Foundation Grants

The foundation’s grants strategically support programs that improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Because we consider grants part of a partnership, we work closely with our grantees to ensure their programs’ success.

Active Grants

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Ablegamers Charity

The Ablegamers Charity gives people with disabilities custom gaming setups including modified controllers and special assistive technology to improve their quality of life. AbleGamers provides gaming hardware and software, virtual and onsite trainings, and ongoing support through peer counseling to various types of therapists at partner rehabilitation centers and hospitals across the United States.

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Adler Aphasia Center

The Adler Aphasia Center provides communication groups for adults with aphasia, a communication disorder. They will be introducing new technology into the member groups that will allow members to interact with technology, increasing their ability to communicate with their peers. Through these technology investments, hundreds of people with aphasia and their caregivers will benefit from therapeutic programming that promotes rehabilitation and greatly improves socialization. 

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American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is developing an Alexa skill using data from the Audio Description Project (ADP) website to help users find audio-described content across TV, movie theaters, streaming services, and local cultural institutions through voice interaction. The ADP, an ACB initiative, advocates for high-quality audio description in visual media, sponsors training and events for describers, honors creators, and raises awareness about its importance.

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American Printing House for the Blind

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) plans to deliver the APH Meet Monarch: A Regional Training & Cohort to teachers of the visually impaired representing schools and/or services for the blind in California, Iowa, Maryland, Texas, and Washington. APH will provide a Monarch dynamic tactile device, two-day educator training, and peer resources, at no cost to participants, and reduce barriers to learning for blind K-12 students.

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Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Blythedale Children’s Hospital Assistive Technology (AT) program helps medically complex children overcome the physical, emotional, and social effects of congenital and acquired disabilities using assistive technology such as prosthetics and computer hardware and software.

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation funds advancements in research and technology. This grant supports Remarkable US, the first nonprofit-funded assistive technology accelerator, which quickly brings affordable solutions to increase independence for disabled people. Expanding access to assistive technology ensures full societal inclusion for everyone, including people with disabilities and the aging population.

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Community Tech Network

Community Tech Network's 2024 initiative will provide computer training, ongoing technical support, and internet connections for 123 low income, socially isolated, homebound seniors who have been previously given a senior friendly computer or tablet by CTN. This program will facilitate seniors's access to tech as well as assistance with their tech devices; free replacement or repair as needed, and any other additional tech support. 

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Connecticut Institute for the Blind d/b/a/ Oak Hill

Oak Hill’s NEAT Center Accessible Gaming program is designed to serve people with disabilities and promote gaming accessibility through assessments and awareness initiatives. This year's initiative will impact individuals with disabilities and their access to gaming through consultations, adaptable equipment, customized tools for each user's needs, and technology training and support.

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The Cyber-Seniors initiative this year aims to empower visually impaired student volunteers through specialized youth volunteer training. The program's objective is to equip these volunteers with comprehensive knowledge and resources, enabling them to provide dedicated assistance to visually impaired older adults. Specifically tailored to address the unique needs of this demographic, the training program emphasizes proficiency in navigating adaptive devices and technology. The initiative underscores a commitment to bridging the digital divide and fostering meaningful intergenerational connections.

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Easter Seals Greater Houston, Inc.

BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals of Greater Houston, will expand its website content – a digital compendium of mobile apps and short training videos focused on seniors and those with disabilities. The grant will also allow BridgingApps to expand the Did You Know – On the Go series that brings hands-on technology demonstrations and training to older adults in the community.

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Easterseals Arkansas

Easterseals Arkansas is implementing a demonstration project that will leverage the latest smart home consumer technology to drastically increase independence for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities while reducing staff costs. With support from CTA, Easterseals will pilot remote in-home monitoring services at six apartments where current adult clients reside.

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Encore Employment Enterprise, Inc.

