Foster Grandparent Program

Why Become a Foster Grandparent?

The Foster Grandparent Program is a Federally funded project designed for low-income senior citizens to render supportive services to children of our community in a supervised setting in health, education and welfare-related agencies. The program emphasizes the relationship that develops between an older volunteer and the young child by stressing a one-to-one interaction between the two whenever possible. Foster Grandparents are very special people who have a variety of background with wisdom, love, comfort, and experience to share with children who are so much in need of it.

Please help make a difference!

Now Hiring!

Join CAPE Foster Grandparents and make a difference in a child's life.

We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to become Foster Grandparents and provide support to children in need.

If you're 55 or older, love working with kids, and want to give back to your community, we want to hear from you!

Apply today and start making a difference.

FGP Application Form

Thank you for considering the Foster Grandparent Program! We appreciate your interest and are happy to provide you with the necessary application forms. You can easily download the forms, complete them, and save them to your computer. Then use the “Select Files” button to attach your documents, fill out your contact information, and click “Submit”.

Alternatively, if you prefer to apply in-person or have any questions about the application process, simply fill out your information, and one of our team members will contact you shortly. We appreciate your interest in becoming a foster grandparent and look forward to hearing from you!

Program Requirements

  • Grandparents must be fifty five (55) years of age or older.
  • Income must not exceed the federal income guidelines of 200% of the poverty level to be eligible for stipend.
  • Over Income individuals can join as non-stipend volunteers.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Recent physical with TB test. ( call for information)

Program Benefits

  • Non-taxable stipend (which will not interfere with social security or any other benefit)
  • Hot Meals
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Orientation
  • Per-assignment and in-service training
  • Accrued personal leave time

About the Program

  • One of the Older American Volunteer Programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Locally sponsored by the Community Action Program of Evansville.
  • Established in Evansville on June 30th 1976.

Foster Grandparents assist in the development of:

  • Motor skills
  • Self care
  • Learning skills
  • Independence

And provide:

  • Emotional support
  • Role modeling
  • Tender love and care

Foster Grandparents are assigned to:

  • Head Start programs
  • Day care centers
  • Special institutions
  • Schools

For more information, contact:

Brandy Knelson
Foster Grandparent Director
Email: bknelson@capeevansville.org
Office: (812) 492-3973
Cell: (812) 454-2846