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Make Your Facility Accessible for Elders and People with Disabilities

Your house of worship is a symbol of hope and faith in the community. Is it welcoming for older adults and people with disabilities?

An Accessible Faith Grant from The Retirement Research Foundation can help your house of worship tackle accessibility projects both big and small – from renovating restrooms to installing elevators and assistive listening systems, and more.

Who’s eligible?

Houses of worship located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry counties in Illinois

For what?

Grants of up to 50% of the project cost (maximum $30,000 grant)


Proposals due June 1, 2015; funding decisions announced in November 2015

How to apply?

Applications can be found at: more information, email Retirement Research Foundation at

The Retirement Research Foundation is devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for our nation’s older adults, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity. Since the Accessible Faith Program began 14 years ago, the Foundation has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling more than $3.5 million to help religious congregations make their facilities more accessible.

The Retirement Research Foundation
8765 West Higgins Road, Suite 430
Chicago, Illinois 60631-4170
Phone 773/714-8080 Fax 773/714-8089

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.