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:

Alzheimer’s Association
$40,000 to support the Volunteer-Powered Program Delivery Initiative in Central California

Alzheimer’s Family Center
$50,000 for family caregiver counseling

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
$90,000 to develop and produce the telenovela-style education video series “Recuerdos Perdidos/Lost Memories Part 2: The Middle Stages”

Alzheimer’s San Diego
$75,000 to sustain and grow the ALZ Companions volunteer respite program and VITALZ (Volunteers in Touch) 

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
$71,000 to make BRI Care Consultation available to Northern California caregivers

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

Family Caregiver Alliance
$75,000 to advance its 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

$30,000 to expand caregiver support and mental health services

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

St. John’s Healthcare Foundation
$36,750 to establish a family caregiver navigation program at St. John’s Regional Medical Center

UCLA Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Program
$125,000 to develop and pilot a Phase 2 for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care ECHO Training for clinicians

Village Movement California
$50,000 to support marketing and capacity building efforts

CNA Program Support

The Foundation also distributed nearly $230,000 to 10 Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2021-22 academic year with an objective of reducing student costs and improving outcomes. Recipients and support areas are as follows:

Allan Hancock College – Santa Maria, CA
$31,245 for skills lab tutors and student scholarships

College of the Canyons – Santa Clarita, CA
$15,000 for student support

Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, CA
$19,450 for instructional and student support

Folsom Lake College – Folsom, CA
$15,300 for student support

Los Angeles Mission College – Sylmar, CA
$20,000 for instructional and student support

Mt. San Antonio College – Walnut, CA
$15,000 for instructional and student support

Palo Verde College Foundation – Blythe, CA
$10,000 for student support

Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA
$27,740 for instructional and student support

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
$50,000 for instructional and student support

Ventura College – Ventura, CA
$25,000 for skills lab support and student scholarships