Project Overview

GARY AND MARY WEST FOUNDATION

About Us

The Gary and Mary West Foundation was established in 2006 with a mission of enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

The Foundation develops high-impact partnerships with its nonprofit partners to make a significant impact for seniors and accepts grant applications by invitation only.

Since it was founded ten years ago by pioneering philanthropists Gary and Mary West, the Foundation has awarded 400 grants totaling more than $175 million. Key grantees include the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, a state-of-the-art community dental center which offers high-quality, affordable oral healthcare with comprehensive education, health and wellness services at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center in downtown San Diego to serve low-income seniors.

The Foundation shares the same mission as West Health, which includes the nonprofit and nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. These organizations are working together toward a shared mission dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

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