AARP Foundation

Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults Funding Opportunity

Request for Applications - Deadline October 24, 2017

AARP Foundation is focused on creating and advancing effective solutions to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness among the vulnerable, older adult population. Please refer to the following RFAs for detailed instructions on the application process. Organizations may only apply for one funding opportunity.


Aging By Design, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York

This initiative aims to understand and improve the experiences of vulnerable older adults and caregivers in Western and Central New York.

Aging By Design is a multi-year initiative by the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) to see what is possible when we create solutions with vulnerable older adults and caregivers rather than for them.

At the end of the six months, community partners who participated in Design Day and contributed to the learning phase will be invited to submit proposals for Aging by Design’s implementation phase.

The Health Foundation anticipates selecting seven to 10 projects, which will receive grant funding over a two-year period.  Grantees will also receive support to further embed human-centered design into their organization’s work through continuous coaching, technical assistance, and shared learning between Aging by Design grantees.

Grants will be awarded only after partner organizations are trained in a human-centered design process and complete the learning phase.

Request for Applications - Closed