Funding Opportunity: Increasing Social Connectedness for Older Adults

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. We are the charitable affiliate of AARP, serving AARP members and nonmembers alike. Through our grantmaking, we collaborate with partner organizations to identify evidence-based programs that can become sustainable — real-world solutions to the challenges facing low-income older adults.

We are seeking applicants with innovative solutions positioned for exponential growth to bring to scale proven approaches that increase social connectedness of thousands of low-income older adults.

AARP Foundation has ambitious objectives for increasing the number of people we serve and achieving specific outcomes by 2020, including:

  • Sustained improvement in social connectedness for 12 months for 55% of 500,000 low-income 50+ older adults served in 2020 as measured by the Duke Social Support Index.

AARP Foundation is looking for organizations to help us achieve this objective.

For more information:

Please visit our website for more details and to download the full Request for Applications (RFA).

Please note these important dates:

  • July 2 – September 28, 2018: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, here.
  • September 28, 2018: Final Application deadline by 11:59 p.m. ET
  • October 2018: Clarification period (as needed)

December 2018: Organization(s) informed about funding