A grant opportunity for organizations serving older adults with lower incomes in Michigan or Maryland to design and implement innovations to make aging with health, joy, and dignity in community an achievable opportunity.

People are living longer lives with one in six Americans aged 65 or older. If we continue to operate in a business-as-usual approach, we will create unprecedented strain on existing systems of care. Enterprise is excited to announce a call for letters of intent (LOI) for the development and implementation of innovations to foster healthy aging in place, a part of our Thome Aging Well Program, funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee. 


Awards will be between $300,000 - $1 million.

Innovations will be selected based on their potential to be sustainable, feasible, replicable, and transformative to existing systems of care to create more equitable opportunities and outcomes.

Funding will be awarded to the most promising innovations in the following categories:

  • Sustainable financing for resident services
  • Aging with purpose in community
  • Staff support and training
  • Designing homes and communities for aging
  • Improving outcomes for priority health needs

Innovations should center older adults with lower incomes and be applicable to, but are not limited to, older adults living in affordable housing properties. Innovations must serve older adults living in Michigan and/or Maryland. Preference will be given to proposals that request funding to support those who belong to a community or group that has and is continuing to experience persistent health inequities. 

Period of Performance

The grant will consist of two phases:

  • A planning phase lasting up to 6 months to allow additional idea development and up to $100,000 in planning support.
  • An implementation phase lasting up to 24 months with awards anticipated to range between $300,000 - $1 million.

How to Apply

Step 1: Review the Call for Letters of Intent to assess your eligibility and interest in applying. The Call for Letters of Intent further details requirements of the program.

Step 2: Watch the informational webinar and review frequently asked questions.

Step 3: Attend our virtual office hour from 10:00-11:00am EST on Monday, November 27, 2023. This drop-in session is designed to provide another opportunity to ask questions before the application closes on Thursday, November 30.

Step 4: Compile and complete your application via SlideRoom

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2023.

Timeline and Next Steps

Release of LOI: October 17, 2023

Informational Webinar: Watch the webinar.

Virtual Office Hour: Attend our virtual office hour | November 27, 2023

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2023

Notification of an invitation to Round II: February 2024

Anticipated planning grant awards: May 2024

After reviewing the LOIs, a select group of applicants will be invited to participate in Round II of the application process.

During the review of LOIs, Enterprise may reach out with clarifying questions. Receiving or not receiving outreach during this time is not an indication of success.


General questions may be submitted to AgingWell@enterprisecommunity.org until 3 p.m. ET on November 30, 2023. Questions received after this time and date will not be answered. Enterprise highly recommends that LOIs be submitted in advance of the deadline.


The Thome Aging Well program is funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee.