The Grotta Fund for Senior Care (Grotta) was created in 2003 with the proceeds from the sale of the Theresa Grotta Center for Rehabilitative Services. Its mission is to fund programs that benefit older adults and their families and help them to age in place independently, safely, and with dignity.


Grotta is a recognized funder and catalyst of new and innovative programs, ranging from caregiving and home safety to case management and enrichment.  Funding has expanded the use of nationally recognized evidence-based care for seniors and caregivers in our region, adding knowledge, strength, and empowerment to those living with chronic diseases and mental disorders.  Since 2003, Grotta has awarded approximately $4 million in grants to agencies serving seniors living in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex, and eastern Somerset County, NJ.


In addition to grantmaking, Grotta has spearheaded major initiatives to improve care for seniors as they transition from one care setting (e.g. hospital or home) to another, thereby reducing unnecessary rehospitalizations.


For more information or to apply for a grant, visit

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Renie Carniol, Director, Grotta Fund For Senior Care

(973) 929-3097