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
$60,000 to support the Volunteer-Powered Program Delivery Initiative in Northern California

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
$50,000 to support the transformation and translation of the Savvy Caregiver Program into Spanish

Alzheimer’s San Diego
$75,000 for a volunteer coordinator and other enhancements to the ALZ Companions respite program

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

Camarillo Health Care District
$50,000 for a dementia resource coordinator to assist in expanding services to family caregivers and creating dementia friendly communities throughout Ventura County

Caregivers: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly
$10,000 to support the Dementia Friendly Respite Volunteer Program

Community Partners in Caring
$40,000 to support volunteer recruitment and service expansion to South Santa Barbara County

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
$41,480 to establish a Rural Caregiver Outreach and Education Program

ElderHelp of San Diego
$46,000 to provide dementia capable training to ElderHelp staff and volunteers

Family Caregiver Alliance
$70,000 to develop a public engagement strategy for FCA CareJourney

George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers
$45,000 to revise and pilot test the Glenner Dementia Challenge for family caregivers

Hilarity for Charity
$50,000 to fund the expansion of its online support group program

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

Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation
$50,000 to support dementia-specific caregiver navigation services and expand its volunteer respite care program

$30,000 to provide outreach and education on caregiver resources to regional corporate HR directors

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
$74,920 to facilitate the training and dissemination of Dealing with Dementia in California

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

The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s
$50,000 to support chapter expansion efforts and the relaunch of YouthCare

CNA Program Support

The Foundation also distributed nearly $600,000 to 22 Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2019-20 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
$40,000 for skills lab tutors and student scholarships

American River College – Sacramento, CA
$12,285 for student fees and course materials

Butte College – Oroville, CA
$40,000 for student support

College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA
$20,000 for student support

College of the Siskiyous – Yreka, CA
$15,000 for student support and testing administrator travel expenses

Contra Costa College – San Pablo, CA
$14,000 for instructional and student support

Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, CA
$20,000 for instructional and student support

Imperial Valley College – Imperial, CA
$15,000 for instructional and student support

Los Angeles Harbor College – Wilmington, CA
$33,000 for instructional and student support

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

MiraCosta College – Oceanside, CA
$20,000 for student support and an emergency assistance fund

Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA
$45,000 for instructional and student support

Mt. San Antonio College – Walnut, CA
$30,000 for instructional and student support

Palo Verde College Foundation – Blythe, CA
$20,000 for student support

Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA
$37,500 for instructional and student support

Riverside Community College – Riverside, CA
$30,000 for student support

San Diego Continuing Education – San Diego, CA
$15,000 for student support

Santa Barbara City College – Santa Barbara, CA
$50,000 for instructional and student support

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
$32,500 for instructional and student support

Solano Community College – Fairfield, CA
$19,500 for student support

Ventura College – Ventura, CA
$36,000 for skills lab support and student scholarships

West Los Angeles College – Culver City, CA
$35,000 for instructional assistance and student support