Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Foundation of America

Milton & Phyllis Berg Family Respite Care Grants

The CARES (Caring for Adults through Respite, Enrichment and Socialization) program at Collat Jewish Family Services in Birmingham, AL, supported by a 2018 Fall Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant. 

The Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grants are awarded to AFA member organizations to help provide respite care scholarships to families in need. Studies have shown that respite care can help improve quality of life for both the individual living with Alzheimer’s and family caregivers by providing social engagement and cognitive stimulation for the individual, and affording a much-needed time-out for the caregiver. Each grant award is $6,000.  Grants are awarded twice a year.

2022 application deadlines:

Spring cycle: May 23 

Fall cycle: November 7

Download the grant application

The grants are awarded in memory of the deceased parents of Barry E. Berg, who has served on AFA’s board of trustees since 2004. Both of Berg’s parents passed away in 2009: his mother, Phyllis, had Alzheimer’s disease, and his father, Milton, was a devoted caregiver.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically via email to on or before the indicated deadline dates. Organizations applying for the Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant may contact AFA at 866-232-8484 if they have questions.

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