Dorothy D. Rupe Caregiver Program

The Dorothy D. Rupe Caregiver Program at the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers providing at-home support to a loved one with dementia. The Foundation achieves this mission through the support of training programs for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.

In 2016, the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation awarded over $400,000 to support a variety of caregiver training resources:

Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
$25,000 to offer the Savvy Caregiver series and increase caregiver training efforts in the San Joaquin Valley

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center
$50,000 to create an online education library for dementia caregivers

Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles
$50,000 for “Recuerdos Perdidos/Lost Memories,” telenovela-based caregiver education

Alzheimer’s San Diego
$25,000 to expand its ALZ Companions volunteer respite care program

Camarillo Health Care District
$35,000 for the REACH Intensive Intervention Program for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
$12,234 to offer the Powerful Tools for Caregivers series in Sacramento and Placer Counties

ElderHelp of San Diego
$40,000 to support corporate outreach efforts and online education for working family caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance
$50,000 for medication management materials for family caregivers

Hospice of San Luis Obispo
$50,000 for dementia caregiver relief services and case management

Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation
$34,000 to increase caregiver navigation services and establish a volunteer respite program

UC Irvine Program in Nursing Science
$50,000 to expand and tailor dementia caregiver education for underserved Asian Americans

The Foundation also distributed nearly $670,000 to seventeen Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2016-17 academic year with an objective of reducing student expenses, increasing enrollment capacity, and administering program improvements. Recipients and support areas are as follows:

Allan Hancock College – Santa Maria, CA
$55,000 for instructional and student support

American River College – Sacramento, CA
$15,000 for program supplies and student support

Butte College – Oroville, CA
$40,000 for student support

Citrus College – Glendora, CA
$30,000 for instructional assistance

College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA
$35,000 for instruction and student support

College of the Siskiyous – Yreka, CA
$27,765 for equipment and student support

Contra Costa College – San Pablo, CA
$22,000 for instructional and student support

Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, CA
$50,000 for instructional and student support

Los Angeles Harbor College – Wilmington, CA
$35,000 for instructional and student support

Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA
$40,000 for CNA/HHA instruction

San Diego Continuing Education – San Diego, CA
$45,000 for instructional assistance, curriculum development, and student support

Santa Barbara City College – Santa Barbara, CA
$70,000 for student support

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
$30,000 for equipment, instructor training, and student support

Solano Community College – Fairfield, CA
$30,000 for student support

Ventura College – Ventura, CA
$65,000 for instruction, equipment, skills lab support, and student scholarships

West Hills College – Lemoore, CA
$30,000 for CNA instruction

West Los Angeles College – Culver City, CA
$50,000 for instructional assistance, equipment, and student support