Volume 17 | Issue 13 | March 30, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
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Generations United in the Media
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Blog published a piece called "Relatives Raising Children: Why is it so Difficult?" The blog post cites and draws heavily on Generations United's 2021 State of Grandfamilies Report, "Reinforcing a Strong Foundation: Equitable Supports for Basic Needs of Grandfamilies."
Save the Date for Generations United’s Next Virtual Event
Mark your calendars and join Generations United for an intergenerational dialogue on civil rights and racial equity facilitated by journalist Juan Williams. This virtual event will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 3 p.m. ET. More details to come.
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Support for Grandfamilies in the President's Budget

The president's budget, released Monday, includes a series of investments to better support grandfamilies, including increased funding for kinship navigator programs, increased reimbursements for kinship foster care and guardianship assistance programs, and making clear that Promoting Safe and Stable Families funds can be used for kinship support services. Learn more about the budget's proposed investments in children, youth, and families in a blog post from Children's Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg.
Internship and Scholarship Opportunities!
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Generations United is looking for exceptional individuals for internships. If you are passionate about building a better world for people of all ages, please send a resume and cover letter to gu@gu.org.

CCAI (Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute) is accepting applications for their summer internship program. Applications are due by May 1, 2022. Learn more.

The MIT AgeLab’s Opportunities for Multigenerational Exchange, Growth and Action (OMEGA) is recognizing the efforts that teens are making to create multigenerational connections. High school juniors and seniors in the U.S. are eligible to apply for one of five awards. Each award includes a $5,000 college scholarship for the winning student and $1,000 to support the activities of the winning student’s intergenerational initiative. Up to two of the five scholarships may be designated specifically for applicants who have engaged in intergenerational programming in Five Star Senior Living communities. Applications are due May 15, 2022. Learn more.
Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Council Seeking Nominations
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. ACL may select up to 10 non-federal members, including grandparents, other older relatives/kinship caregivers, and professionals in the field. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 11, 2022. See the solicitation on the Federal Register for more information.
Diverse Intergenerational Programs Survey

As part of Generations United’s Diverse Intergenerational Programs Initiative, we are conducting a survey to identify and learn more about programs and activities that connect younger and older people. We are especially interested in programs that engage or seek to engage participants from diverse communities. Completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Take the survey today.
Culture United
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"Turning Red"

A coming of age story about a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl, "Turning Red", a new movie from Disney/Pixar, also includes the main character's grandmother and extended family (aunties). Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music, TV shows, and art with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us, and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. See disclaimer.
Listen to a Life Story Contest

The Legacy Project's 22nd Annual Listen to a Life Story Contest, in partnership with Generations United, is open for entries until April 15, 2022. Youths 8 to 18 years old can win a keepsake art piece and a $100 cash prize by interviewing a grandparent or grandfriend 50 years old or older and writing a 300-word real-life story. Learn more.
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On Aging Conference - April 11, 2022 through April 14, 2022

Going to the On Aging Conference in New Orleans? Be sure to join Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, for the Intergenerational Peer Group on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m. You can also join other intergenerational sessions featuring Trent Stamp, Shannon Jarrott, and other colleagues throughout the week! Learn more.
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Global Intergenerational Week 2022
25 April - 1 May 2022 #IntergenerationalWeek
Global Intergenerational Week 2022 - April 25, 2022 through May 1, 2022

Join us in celebrating Global Intergenerational Week 2022! This is an international campaign connecting everyone who is passionate about everything intergenerational. In its third year, the week looks to inspire individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and NGOs to fully embrace intergenerational practice- connecting people of younger and older generations. The campaign will celebrate good practice, ideas, moments, and opportunities local to us where different age groups come together and intergenerational friendships can be formed. Learn more and sign on as a supporter.
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
ECMC Foundation primarily make grants in two focus areas: Career Readiness and College Success. They are especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry on a rolling basis. Learn more.

The David Rockefeller Fund aims to foster and embody a more just, creative, and flourishing world. The Fund currently provides support to nonprofit organizations nationally in three program areas: arts, climate, and justice. Letters of inquiry are reviewed throughout the year. Learn more.

The Cornell Douglas Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and K-12 financial literacy. Requests are reviewed throughout the year. Learn more.

The Aawok Georgiana Trull Memorial Scholarship is an opportunity open to California Native people active in Indigenous Language Revitalization. Applications are due by March 31, 2022. Learn more.

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans is soliciting applications for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance program. Applications are due by March 31, 2022. Learn more.

Partners for Places, an initiative of The Funders Network, creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government leaders, community-led groups, and place-based local or regional funders. Currently, the focus is on equitable climate and green stormwater action in communities through collaborative partnerships. Applications are due by April 13, 2022. The new deadline for Mini Grant applications is March 31, 2022. Learn more.

