About the grant.
What is the True Link Grant to Promote Best Practices in Guardianship?
The True Link Grant to Promote Best Practices in Guardianship, including a $2,500 stipend, will be given annually to a recipient who is a field builder—someone who is actively involved in promoting best practices in the field, such as promoting standards of practices, advancing person-centered and supported decision-making principles, identifying and addressing abuse, breaking down professional silos, promoting better assessments of individual limitations and needs for support, educating the public about decision-making options and decision support, and helping family guardians through standards, training, and assistance.
Recipients of the True Link Grant to Promote Best Practices in Guardianship will receive:
- A $2,500 stipend to promote best practices in the field.
- A physical award.
- The opportunity for your contribution to the field to be recognized in blog posts, on our website, and
At its best, guardianship provides necessary and often lifesaving support for people in complex situations—ensuring, for example, that vulnerable individuals or elders under guardianship will receive food, housing, and medical care they might not be able to consistently obtain for themselves. For years, the True Link Card has helped guardians, conservators, and fiduciaries support their clients’ independence. The True Link Grant to Promote Best Practices in Guardianship is an effort to empower collaboration across the field and promote the dissemination of best practices to help advance the field of guardianship and ensure it always lives up to its highest ideals.
The grant funds must be used for educational purposes related to sharing best practices in guardianship. These activities could include, traveling to other regions to present best practices at conferences or other organizations; developing webinars to share valuable knowledge; funding trainings to strengthen partnerships with collaborators; conducting a pilot project; and other, similar projects.
You can submit nominations for yourself or someone else you consider to be a field builder in the field of guardianship/conservatorship/fiduciary services by completing the nomination form. We are now accepting nominations for 2020!