Encore Employment Enterprise(E3)was created to meet the needs of experienced workers aged 50 and better who want to stay in the workforce and contribute to their communities while earning an income. This funding enables E3 to train individuals aged 50 and better in call center and customer service roles using technology that empowers them to thrive.  

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Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Front Porch's initiative, "Gaming to Connect" is an intergenerational video gaming program to promote mental health, physical wellbeing, and social engagement. Through our Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, the project will foster social connectivity, accessibility, and adoption through multiple events and activities between local partners, volunteers, and older adults in residential communities and senior centers. 

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America’s Volunteer Driver Center is a national public information campaign to recruit volunteer drivers by changing the way Americans think about and support mobility for older adults and people with mobility challenges. This grant supports consumer-friendly help system for the ITNRides application.

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Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild is working on a new assistive technology training initiative that will support people who are visually impaired. Through in-person and virtual support, the project will help people who are visually impaired leverage technology to attain their goals. 

Lutheran Services in America

Lutheran Services in America provides technology to low-income older adults with mobility and physical impairments, to expand the impact of access to telehealth, cognitive tools and virtual visits with family in 17 affordable housing facilities in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

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MAB/MA Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

MABVI provides increased access to assistive technology training for seniors who are blind or have low vision, so they can maintain active lives in their own homes.

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Mary’s Center

Mary’s Center provides healthcare services to seniors and people with disabilities through the use of consumer technology. The grant will help Mary’s Center purchase the consumer technology to preform healthcare services.

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Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc.

Melwood's “STEM Across Melwood” initiative leverages technology-based learning for youth and adults with disabilities to explore a wide variety of job and career tracks both within and beyond STEM-related sectors. This program makes STEM-based learning technology accessible, useful, and relevant for participants across Melwood workforce, youth development, and community-based vocational programs. 


MOKA is piloting an innovative model for residential living that incorporates technology enabled supports to create a Smart Home. In other states, this model has demonstrated the capacity to increase independence for adults with disabilities as well as implements a more effective utilization of direct support hours in the midst of a nationwide staffing shortage. 

Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University, Foster Grandparent Program is an intergenerational program that gives older adults the opportunity to volunteer as mentors, tutors, and friends to children with exceptional needs or circumstances.

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PSS (Presbyterian Senior Services)

PSS is increasing the Digital Capacity of low-income older adults (OAs) across the NYC metro region through their ""Life University Tech Trainings"". delivered at their 10 OA Centers in the Bronx and Harlem. These centers serve those who are marginalized due advanced age, low to poverty-level income, limited education, language barriers, and inadequate services.

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Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency and Empowerment (ROSE) Foundation

Rose Foundation provides housing and support to seniors and disabled individuals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The grant will support technology to engage seniors and help decrease social isolation and loneliness.

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St. John's Community Services

SJCS's program serves seniors with age related conditions that require support to age in place without the need to transition from their home to a facility. This year's funding is focused on a remote support platform that monitors vital signs, mood, and behavior as well as items in the home to ensure safety.

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United Spinal Association

The United Spinal Association is aiming to grow the Tech Access component of their 2024 Strong Wheeled Together Conference (SWTCon). Expansion of the Tech Access Programming will focus on utilizing technology to reduce loneliness, isolation, and bolster mental health and wellness among wheelchair users, as well as placing technology at the heart of travel and recreation for wheelchair users.

Previous Grants

A Little Help
A Little Help

A Little Help provides older adults with virtual and hybrid programming offerings in Metro Denver, Northern Colorado, and on the Western Slope to foster intergenerational connections and combat isolation. The grant will support A little Help’s organizational technology infrastructure and equipment upgrades. 

AARP Foundation

The AARP Foundation developed a voice technology program – using Amazon’s Alexa – to connect seniors to one another.

Access HEARS
Access HEARS

This program will connect 500 low-income, minority older adults in Montgomery County with hearing loss to over-the-counter hearing technologies. The Access HEARS intervention includes counseling, aural rehabilitation, and education on how to use affordable, accessible hearing technologies.

