Make a difference today. Make a difference tomorrow.

Today, some of your frail elder neighbors are on waiting lists for food and care. As a private, not-for-profit organization, the Council on Aging of Martin County receives 68% of its funding through government grants.  But these grants are never enough to provide all that is lacking for disadvantaged seniors living in our community.

Featured Giving Opportunity

The Mind and Memory Endowment Fund

Promoting innovation and access to community-based programs for brain health and memory care.

The Mind and Memory Endowment Fund benefits comprehensive programming from a trusted resource for senior care.

  • Early intervention resources to help those with Mild Cognitive Impairment keep their brains and bodies active and connect with a peer support system
  • Free counseling services for individuals with dementia and their caregivers
  • Caregiver education 
  • Therapeutic enrichment programs, including music and art therapy, community outings, brain fitness, veterans support, and specialized exercise classes
  • Access to Alzheimer's disease clinical trials
  • Free ID locator bracelets to help law enforcement find individuals who have wandered from safety



Founded by Peter and Gayle Grimm

“A proactive approach to brain health is vital to a good quality of life. The earlier even the mildest mental slippage is recognized and addressed, the better. Gayle and I are delighted to have founded the Mind and Memory Endowment Fund for the Council on Aging of Martin County. We invite others to join the fund and help ensure the Council on Aging can continue to offer best-in-class brain health, memory care and caregiver support programs to the seniors of Martin County far into the future.”

Peter Grimm

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Your generosity can help expand the impact of this important initiative!
Contact us today to learn how your investment can make a difference.
Michele Jacobs, CFRE
Chief Philanthropic Officer

Giving Opportunities

Donate Today

A donation of just $7 will guarantee a hot, fresh, home-delivered meal to a senior in need. Donate today and help a disadvantaged senior today with your gift.

Annual Gifts

Choose an annual giving plan that fits in your budget. An annual gift of just $100 will provide a needy senior 14 home-delivered meals or two free days at the Day Club.

Legacy Gifts

A planned gift is a gift included in a will or trust that helps assure for a strong future for the Council on Aging of Martin County.

Make a QCD From Your RMD

At age 70½ or older, one of the best ways to make a charitable contribution can be through your traditional IRA. You can use your IRA income rather than cash to make charitable gifts by making a Qualified Charitable distribution (QCD) to your favorite charity.

All you need to do is:

  1. Contact your IRA administrator and authorize a direct transfer from your IRA to a the Council on Aging of Martin County.
  2. Have the IRA administrator make the check payable to Council on Aging of Martin County:
    1. Address: 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997
    2. Phone: 772-223-7800
    3. IF you need it, our tax ID# 52-1007762

This QCD can satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year. It reduces your taxable income, which can help reduce your income taxes. The maximum amount for charitable distributions from your IRA cannot exceed $100,000 per calendar year. (The starting age to begin making Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) now is 72, but QCDs still can begin at 70½.)

You can also name a 501(c)(3) public charity, like the Council on Aging, as your IRA beneficiary, to enable you to fund your charitable and legacy objectives in an efficient and effective way while potentially experiencing tax savings for your heirs and your estate.

Always consult with your financial advisor. Contact Michele Jacobs, Chief Philanthropic Officer at (772) 223-7803, to discuss this further. If you need a list of advisors, we can provide you with some local options.

Our fundraising team is here to assist you with making the donation that will be most meaningful to you.
Michele Leigh Jacobs
Chief Philanthropic Officer

Philanthropy Insider Update

Giving Resources

Personal Affairs Record

Legacy Giving Quarterly Newsletter

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services online at www.800helpfla.com or by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.  The Council on Aging of Martin County’s solicitation registration number is CH2307.

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