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AARP Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on supporting and advancing effective solutions to help vulnerable older adults transform their lives today and secure the essentials for their future. We’re working side by side with other organizations to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. We seek to support organizations whose evidence-based interventions can make a direct impact on the low-income 50+ and that align with our strategic priorities.

The Social Innovation Fund has the simple but vital goal of finding solutions that work, and making them work for more people. AARP Foundation is a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund

AARP Foundation grants support lasting solutions to the fundamental challenges that low-income older adults face: the need for functional and affordable housing, adequate and nutritious food, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.

We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.


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Social Innovation Fund

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a powerful approach to transforming lives and communities. AARP Foundation is a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund.

Recently Closed Grants

Work for Yourself@50+℠: Older Adult Self-Employment Grant Program
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017 (CLOSED)

Open Grant Opportunity

Identifying Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults Grant Competition
Pre-Application Deadline: April 7, 2017, 11:59pm ET
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017, 11:59pm ET 

Grocery Guides Request for Application

Thank you for your interest in the Grocery Guides RFA. At this time, we are reevaluating our approach to program growth and have decided to suspend submissions. Please check back for future grant opportunities.