To assure success with your grants in aging, you will most likely want to engage key decision-makers for your foundation throughout your exploratory process.
Which individuals or committees within your foundation can best assist you as you figure out how to approach aging? Or perhaps your entire board can provide the guidance needed.
These decision-makers will want to know why funding of older people is important and relevant to your foundation and your community. Ideally, they should be involved at every key stage of planning and decision-making to encourage their ability to shape and “buy into” any new approach, focus, and strategies adopted by the foundation.