Connecting Generations for Good

How Uniting Kids, Elders Helps Both

July 18, 2016

It’s a solution for two problems at once: children desperately need mentors to guide them, and isolated seniors yearn for more connection and meaning. To address this, we sharpened our focus last year to solely support intergenerational programming. Why? “The simplest reason is that it works,” says Trent Stamp, our CEO. “We’ve seen the data kind of overwhelmingly assault …

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Aging Societies Should Make More of Mentorship

July 6, 2016

The past year brought a rich array of films depicting connections between a wise, older mentor and a younger person in need of sage guidance, in ways that often defied gauzy stereotypes, from art-house movies like Lily Tomlin’s Grandma to blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The explosive growth of the older population means a lot of leading …

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Intergenerational Programs

March 12, 2016

Since the announcement of our new mission last year, we’ve been out in the community and talking with nonprofits about intergenerational programs and their importance. Broadly speaking, we’re interested in supporting programs and organizations whose work creates a “1+1=3” effect. That is to say, multiple and distinct generations each being served and, in addition to the …

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The Eisner Foundation Intergenerational Convening and Training Day

December 8, 2015

When The Eisner Foundation announced our new philanthropic focus in the summer of 2015, we knew it wasn’t enough just to tell our current and prospective grantees that we would now only be investing in programs that worked intergenerationally for the betterment of Los Angeles. We have many great long-standing relationships in this community and …

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The 2015 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence

October 2, 2015

It’s been a busy and exciting year for The Eisner Foundation! In July, we announced our plan to become the only foundation in the U.S. solely dedicated to investing in intergenerational work. While this focus applies to our competitive grantmaking at home in Los Angeles County, we remain dedicated to The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational …

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Eisner Board Awards $950,000 in Grants to Implement Intergenerational Solutions throughout Los Angeles County

September 17, 2015

On September 11, The Eisner Foundation Board of Directors approved $950,000 in grants at its quarterly board meeting.  A total of seven organizations will receive grants ranging from $100,000 to $200,000 to implement or expand various intergenerational programming. Since the launch of the new grant making focus to connect multiple generations, the Foundation has received …

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Our Top Resources for Learning More About Intergenerational Solutions

July 6, 2015

While The Eisner Foundation has been immersed in intergenerational programs for a few years now, we realize not everyone is familiar with this type of work. Concepts like successful aging, intentional communities and encore careers have been around for a while, although they are finally starting to enter the mainstream of service delivery models. To …

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