A problem as big as senior poverty can't be solved with a "business as usual" approach. It requires bold, sustainable solutions -- a whole new way of thinking and responding to this growing national crisis.
In 2019, AARP Foundation is launching new tools designed to equip low-income older adults with skills and resources to increase financial stabiliy and connection to their communities.
AARP Foundation MySavingsJar helps low-income families and older working adults start the habit of saving monthly so that they can have more control over their expenses and move from financial stress to financial freedom. Learn more
AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is a comprehensive solution that enables low-income older adults to age in place by providing access to property tax refund and credit programs.
AARP Foundation Self-Saver is a bookkeeping and tax preparation tool designed to help self-employed older adults withhold and submit quarterly taxes with ease.
Connected Communities is a voice-activated assistant and community management platform that empowers resident services coordinators to help residents be happier, healthier, and more connected. Learn more
Innovation requires taking risks. We embrace a lean startup mentality that works to identify new methods and improve in existing ones in order to meet the needs of older adults.
Our approach to innovation uses empathy and experimentation to understand people's needs, uncover creative insights, and find new solutions to complex issues.
We apply a rigorous, evidence-based process to test new models and build on existing solutions. We analyze data to learn what works, and what has the most impact.
In additon to developing our own solutions, AARP Foundation's grantmaking supports evidence-based interventions that make a direct impact on low-income seniors.
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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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