What We Fund

The SCAN Foundation awards grants to organizations that work to support the creation of a more coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence.  Our funding is rooted in these principles:

  • Establishing a leadership role among foundations, researchers, policy leaders, and other organizations that work towards advancing aging with dignity and independence in health care and supportive services.
  • Leveraging our resources through collaboration with other grant making organizations.
  • Concentrating on three strategic goals, and commissioning much of the work we support.
  • Maintaining a long-term perspective.
  • Ensuring we are able to respond quickly to unanticipated opportunities to advance our mission.


Our work is divided into three thematic goals:


The SCAN Foundation highly values the diversity of California's communities and residents, and embraces differences in gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, ability, sexual orientation, veteran and family status, economic status and geographic setting.  The Foundation is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion as employer, grant maker, economic entity and community member.