There are many innovative ways to target your grantmaking to build stronger communities.
You can get involved in national and local initiatives that bring community residents of all ages to plan and work together. Or you might be interested in funding specific components to help older residents live independently in their communities.
To learn about the variety of approaches to make a difference in your community, you might want to contact:
- National initiatives such as the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, to learn more about opportunities, technical assistance, and models for funding community initiatives that support older adults and residents of all ages.
- Your Regional Association of Grantmakers to learn about affinity groups, roundtable discussions, learning circles, and other forums that you can participate in to learn more about older adult issues and community efforts.
Or convene your own roundtable of organizations from a variety of networks to explore how they could work together to address a range of community priorities from a life span perspective.