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Today, more than 10 million people over 50 are living in poverty in the U.S. All told, more than 37 million are either already in poverty or just one life event away from slipping into it. You can help.

AARP Foundation understands how important privacy is to our supporters.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to make sure that you understand how  your personal information is used. We also want you to be aware that you have choices about how we use this information. In addition to the policy outlined below, please note that AARP Foundation employees are instructed to proceed according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, including the Standards relating to privacy and confidentiality of donor information.

What Information We Collect

When you donate to, volunteer with, or otherwise support AARP Foundation, we ask for basic information such as your name, contact information, and date of birth. When you donate to AARP Foundation online and in certain other contexts, you provide us with your credit card information. We try not to store or otherwise retain your credit card information for significantly longer than necessary to process your donation. We keep track of your participation in and support of AARP Foundation activities so we can understand our supporters’ interests and evaluate the effectiveness of our work and our offerings. We also collect demographic information from other sources to help us better serve our supporters and improve our programs.

Information Sharing

We share your personal information with companies we have selected to provide official AARP Foundation branded products or services, or support AARP Foundation operations. Some of the providers of AARP Foundation branded products or services pay a fee for access to our intellectual property and supporter lists. Our contracts with these companies require them to keep the supporter personal information strictly confidential, and allow them to use the information only to offer the products or services they are contracted with to provide to AARP Foundation supporters. We oversee the companies' compliance ourselves or in some cases through a third party, such as AARP’s wholly owned subsidiary, AARP Services, Inc.

Other AARP Foundation affiliates, such as AARP, our affiliated parent social welfare organization, and the AARP Institute, a charity and wholly owned subsidiary of AARP Foundation, may also have access to supporter personal information that we have acquired. AARP Foundation donors who are also AARP members should also see AARP’s Privacy Policy, which AARP follows with respect to its members. We may occasionally release information about our donors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce the Terms of Service applicable to our website, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors to our site, our donors, the public or AARP Foundation. We do not sell or rent personal information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or any other companies that are not offering AARP Foundation-branded products or services. We may, however, share donor names and mailing addresses with specifically-selected non-profits in “list exchanges” conducted by AARP Foundation for the purpose of enlisting new AARP Foundation supporters. This means supporters may receive communications from other non-profit groups that have agreed to participate in list exchanges with AARP Foundation, subject to approval of AARP Foundation. You may opt out of such list exchanges at any point in time by registering at, or calling us at 877-659-0970.

Your Choices

We respect your choices. If you do not want us to share your information with providers of AARP Foundation-branded products and services, you can contact us as specified below. You will then stop receiving mailings from providers of AARP Foundation branded products and services in about 14 weeks. You may also elect not to receive information about AARP Foundation activities, such as events, donation or volunteer opportunities, and educational programs, or about the activities of other AARP Foundation affiliates like AARP.

For More Information

For more detailed information about our privacy practices and about privacy on, to exercise your choices to opt out, or to ask questions about your information, please contact us by phone at 877-659-0970, by email at or by mail at:

AARP Foundation
601 E St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20049


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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.