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At AARP Foundation, we envision a future without senior poverty. More than 37 million adults age 50 and older — 1 in 3 — are at risk of not having enough to meet their most basic needs. A problem this big can’t be solved with a “business as usual” approach.
AARP Foundation’s grantmaking supports sustainable, real-world solutions to the fundamental challenges facing low-income older adults. We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based projects that transform lives and communities — projects that we know can be expanded nationwide. Through grants, the Foundation enables grantees to help more people, work more efficiently, bring proven new approaches to scale, and make resources go further.
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We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that have the greatest impact on the people we serve.
Aging in Place
The Campus Kitchens Project
EatSF Food Voucher Program
Food on the Move
Help at Your Door
Home Care Cooperatives
Impact L. A.
Through our grantmaking, we collaborate with partner organizations to advance evidence-based projects that can become sustainable and practical solutions to the challenges facing low-income older adults.
This funding opportunity is an open competition targeted at projects with evidence that low-income older adults who participate in the proposed project experience improved social connectedness as measured by the DSSI or increased food security as measured by the USDA Adult Food Security Survey. Other types of projects that improve social connectedness or food security in low-income older adults on a systemic level (e.g. research, field-building) will also be considered.
Download: Social Connectedness RFA | Food Security RFA
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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.
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