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Watch Our 2021 Highlights

Since 1961, we’ve helped tens of millions of older adults go from surviving to thriving — and 2021 was no different. Take a look at what we did to help seniors secure good jobs, get the benefits they’ve earned, and stay connected to their communities.

We couldn't have done it without our generous donors, our committed volunteers, our passionate board, and our hardworking staff. We are profoundly grateful for you all.

Here’s to next year — and to the next 60. 

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AARP Foundation Seeks Proposals for Direct Service

With these Request for Applications (RFAs) for Direct Service projects, AARP Foundation seeks projects that advance economic opportunity among low-income older adults.

Annual Calendar Contest: Call for Photographs

AARP Foundation is inviting amateur photographers to submit their photographs for this year’s AARP Foundation Calendar Contest! The theme for the 2023 calendar will be “Living the Dream.” Contest entries will be accepted March 2 through April 18, 2022. The contest is open to all AARP members.

New Program Provides Digital Skills Training to Older Adults With Low Income

AARP Foundation, through a generous grant from Google.org, has launched the Digital Skills Ready@50+™ program — an initiative to provide technology and digital skills training to people over 50 who are living with low income. Learn how you can put our skills to work for you.

AARP Foundation Cares About Student Loan Borrowers

AARP Foundation Works With Savi On Student Loan Repayment Tool

AARP Foundation cares about older borrowers so we partner with Savi to offer a student loan repayment tool that quickly determines if you are eligible for federal programs through the U.S. Department of Education that lower or eliminate your monthly payments based on your income. Learn more

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. Tax-Aide sites are currently open for the 2022 tax season. This year, tax assistance is available by appointment only, so be sure to book an appointment by clicking the button below.

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Participant and Volunteer Stories

At AARP Foundation, a crucial measure of our success is the stories we get to tell about the people we serve. They’re stories of resilience and tenacity. Of commitment and community. Most of all, they’re stories of transformation. 

Read stories about how our programs have helped people find hope, and about the volunteers who give so much of themselves to help others. And if your life has been transformed by your involvement with one of AARP Foundation’s programs, we want to hear your story, too. 

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Meet Loretta Boyd: SCSEP Program Participant

Read how Loretta Boyd overcame countless obstacles to find success, with help from AARP Foundation SCSEP.

Meet John Bolton: Property Tax-Aide Volunteer

Find out why his neighbors are happy to see Property Tax-Aide volunteer John Bolton when spring rolls around.

Programs That Help Put Money in Your Pocket See More

A rapidly changing economy and technological advances are fundamentally altering the nature of work — and that makes it more crucial than ever for older adults to learn new skills that will help them compete for today’s in-demand jobs. AARP Foundation equips older adults with the resources, know-how and training they need to unlock economic opportunity and build financial resilience.

BACK TO WORK 50+

AARP Foundation is partnering with employers to create a pipeline of trained older workers to meet workforce needs

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help.

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation is making it easier for homeowners and renters to apply for property tax refund and credit programs. 

Work for Yourself@50+

Download the Work for Yourself@50+ toolkit to get started on your self-employment journey.

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Find the Local Help You Need

You can quickly and easily find help available in your own community through our Find Help page.

Get Help With Groceries

If your food budget isn’t going far enough, SNAP can help make ends meet.

Find Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Answer a few simple questions to get connected with free eviction or foreclosure assistance.

Get Help With Your Internet Bill

If you’re struggling to pay for high-speed internet, you may be eligible for a discount through the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program.

Tackling Senior Poverty: Research, Programs and Advocacy

Who Ends Up in Poverty - And Why: Research

A new report by AARP Foundation and the Urban Institute examines four key factors that drive people into poverty: loss of employment, onset of disability, marital dissolution, and limited educational attainment.

Experience Corps

AARP Foundation Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment.

Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.

Charity Rating

AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator.

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