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Help Seniors in Need Through Your Donor
Advised Fund 

More than 37 million older adults can’t make ends meet because they don’t have enough income. That’s 1 in 3 seniors who simply can’t afford to pay for utilities, rent, medication, and food. If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), consider initiating a grant recommendation to AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, for your year-end charitable giving. 

It's easy, fast, and convenient to make a grant through your DAF — and it will make a big difference for struggling seniors.

Make a Gift Through Your DAF

A Partnership With People

Stories spell success. At AARP Foundation, we measure our success by the stories we’re able tell of the people we serve and the volunteers who give so much to help others. We’re in a partnership with people to transform the lives of those in need. We want to hear your story, too! Please share your story here.

Meet Willie Jean Vance: Experience Corps Volunteer

Learn what a moving experience Willie Jean finds teaching young kids to become great readers.

Meet Jacquie Johnson: BACK TO WORK 50+ Participant

Jacquie Johnson credits job coaching and BACK TO WORK 50+ for helping her get a full-time job she loves.

We're Here to Help

Get Help With Your High-Speed Internet Bill

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a temporary discount of up to $50 per month toward internet service for eligible consumers who may have experienced financial setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic or are struggling to get by. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Find Rent and Mortgage Assistance

The first step to getting rent payment or mortgage assistance when facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic is knowing where to look. Answer a few simple questions to get connected with free eviction or foreclosure assistance.

Need Help? Find Support Services in Your Area

Local Assistance Directory

Search our Local Assistance Directory to find food, housing, health and employment programs in your area. You'll also find programs related to help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Search the Local Assistance Directory



Supreme Court 2021 Preview

Coming off an unprecedented year when every single case was heard remotely, the Supreme Court this year will review a variety of cases with implications for older adults, especially those who are struggling with financial hardships or disabilities. AARP Foundation Litigation summarizes and comments on these cases in our annual Supreme Court Preview.

Health care, employee and retiree rights, and patient and consumer protections are among the issues in cases already on the docket or likely to come before the Court this term. AARP Foundation attorneys will either be actively participating in these cases or following them closely to assess their impact on older adults.


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Programs That Help Put Money in Your Pocket See More

A rapidly changing economy and technological advances are fundamentally altering the nature of work — and that makes it more crucial than ever for older adults to learn new skills that will help them compete for today’s in-demand jobs. AARP Foundation equips older adults with the resources, know-how and training they need to unlock economic opportunity and build financial resilience.


BACK TO WORK 50+ provides the training and tools needed to compete with confidence for today's in-demand jobs.

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help.

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation is making it easier for homeowners and renters to apply for property tax refund and credit programs. 

Work for Yourself@50+

Download the Work for Yourself@50+ toolkit to get started on your self-employment journey.

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Find the Local Help You Need

You can quickly and easily find help available in your own community through our Find Help page.

Manage Your Money From Home

Access free, easy-to-use financial technology tools from AARP Foundation and Chase. ·

Get Help with Groceries

If your food budget isn’t going far enough, SNAP can help make ends meet.

Workforce and Finance Resilience

If you’re out of work call our free Work Resources Hotline at 1-855-850-2525 for information about programs and services that can help get you back to work and connect you to community resources.

Status of Local Programs and Workshops

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AARP Foundation is prioritizing the health of those we serve and the community at large. All of our in-person events are on hold for now, based on local health guidance.

The following programs are affected:

  • AARP Foundation Experience Corps - Programs are offering structured tutoring sessions in-person and virtually, based on schools’ and students’ needs as well as local health guidance. For additional information, please contact your local program office. 
  • Work for Yourself@50+ - With in-person workshops on hold for now, several of our community partners are hosting Work for Yourself@50+ workshops online. Please visit Work for Yourself@50+ to register for an online workshop.
  • BACK TO WORK 50+ - In-person workshops have been suspended for now; please call 855-850-2525 to find out about the availability of online workshops in your area. 

General announcements about AARP Foundation and its services will be updated on this page. Be sure to follow CDC guidelines (as detailed at while participating in any AARP Foundation programs and services.


Tackling Senior Poverty: Programs and Services

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment. The program helps children read at grade level so that they have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life.

Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.

Charity Rating

AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator.

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