2021)
- 2021 Awards Recipients
- 2020 Awards Recipients
- 2019 Awards Recipients
- 2018 Awards Recipients
- 2017 Awards Recipients
- 2016 Awards Recipients
- 2015 Awards Recipients
- 2014 Awards Recipients
- 2013 Awards Recipients
- 2012 Awards Recipients
- 2011 Awards Recipients
- 2010 Awards Recipients
- 2009 Awards Recipients
- 2008 Awards Recipients
Our online scrapbook includes stories, photos, and videos of previous Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards winners from 2008 to 2017.
You can also learn about our 2018 and 2020 winners in our online scrapbook honoring them.