The AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. Through its grantmaking, the foundation collaborates with partner organizations to identify evidence-based programs and real-world solutions to the challenges facing older low-income adults.
To advance this mission, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals from organizations with innovative, evidence-based solutions positioned to boost social connectedness and food security among hundreds of thousands of older low-income adults.
The foundation has established key objectives for increasing the number of people it serves and achieving specific outcomes by 2020, including working to improve food security for 770,000 older, low-income adults as measured by the USDA Adult Food Security Survey, and sustained improvement in social connectedness over twelve months for 55 percent of 500,000 low-income 50+ older adults as measured by the Duke Social Support Index.
Grant amounts will be determined on a program-by-program basis. All grant recipients must be able to match their grant on a one-to-one basis (cash or in-kind) from one or more funding sources.
Applicants should be a national or regional organization with built-in distribution channels such as affiliates, members, chapters, or collaborative partnerships.
See the AARP website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.