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Volunteers, AARP Meal Pack, Memphis TN, AARP Foundation, 2017 Summer Service to Seniors

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.


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Help AARP Foundation win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50 and over.

Social Innovation Fund

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.

Our Focus

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.

How We Make Investments

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


Focusing on helping people earn and manage their income and expenses


Focusing on reducing the negative consequences of isolation


Focusing on housing needs of low-income older Americans & their families


Focusing on ending senior hunger in America

About Our Grants Program

AARP Foundation SIF Grant Program

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

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