2013, 2015
American Foundation for the Blind

Created a set of tutorials for using the open source NVDA screen reader.

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American Printing House for the Blind

Support for the VisionConnect Initiative creating resources to help people new to vision loss. 

Army Distaff Foundation
Army Distaff Foundation

Army Distaff Foundation provides housing, health, and wellness services to older people who served our nation. This grant assists ADF in enhancing the Make & Tech Lab at Knollwood Life Plan Community with updated consumer technologies, workshops, and training for aging seniors.

2018, 2021, 2022

Avenidas provides virtual programming for vulnerable older adults, especially those who are homebound; who are not proficient speakers of English; or who are reluctant technology users. The grant will assist Avenidas in purchasing DTEN D7 systems for their virtual programs.

2016-2020, 2022
Beneficent Technology, Inc., DBA Benetech

Bookshare, the world’s largest digital library of accessible materials and support for Benetech’s flagship literacy initiative, developed an app that will work on smart speakers. The grant will assist Benetech in the development and release of Bookshare for Google Assistant.

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Byte Back

Funding will support people with disabilities and seniors in various technology programs purchase tablets, screen magnifiers and other assistive technologies.

2017-2018, 2020

Helped continue development of the CareBank.

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)
Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides computer training to individuals who are blind or visually impaired gain, maintain, or improve their employment. The grant will assist CABVI in purchasing access technology equipment for their computer lab training. 

Code of Support Foundation

Supporting new accessible features in PATRIOTLink® which helps service members, veterans, caregivers and social service professionals connect to eligible resources.

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2018, 2021
Community Technology Network

Support for Senior Connect, a scalable digital literacy training program targeted to low-income older adults in Central Texas who face social isolation due to COVID-19.

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Connections at Home

This funding request would allow us to provide computer training, ongoing technical support, and internet connections for 123 low income, socially isolated, homebound seniors who we have given a senior friendly computer or tablet. These funds would pay for the tech services mentioned above as well as any ongoing issues with their tech devices including free tech support help, and free replacement or repair as needed.

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio provides family caregiver training and experiences using the EVRTalk virtual reality (VR) program. COA’s innovative outreach and partnered events provide practical knowledge and empathy-building experiences via VR scenarios.

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2019, 2020, 2022

Cyber-Seniors and Lighthouse Guild have partnered to bring programming to young people and older adults with significant visual impairment. The grant will assist Cyber-Seniors in providing intergenerational technology training for visually impaired older adults and work readiness opportunities for visually impaired young people.


DOROT is replicating their Tech Coaching program throughout the country through a new partnership with the Village to Village Network (VtVN) providing individualized support to older adults. 

Easter Seals of Greater Houston

BridgingApps, a program of the Easter Seals of Greater Houston, will expand its website content – a digital compendium of apps specifically targeted at seniors and those with disabilities.


EngAGE serves low-income seniors' technological needs by providing connection to our virtual programs to battle isolation and loneliness during the pandemic and beyond. The grant will help fund their technology program to include tech training and support, devices, internet hot spots and program coordination to roll it out.


The first-of-its-kind Accessible Products Hotline employed customer service agents with visual impairments to help low vision or blind consumers identify and support accessible products.

F.Y. Eye

Developed a network of digital advertising to share nonprofit resources with a broader community. 

Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School

Support for accessible music technology to aid students, educators, professional musicians and recreational learners in instruction and performance. 

Front Porch

The organization will provide tech-enabled health and wellness, internet accessibility and digital literacy to older adults across its senior living communities.

2014-2015, 2021
Gallaudet University Technology Access Program

Accelerate the development from an early prototype to an easy-to-use automatic speech recognition-based captioning product that can be brought to market.

Generations On Line

Support for their app teaching seniors to use tablets. 

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Hearing Loss Association of America

Promoted consumer and assistive technologies for individuals with hearing loss.

Helen Keller National Center

Supporting resources for people who are deaf-blind and older adults losing both vision and hearing.

