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.
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.
We know that people over 50 hold more than 20% of student loan debt in the United States. That's why we've partnered with Savi to offer a student loan repayment tool that quickly determines whether you're eligible for federal programs that can lower or eliminate your monthly payments. Learn more
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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Learn how Lillian Shupe’s new job also fulfills her passion for nature.
Find out why his neighbors are happy to see Property Tax-Aide volunteer John Bolton when spring rolls around.
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.
AARP Foundation is partnering with employers to create a pipeline of trained older workers to meet workforce needs
55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help.
AARP Foundation is making it easier for homeowners and renters to apply for property tax refund and credit programs.
Download the Work for Yourself@50+ toolkit to get started on your self-employment journey.
You can quickly and easily find help available in your own community through our Find Help page.
If your food budget isn’t going far enough, SNAP can help make ends meet.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service.
If you’re struggling to pay for high-speed internet, you may be eligible for a discount through the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
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.
Summary | Full Report
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.
AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.
AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator.
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