The Social Justice Fund at the Alaska Community Foundation supports Alaskans in their efforts to address the root causes of social justice issues within their communities and across the state. Nonprofit organizations, tribes, schools, faith-based organizations, local government agencies, and grassroots organizations may apply for programmatic and general operating support. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting an online application. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2022. Learn more.

The Riley's Way Foundation's Call for Kindness program supports youth-led projects that tackle anything from pressing equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections in schools or communities. The 2022 special topic is mental health. Each project is required to have both a partner organization and an adult mentor. Applications are due by April 1, 2022. Learn more.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program works to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities; public and private nonprofit agencies; and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth (up to 18 years of age). Applications are due by April 11, 2022. Learn more.

The Kubota Hometown Proud Grant Program will award five local revitalization grants of $100,000 each to nonprofits, cities, towns, or other municipalities that are within a 50-mile radius of an authorized Kubota dealer. Applications are due by April 15, 2022. Learn more.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) and Challenge America funding guidelines are now available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website. The NEA supports projects that rebuild the creative economy and educate the next generation, unite and heal the nation through the arts, and serve the nation’s arts field, in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions. Challenge America applications are due by April 21, 2022. GAP applications are due by July 7, 2022.

Encore.org will award four grants to new cogenerational initiatives and significantly expanded or deepened versions of existing programs that unite older and younger to serve together. This grant is only open to applicants who are current grantees or sponsors in any of the four AmeriCorps programs — State & National, VISTA, NCCC, or AmeriCorps Seniors. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. PT on April 22, 2022. Learn More.

The Workforce Pathways for Youth demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration supports national out-of-school time organizations that serve historically underserved and marginalized youth ages 14 to 21. These grants will place an emphasis on age-appropriate workforce readiness programming to expand job training and workforce pathways for youth. Applications are due by April 25, 2022. Learn more.

The Medica Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. The Early Childhood Health category provides grants for programs that focus on developing healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children, birth through age 12. Applications are due by April 29, 2022. Learn more. Note: The Foundation is expanding its philanthropic reach to include funding in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa, and is currently developing relationships and learning about health concerns in these states. The funding process for Nebraska and Iowa will be by invitation only. Please contact Shelly d'Almeida at Michelle.dAlmeidaAraujo@medica.com with questions.

The Foundation for Financial Planning awards grants to community-based organizations and nonprofit organizations nationwide to support the delivery of pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services. Online applications must be submitted by April 30, 2022. Learn more.

The NIH Office of the Director has released a Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity to support one RADx Tribal Data Repository (TDR), which will provide a repository for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) data. Applications are due by May 25, 2022. Learn more.

The Gladys Brooks Foundation provides support to libraries, educational institutions, and hospitals and clinics in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Funds support capital projects, including equipment and endowments. To apply, fill out an online Request Form. The form provides information on developing a Grant Proposal Letter, which must be submitted within two weeks of the Request Form. Grant Proposal Letters are accepted online until May 31, 2022. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
New Resources and Research
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Child Trends released a brief: "Reimagining Black Families' Cultural Assets Can Inform Policies and Practices That Enhance Their Well-Being." Learn more.

The International Longevity Centre released a report: "Generation Vax: Leveraging intergenerational relations to increase routine vaccination uptake." Learn more.

BMC Public Health published an article: "Association between intergenerational solidarity involving elders and mental health of Indigenous people living off reserve." Learn more.

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center has released an updated version of their resource, "9 Steps to Respite Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities." Available in English and Spanish.
Generations United Resources
Reinforcing a Strong Foundation: Equitable Supports for Basic Needs of Grandfamilies, the 2021 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report, includes updated national and state data on grandfamilies and key recommendations to address inequities and provide critical supports to serve grandfamilies well. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family is a toolkit that is designed to give resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve all Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Sharing Our Space: A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites is designed for individuals and organizations interested in creating an intergenerational shared site or enhancing services at their current site. Divided into 10 sections, the toolkit details every step of the development and operation process, from initial planning to sustaining long-term shared site programs. Learn more.

Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs provides rationale and facts to help make the case for intergenerational programs. It is based on a comprehensive review of the literature on intergenerational programs and highlights evidence-based findings on how intergenerational programs benefit everyone. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone serves as a companion piece to Making the Case and provides a synthesized overview of the benefits. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic shares what we have learned about intergenerational engagement during the pandemic, including examples of inspiring intergenerational initiatives, tips for addressing the digital divide, and resources to help you get started or strengthen your intergenerational work. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages is an infographic that illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids - they protect all generations - especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia, and whooping cough is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.

"I do think that one needs to have respect for people who are older. And I really do love the idea that one can respect generations."
Madeleine Albright

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