Institute for Human Centered Design

Creating accessible experiences for the Smithsonian Latino Center and resources to help other museums to replicate accessibility in their exhibits. 

Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington

The CTA Foundation supports JCA’s SeniorTech initiative to increase capacity at five of their tech training centers where computer and technology courses are taught to adults age 50 plus by expert, older adult volunteers.

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Foundation is working to scale and grow its Virtual Senior Academy, a program using telepresence technology to reduce social isolation among seniors.

Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Expansion of the Access Tech Immersion Pilot to focus on individuals living in more rural communities as well as people who primarily speak Spanish.

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Lighthouse Guild

Gave students with vision loss the ability to produce, compose, arrange, record and perform music through the use of accessible technology.

Meals on Wheels

A pilot project will test the feasibility of virtually connecting isolated, home-bound seniors to their local senior center.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

The Connecting Seniors with Technology program gives low income, homebound seniors and adults with disabilities access to the internet and computer training.

2016, 2022
Meritan, Inc.

Meritan provides home health services to older adults using remote monitoring equipment to improve care access, healthcare quality and measurable outcomes.

2015, 2018
Music & Memory

The CTA Foundation supported a pilot project to learn how tablet technology can be leveraged to enhance quality of life for the elderly and infirm in long-term care, including those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, as well as other cognitive and physical challenges.

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Oak Hill

Developed a “smart home on wheels” to bring the versatile technology to seniors and individuals with disabilities who lack transportation.

Oasis Institute

Provided support for accessibility feature and technology training classes. 

Older Adults Technology Services

The organization will develop additional content and best practices to increase the reach of its award-winning Senior Planet platform.

Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village provides programs and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This grant will assist with their new software and hardware integration providing optimal service delivery for their clients. 

Raising the Floor

Researched a searchable database of assistive technologies.

2016, 2018
Research to Prevent Blindness

Provided support for the RPB Innovations in Technology Low Vision Research Award.

San Diego Futures Foundation

Provided support for their Tech Ambassador. 

Second Sense
Second Sense

Funding to cover the new costs of technology hardware and software to allow staff to more fully engage our clients in remote independent living skills training.

Selfhelp Community Services

Provided support for the development and expansion of the Virtual Senior Center. 

2018, 2019, 2022
Senior Navigator

SeniorNavigator has developed a “Caregiver Tech Tool Finder” (CTTF) which enables adults and caregivers’ access to a highly curated list of specialized technology-based solutions, searchable by need across 10 key categories.

ServiceSource, Inc.
ServiceSource, Inc.

ServiceSource, Inc. Technology Grant Program help bridge the digital divide and mitigate social isolation among older adults by enabling connection to their virtual programs and social engagement opportunities through the provision of no-cost tablets alongside technology education and support.

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South Florida Institute on Aging

Brought the award-winning Senior Planet technology program to South Florida to improve digital literacy and reduce social isolation in seniors.

St. Barnabas Senior Services
St. Barnabas Senior Services

Support the new initiative, Giving Older Adults a Lifeline via Technology (GOAL: Tech), providing older adults with skill, access, and knowledge in technology.

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St. John’s Community Services

St. John’s Community Services provides remote support to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The grant with help St. John’s Community Services purchase laptops to increase remote support. 

The Arc of the United States

The “environment navigator” pilot program will help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to efficiently orient themselves with new jobs and roles.

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University of New England

The University of New England student program will provide older adults in affordable housing with assistive tech and training performed by students.

Grant Criteria

The CTA Foundation sees its grants as part of a partnership and works closely with our grantees to ensure the program's success. Programs that receive grants from the CTA Foundation are required to submit reports outlining the impact that the program has had toward our mission.

Other Supported Organizations

  • AAPD
  • Aging2.0
  • Association Foundation Group
  • Blind Center of Nevada
  • Grantmakers in Aging

  • National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine
  • Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
  • Opportunity Village
  • Teach Access


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