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AARP Foundation is tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness.

Our Focus

Economic Opportunity

Empowering low-income older adults with the skills and resources to increase their financial stability and overcome existing or future challenges.

Social Connectedness

Humans need connection. That’s why we’re exploring creative ways to help older adults connect and stay connected — to each other and to their communities.

Our Approach

Collaboration

Collaboration allows us to build on existing programs and infrastructure, avoid duplicating others’ efforts, and maximize the impact of every dollar donated.

Innovation

At the heart of our work is a drive to find fresh ways of solving problems and meeting needs. We’re passionate about innovation — and we believe that good ideas can come from anywhere.

Legal Advocacy

We are an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people age 50 and older, working to challenge discrimination and protect seniors from injustice.

Grantmaking

AARP Foundation support enables grantees to help more people, work more efficiently, bring proven new approaches to scale, and make resources go further.

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Find Legal Cases

Find the most recent cases in which AARP Foundation attorneys have advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older adults, and have filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases.

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.