Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 60 or older, with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality volunteer experience that will enrich the lives of the

Program funds are used to support Foster Grandparents in providing supportive, person to person service to children with exceptional or special needs.
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Examples of Funded Projects

The following exemplifies FGP service: Foster Grandparents serve seriously ill children, many with cancer, at a medical center.

The volunteers help the children deal with their illnesses, as well as their temporary separation from their families.

While often afraid of the hospital staff, the children "know" that they can trust their Foster Grandparents.

Another Foster Grandparent who serves HIV/AIDS toddlers promotes social interaction, sensory stimulation and perception, emotional well-being and language development.

Two other Foster Grandparents offer chess instruction to at-risk, elementary school children for 10-week sessions in an effort to provide behavioral modification.

Foster Grandparents serve in various settings by assisting children with a variety o