AARP Foundation's grants program reflects our commitment to transforming the lives of vulnerable older Americans by meeting their everyday needs — food, housing, income and personal connection. Through our investment in grantees we seek to improve the lives of vulnerable, low-income older Americans in communities across the country so together we can build a country free of poverty, where no older person feels vulnerable.
In January 2013, we awarded four organizations $780,000 in Home Repair Accelerator grants, resulting in the repair and modification of 1,179 homes. The Home Repair Accelerator grant program identifies operational models for providing home repair services to struggling homeowners age 50 and older. Learn about the grantees. Read
In September 2012, we awarded two-year grants to help nonprofit organizations create better services and systems that identify and reach out to isolated older people. Learn about the grantees. Read
Q. Can government agencies apply for grants from AARP Foundation?
A. Yes. As a state or local government agency, you can apply but the agency must be manually verified. Please send an email to email@example.com. You should attach a copy of the legislative act creating a board or commission or a letter from an authorized government official confirming the status of the government entity. Our service team will notify you with a decision within 5 business days.
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