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AARP Foundation Grants Program

Isolation Grants

Combating Isolation

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Over 8 million older adults are socially isolated and, therefore, at risk of poor health.

We’re looking at all the connections that make up a person’s life, and are coming up with ways to make sure connections stay strong, even in times of stress and crisis.

Strategic Plan Goals

We’re seeking evidence-based interventions that:

  • Reduce poor health outcomes due to lack of connection

Reduce visits to the emergency room due to unaddressed health issued caused by lack of connectedness

Current Work

AARP Foundation commissioned the first in-depth research study to define the depth and scope of the 50+ isolation problem. Our goal is to generate new insights and more effective programs that reconnect isolated individuals to their families and communities.

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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