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Our annual challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change
Look up all winning AARP Community Challenge grantees and projects by year or by state
Articles and more about projects and programs funded with AARP Community Challenge grants
A by-the-numbers look at what the grant program has achieved
Visit gathering spots and outdoor spaces from throughout the nation that were created or improved by AARP Community Challenge funds
Several challenge projects have been used to demonstrate or explore creative housing solutions that are accessible, affordable and age-friendly
See projects that help people travel safely within their communities and beyond by walking, cycling, using public transit and more
Grants fund a range of innovative community improvements, including projects that support civic engagement and COVID-19 response and recovery efforts
184 quick-action projects — including several to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
Check out the list of 159 winning AARP Community Challenge grantees
129 projects were funded, including an outdoor seating area (shown) in San Diego, California
88 quick-action projects were funded, including a tree-planting program in Jersey City, New Jersey (pictured)
See snapshots from several grantees to learn what a few (including Manning, Iowa, above) achieved
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