Grants Available: Healthy Aging Through Community Connections

The Healthy Aging Focus Area at the Mat-Su Health Foundation would like to invite organizations serving older adults (60+) and/or tribal Elders in the Mat-Su to apply for grant funding.

The purpose of the Healthy Aging Through Community Connections initiative is to support community-led efforts to meet the needs of the Mat-Su Borough’s rapidly growing population of older adults and to seek an accessible and sustainable support system for older residents to maintain their independence and quality of life.

This grant program will support three areas:

  • Increase access to and awareness of services and resources for older adults/Elders and/or organizations serving older adults/Elders
  • Support community connectedness for older adults/Elders and/or organizations serving older adults
  • Improve quality of care and services/support of caregivers and Direct Support Professionals serving older adults/tribal Elders

For more information, download the full announcement here.

Before you apply, please contact Kathy Swartz, Program Officer (907) 373-2827 or  to discuss your idea and she can help direct you to the appropriate application.



About Mat-Su Health Foundation: Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital to protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare institution. The MSHF mission is to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su and the tools it uses include grantmaking, convening of local partners, and policy change. The foundation’s work has resulted in significant improvements in systems that support the health of Mat-Su residents in areas such as behavioral health, child welfare, crisis response, community connections, workforce development, transportation, housing, and senior services. More information is available at