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

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. 

Ablegamers Charity
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.

Blythedale Children’s Hospital
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. The grant will assist Blythedale in purchasing a professional 3D printer for their AT program. 

Byte Back

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

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.


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.

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. 

Hearing Loss Association of America

Promoted consumer and assistive technologies for individuals with hearing loss.


Support the upgrade and expansion of ITNRides, a national network of non-profit transportation networks for older adults and people with visual disabilities. 

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.

Massachusetts Association for the Blind (MAB) and Visually Impaired Community Services

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.

Mary’s Center
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. 

Older Adults Technology Services

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

Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University

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

Rose Foundation
Rose Foundation

Rose Foundation provides housing and support to seniors and disabled individuals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The grant will support technology replacement at 3 of their housing sites. 

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.

United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association provides technology training to individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder to older adults and others with mobility impairments to prepare them for post-rehab and ensure successful application of the technology. 

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.

Previous Grants

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.

American Printing House for the Blind

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Front Porch

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

F.Y. Eye

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

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

St. John’s Community Services
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. 

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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