One of the premier foundations dedicated to improving the standard and quality of life for adults age 65 or older, the advocates for the inclusion, prosperity, connection, and voice of older Americans.
In support of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for projects in aging through its Responsive Grants program. The foundation accepts applications in a number of categories, including direct service projects dedicated to improving community programming; support services, education, and care quality and coordination aimed at enhancing the quality of life of older adults; advocacy projects that work to advance policy issues through collaboration; professional education and training projects that improve the skill sets and proficiency of professionals who care for older adults; and research projects that explore both the causes and tangible solutions of the myriad issues facing older adults.
Only nonprofit organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida are eligible to apply for a direct-service grant. Research, advocacy, and training projects from organizations across the U.S. will be considered but must demonstrate national relevance.
Grant applications are considered three times a year. Applicants who choose to submit an optional Letter of Inquiry detailing their project to the foundation will receive feedback. LOIs must be submitted by June 15, 2019.
See the Retirement Research Foundation website for program guidelines and LOI and application instructions.