In 2020, the Grimes-King Foundation Celebrates 160-years of service!
Today as the Grimes King Foundation enters this period, it faces a rapidly changing political and demographic environment where the health and well-being—and in some instances—the very lives of elderly women of African American descent are at stake. It is a far different reality than 1864 Boston, but there are many parallels: The continuing impact of systemic racism on the financial security and well-being of elderly African women including: their increasing vulnerability to poverty, food insecurity, lack of affordable housing, and quality in-home care. Current reality presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the Board of Directors of the Grimes-King Foundation as we consider our strategic direction and envision opportunities to:
- Generate new and more strategic connections with community members, organizations and partners,
- Create a stronger/louder advocacy voice,
- Leverage our current resources to generate new resources, and
- Build collaborations with a wider variety of people and institutions to realize the full promise of its mission and vision.