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Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity. We couldn't do it without the generous support of individuals and institutions.

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Income Grants

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Over 20 million low-income people age 50+ do not have adequate financial resources to meet their basic needs. Our goal is to help vulnerable 50+ generate income and to secure and maintain financial assets.

We’re building awareness, supporting effective services, delivering new products and programs, investing in community capacity and working together with 50+ low-wage workers and their families to win back opportunity and get back on track.

Strategic Plan Goals
We’re seeking evidence-based interventions that:
•    Increase the number of people who secure employment
•    Increase the number of appropriate financial products
•    Enroll vulnerable 50+ in public benefits for which they are eligible
•    Increase the savings of vulnerable 50+ people
•    Decrease the consumer debt of vulnerable 50+ people

Current Work
AARP Foundation is paving the way to stable income by offering access to programs such as Back to Work 50+, where individuals receive job training that can lead to a permanent job and Finances 50+ -- an evidence-based financial capability program.

Open Grants
We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to develop proposals that align with our four  impact areas and address our strategic objectives.

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Programs & Services

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

AARP Foundation Finances 50+

Finances 50+

This financial capability program is a collaboration between AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

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

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