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The Eisner Foundation Supports Intergenerational Program Expansion in Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Eisner Foundation announced today that it would award $720,000 through six grants in the third quarter of 2017. These investments reflect the foundation's commitment to helping nonprofits increase their capacity for, and generate knowledge to sustain, intergenerational programs. 
"It's exciting to see these organizations working toward long-term, sustainable intergenerational solutions for community issues," said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. "Knowledge, infrastructure and staffing are key, and these nonprofits will be able to create a strong foundation for future programs through these grants." 
Generations United was awarded $200,000 to support a new signature report on shared-site intergenerational programs. Working in conjunction with experts at Ohio State University, this report will include a nationwide survey of various shared-site models and include recommendations to inspire adoption of these programs in Los Angeles County and beyond. 

Imagine Los Angeles received a $25,000 Opportunity Grant to build a new volunteer engagement strategy. To serve formerly homeless families in the Family Empowerment and Mentorship program, Imagine Los Angeles pairs intergenerational teams of volunteers with family members who help them acquire new skills and ensure stability. 

The Little Tokyo Service Center was awarded $250,000 over two years in capital support for a new multipurpose facility in downtown Los Angeles. The Terasaki Budokan community center will house intergenerational opportunities including gardening, exercise and after-school programs.

The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles was granted $20,000 toward the Purposeful Aging initiative, which unites the City and County of Los Angeles around investing in new services and infrastructure to benefit the growing and aging population in the region. 

The P.F. Bresee Foundation was granted $200,000 over two years to support a restructuring of their volunteer program. With a new volunteer manager, the organization will actively recruit more older volunteers to serve low-income youth in the Westlake region of Los Angeles, including efforts in the new Teen Tech Center. 

Finally, St. Barnabas Senior Services received $25,000 to support the second annual Aging Into The Future conference in 2018, exploring how tech and innovation are transforming the lives of older adults.

About The Eisner Foundation
The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities. The Eisner Foundation was started in 1996 by Michael D. Eisner, then-Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and his wife Jane in order to focus their family’s philanthropic activities. The Eisner Foundation gives an estimated $7 million per year to nonprofit organizations based in Los Angeles County. In 2015, The Eisner Foundation became the only U.S. funder investing exclusively in intergenerational solutions. To learn more about The Eisner Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at

Contact: Chelsea Mason, Director of Communications
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