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AARP Foundation

39 million older adults are threatened by poverty. That’s equal to the population of California.

Working for and with older adults, AARP Foundation is on a mission to change that number to zero. Last year, we secured nearly $1 billion to help seniors meet their basic needs — through benefits, tax refunds, and good jobs— and partnered with a dedicated corps of older adult volunteers who are lifting up their communities. Together, we’re building a brighter future. Join us. 

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Is Your Church Plan Pension Safe?

Are you a retiree from a job with a religious organization? Your pension may be at risk.

Helping Others Got Eileen Back Into the Workforce

Learn how this SCSEP participant turned her love of tinkering into new career success.

Read Eileen's Story

Read stories about our program participants, volunteers, and more.

Get Help

Digital Skills Training Meets Pressing Need

Digital Skills Ready@50+ initiative will help increase older adults' economic security with training focused on digital essentials.

Make Food More Affordable

Find resources and assistance to make healthy food more accessible and affordable for your family.

Build Your Employment Skills

Unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help unemployed and independent workers chart a course toward financial security.

Lower Your Student Loan Bill

See if you’re eligible for national and state repayment and forgiveness programs.

Stay Connected to Community

Access resources to help fight social isolation and loneliness.

Apply for Property Tax Relief

Take advantage of property tax refund and credit programs in your area with AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide.

Give Help

Make a Donation

Make a gift to help struggling seniors meet their basic needs.

Help Older Taxpayers

Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and help taxpayers get the refunds and credits they’ve earned.

Tutor Young Readers

AARP Foundation Experience Corps connects students with caring older adult volunteers.

Get Involved

Learn how you can get involved and help AARP Foundation and Create the Good to help seniors.

Charity Rating

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