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”

Auberle Employment Institute
$45,000 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

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

Elizabeth Dole Foundation
$100,000 to support the EDF Financial Wellness Program, with a focus on reaching and supporting veteran families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
$50,000 to expand the Alter Dementia Outreach Program to African-American faith communities in Arizona, California, and Texas

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

$100,000 to fund the expansion of HFC’s Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Services

Hospice of San Luis Obispo
$65,000 to provide dementia caregiver relief services and case management

$50,000 to expand its family caregiver training and support program

Opportunity Junction
$45,000 to support the Healthcare Career Pathway, providing CNA training and placement to motivated, low-income job seekers in the East Bay Area

Respite for All Foundation
$200,000 for RFA capacity building and seed grants to new respite ministry programs

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

$50,000 for marketing and program enhancements to the Center for Caregiver Support at Galileo Place

CNA Program Support
The Foundation also awarded $625,000 to 21 Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2023-24 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
Bakersfield College – Bakersfield, CA
Butte College – Oroville, CA
Chaffey College – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA
Contra Costa College – San Pablo, CA

Crafton Hills College – Yucaipa, CA
Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, CA
Imperial Valley College – Imperial, CA
Los Angeles Mission College – Sylmar, CA
MiraCosta College – Oceanside, CA
Mission College – Santa Clara, CA
Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA
Mt. San Antonio College – Walnut, CA
Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA
Riverside City College – Riverside, CA
Saddleback College – Mission Viejo, CA
Santa Monica College – Santa Monica, CA
Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
Ventura College – Ventura, CA