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Tackling Senior Food Insecurity

Grants to USA Organizations to Improve
Food Security for Vulnerable Older Adults

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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AARP Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/28/18 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories organizations for large-scale programs to increase affordability and access to nutritious food for low-income older adults. Proposals may include initiatives that support prepared meal services, grocery delivery services, and mobile markets.

In addition to developing its own solutions, AARP Foundation works with external organizations that are positioned to scale evidence-based programs to increase food security in older adults.

AARP Foundation seeks to fund bold projects with plans to scale proven, effective interventions via exponential growth (as opposed to linear growth), disrupting the current landscape for combating food insecurity in low-income seniors.

The specific objective for this grant program is:
- Improve food security for 770,000 low-income, older adults as measured by the USDA Adult Food Security Survey.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184036

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This funding opportunity is intended for national or regional organizations with built-in distribution channels, such as affiliates, members, chapters or collaborative partnerships. AARP Foundation is seeking organizations that seek to serve hundreds of thousands of individuals in a cost-effective manner.

The following are not eligible for funding:
- Individual affiliates or chapters of national organizations;
- Grants for individuals;
- Debt retirement or operating deficits;
- Endowments or reserve funds;
- Political organizations or campaigns;
- Lobbying legislators or influencing elections;
- Sponsorship of fundraising events;
- Marketing endeavors and personal research;
- Organizations located outside the United States or its territories; or
- Indirect expenses unrelated to the project being funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from July 2 to September 28, 2018. The final application deadline is September 28, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET.

This funding opportunity requires a 1:1 dollar match (cash or in-kind) from one or more other funding sources. If you do not have matching funding for your requested grant amount, you must detail a plan for raising the matching funds in your application.

Eligible organizations are invited to submit an application that, besides general organizational information, contains a list of basic information about your program model, how it aligns with AARP Foundation’s mission and objectives, and your plans for scale.

These application submissions undergo a thorough review process, from which a limited number of organizations are selected as finalists that will be asked to answer clarification questions and participate in follow up (which may include video conferences or an on-site visit).

- July 2, 2018: Funding opportunity announced and application available here.
- July 1 – September 28, 2018: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- September 28, 2018: Final Application deadline by 11:59 p.m. ET
- October 2018: Clarification period (as needed)
- December 2018: Organization(s) informed about funding
- Date TBD: Project start date

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
Toll-free Nationwide: 1-800-775-6776
Toll-free TTY: 877-434-7598

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