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The 2020 AARP Community Challenge 

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AARP Community Challenge

VIDEOS: See the Community Challenge in Action!

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AARP Community Challenge

About the AARP Community Challenge

Our annual challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change


The Complete List

Look up all winning AARP Community Challenge grantees and projects by year or by state

Two men play checkers on an outdoor game table in Macon, Georgia

AARP Community Challenge Archive

Articles and more about projects and programs funded with AARP Community Challenge quick-action grants


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AARP Community Challenge 2019 Winning Grantees

Winners List 2019

Check out the list of 159 winning AARP Community Challenge applicants.

Planters and outdoor seating in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, California

Winners List 2018

129 projects were funded, including an outdoor seating area (shown) in San Diego, California

Four women plant sidewalk trees in Jersey City, New Jersey

Winners List 2017

88 quick-action projects were funded, including a tree-planting program in Jersey City, New Jersey (pictured)

A decorative light fixture on Main Street in Manning, Iowa

A Photo Album

See snapshots from several grantees to learn what a few (including Manning, Iowa, above) achieved

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