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Dorothy D. Rupe Caregiver Program

Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Christine Northup


The Dorothy D. Rupe Caregiver Program provides grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.

Funds may be used to begin or expand a family caregiver support project. Projects of interest to the foundation include:

  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Volunteer respite care programs
  • Dementia friendly community programs
  • Web-based or video training programs

The foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative, cost-effective projects that help to sustain and relieve caregivers providing home care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Projects should fill a gap in existing caregiver services and supports, and benefit lower and middle income families that do not qualify for government assistance.


501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in California are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding
Up to $50,000.
Application process

Additional guidance is available on the program website.

Submit an online letter of inquiry. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Community engagement and volunteerism · Dementia · Elderly population · Families · Informal caregivers · California

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.