Completed applications are due by May 31st, 2023. To print a copy of the instructions, please click here. To print a copy of the application form, please click here.
May 1, 2023
To Whom It May Concern,
Better Living for Seniors Pinellas (BLS Pinellas) is a networking group of like-minded professionals dedicated to integrate and strengthen programs to meet the needs of our local Pinellas County elderly population. Under the guidance of the Area Agency for Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP), we fundraise annually to offer grants to local 501c3 organizations and/or government agencies who service Pinellas County seniors.
Applicants for our 2023 Grant Program must submit the application form and supporting documents to the Grant Committee not later than May 31st, 2023 at 5:00pm EST. You may email your completed application to BLSPinellasGrants@gmail.com.
To qualify for Grant monies, please ensure your application contains:· The completed application form
Eligible organizations cannot have received Grant disbursement from BLS Pinellas in the previous Grant cycle year (2022). An organization or government entity cannot receive a BLS Pinellas Grant in consecutive years, even when the request is for a new or different project. Each organization awarded with a grant will comply with all laws and regulations that apply to its activities that do not conflict with BLS Pinellas and/or AAAPP interests, including any that apply to the Products and Services to be provided under this grant program application.
The BLS Pinellas Grant Committee will review applications and confirm eligibility. The BLS Pinellas Board will review Grant Committee finalists and vote on selected recipients with funding amounts by the November board meeting. Winners will be notified and receive funding by the end of the year. Winners will be formally announced at our September 2023 meeting and request a representative of recipient organizations be present at our in-person meeting. Winners must submit a 1-page Impact Report/Executive Summary with pictures and/or video, if possible, describing the funded project and goal accomplishments. This Impact Report is due no later than March 31st, 2024.
For any questions on eligibility or interest in joining Better Living for Seniors Pinellas, please contact, Rebecca Paone, Board Member at Large and Grant Committee Chair, at BLSPinellasGrants@gmail.com.
Rebecca Paone and Grant Committee
BLS Pinellas Board Member
Grant Committee Chairperson
We had the honor to award $17,000 to 10 organizations listed below that provide services and programs to Pinellas County Seniors.
S.A.G.E.S. Theater ($1,500)
Pinellas Park Angel Fund ($3,000)
Ruth's Promise ($1,000)
Disability Achievement Center ($2,000)
Caregiver Paws ($2,000)
City of Largo - Largo PD Senior Services Program ($3,000)
Be A Santa to A Senior ($500)
Metropolitan Ministries ($3,000)
Voices of Hope for Aphasia ($500)
Morean Arts Center ($500)