Dorothy Rupe Caregiver Program

The Dorothy Rupe Caregiver Program at the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers providing at-home support to a loved one with dementia. The Foundation achieves this mission through the support of training programs and educational resources for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers. Recent grants include the following:

Alzheimers Coachella Valley
$30,000 to increase Club Journey enrollment capacity and provide training to College of the Desert nursing students

Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County
$50,000 to expand ADAKC caregiver support services 

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
$75,000 to promote and disseminate the telenovela-style education video series “Recuerdos Perdidos/Lost Memories Part 2: The Middle Stages”

Alzheimer’s San Diego
$75,000 to incorporate Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy into the ALZ Companions volunteer respite program

Auberle Employment Institute
$40,000 to provide CNA training and job placement to young adults from McKeesport, PA

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
$75,000 to develop BRI Care Consultation marketing videos and collateral

Camarillo Health Care District
$20,000 to provide the SHARE program to persons living with early-stage dementia and their care partners

Community Partners in Caring
$50,000 to support volunteer recruitment and service expansion to South Santa Barbara County

Family Caregiver Alliance
$75,000 to support a marketing and engagement strategy for FCA CareNav

George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers
$50,000 to modify and improve the Family Caregiver Education and Respite Care Program

$75,000 to fund the expansion of HFC’s online support group program

Hospice of San Luis Obispo
$60,000 to provide dementia caregiver relief services and case management

Opportunity Junction
$35,000 to support the expansion of Healthcare Career Pathway

Respite for All Foundation
$125,000 for an RFA video training program and capacity building efforts

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
$51,125 to support a Spanish language translation of the Dealing with Dementia guide and its dissemination to Latino family caregivers in California

UCLA Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Program
$125,000 to develop, pilot test, and disseminate a training program for UCLA ADC Dementia Care Assistants

Valley Caregiver Resource Center
$50,000 to expand services to underserved family caregivers in the Central California Valley

Village Movement California
$80,000 to support marketing and capacity building efforts

Visión y Compromiso
$35,000 to train Promotoras to deliver outreach and education about Alzheimer’s disease to Latino families in the East Bay Area

$50,000 to establish a Center for Caregiver Support at Galileo Place

CNA Program Support

The Foundation also distributed nearly $500,000 to 19 Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2022-23 academic year with an objective of reducing student costs and improving outcomes. Recipients include the following:

Allan Hancock College – Santa Maria, CA
American River College – Sacramento, CA
Butte College – Oroville, CA
College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA
College of the Siskiyous – Weed, CA
Crafton Hills College – Yucaipa, CA
Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, CA
Folsom Lake College – Folsom, CA
Gavilan College – Gilroy, CA
Imperial Valley College – Imperial, CA
MiraCosta College – Oceanside, CA
Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA
Mt. San Antonio College – Walnut, CA
Palo Verde College Foundation – Blythe, CA
Riverside City College – Riverside, CA
San Diego Continuing Education – San Diego, CA
Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
Ventura College – Ventura, CA
West Los Angeles College – Culver City, CA