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When Disaster Strikes, We Need Sustained Efforts

Individuals and organizations alike respond with extraordinary generosity, doing whatever they can in the immediacy of catastrophe to provide assistance. At AARP Foundation we have established an emergency relief fund, and AARP is matching every contribution, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000. Many other charitable organizations are similarly coming forward to help. Read

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AARP Foundation Establishes Relief Fund for Older Victims of Louisiana Floods

AARP to match dollar for dollar contributions up to $500,000 to provide much needed support for disaster victims. Read

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You’ve got what it takes! Sign up in your community today. No tax experience needed, only a desire to help. Do 

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps seniors re-imagine their lives

An NPR segment with Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass, Project Director for SCSEP, about how the program helps people 55 and older find employment. Read

Do You Remember the Generation Gap?

AARP Foundation President, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, describes the growing generational bridge that is forming between the young and the old. Read

"Everything I thought I knew about kindergarten, I was wrong"

Experience Corps' fresh impact on literacy tutoring in kindergarten. Read

In the Spotlight

The Return of American Hunger

More than 10 million older Americans still struggle each day with the often invisible problem of food insecurity. Read

Study: "Listen with Your Heart, Give with Your Head"

A new study by AARP Foundation ElderWatch describes what makes seniors especially vulnerable to fraud committed by fake charities. Read

The Hidden Dangers of Free Public Wi-fi

In 2014, cybercrime accounted for more than $800 million in fraud loss. Find out what you can do to protect yourself while surfing the web. Read

Our Story

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AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis. Watch

Age Strong: An Impact Investment

Age Strong is an innovative social investment initiative to invest in critical services and programs for struggling adults 50-plus. Learn more

Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Go

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50+ homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Go

AARP Experience Corps: Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers. Go