Keith Family Fund
Recognizing the exorbitant cost to families of taking care of an adult loved one with a brain injury, The Keith Family Fund was established by Sharon Keith, a mother who experienced first-hand that resources were limited if the injured one was over the age of 18.
The Keith Family Fund plans to subsidize the cost of long-term residential care for adults who have acquired a brain injury as an adult. The fund will provide grants to nonprofit long-term residential care facilities (hereinafter referred to as the “homes”) to subsidize the care of patients selected by the nonprofit facility.
Sharon Keith has observed that there is adequate government assistance available to families whose members experience a brain injury prior to the age of 18, but little or no government assistance if the injury occurs after the age of 18. It is her intention that the fund’s distributions will lessen the economic hardship to families who are dedicated to the health and well being of their injured loved ones.
The California Community Foundation (CCF) will invite select organizations, based on the recommendations of the Keith Family and CCF’s knowledge of the field, to be considered for a grant. Selected homes and other nonprofits will submit an application demonstrating how their client meets the fund criteria.
For additional information on The Keith Family Fund, please contact Terri Mosqueda, Director of Donor Relations, at (213) 413-4130.
- Up to $30,000 per resident per year for nonprofit residential care facilities. The grant amount will be reevaluated each year.
- Grants may continue as long as the individual is qualified to stay in a brain injury home. The first grants will be given for one year at a time.
- Ultimately, recipients will be reviewed every 3 years to determine that their status and financial situation still merits funding.
- Grants will total no more than 50% of a family’s “out of pocket” expenses associated with a full-time care facility. “Out of pocket expenses” are defined as the monthly residence fees paid by the individual and charged by the brain injury home.
- Grants will not be used to cover personal medical expenses.
For eligibility, see the chart below:
Criteria To Apply
|Qualifying Families and Individual Grantees||Qualifying Homes as Grantees|
For additional information on the Keith Family Fund for Brain Injured Adults, please contact Teresa Mosqueda, Vice President of Development & Donor Relations, at (213) 413-4130.
- Grantee organizations will be required to submit a grant reporting form to CCF annually. The information provided on the one-paged form will be used to evaluate the fund’s activities and to better serve grantee organizations and individual recipients.
Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.