Identify and Connect with Local Funders in Aging
Determine whether any foundations in your community are already significant funders of programs related to older people. Your local United Way or larger nonprofit organizations that serve older adults may know of local foundations that make grants in aging.
Contact these grantmakers. Learn what they fund and how they determined their interests. Ask them to identify other funders in aging, and then learn from them as well. Ask your funder colleagues to alert you to local educational meetings and events about aging.
In addition, these groups might help you identify funders in aging in your targeted community.