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AARP Foundation Helps Struggling Older Americans Skip to content

Employers want the skill and experience older workers have to offer. Our workforce programs provide older workers with the resources and training they need to compete with confidence for in-demand jobs. Learn more

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Our Vision

A country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.

 

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Our Mission

AARP Foundation serves vulnerable people 50 and older by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials.

Our Focus

We're tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness — fostering resilience, strengthening communities and restoring hope.

Our History

For 57 years, we've aided America's poor and isolated seniors. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike.

Our Approach

Operating at the intersection of collaboration, innovation, legal advocacy and grantmaking, we bring together industry, government, activists, and volunteers to forge practical approaches that pair brainpower with some serious willpower.

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

Eighty-one cents of every dollar we spend goes toward programs and services that help low-income older adults. We have met every one of the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.