RRF Foundation for Aging (formerly The Retirement Research Foundation) is accepting proposal applications for its next grant cycle. The deadline is February 1, 2021. During the last 42 years, RRF has awarded nearly 5,000 grants worth almost $250 million—all dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people.
The foundation recently completed a strategic planning process that sharpened this commitment and focused its grantmaking on four priority areas:
- Economic Security in Later Life
- Social and Intergenerational Connectedness
While the priority areas reflect RRF’s primary funding interests, the foundation will remain open to considering compelling applications on other topics.
RRF was one of the first private foundations to focus exclusively on aging issues, and it has always had a very integrated approach to its grantmaking. The foundation continues to support advocacy, direct service, professional education and training, research, and organizational capacity building efforts.
Proposals for direct service projects are considered from organizations based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida. Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations in any state. Organizational capacity building requests are accepted from nonprofits located in Illinois.
RRF offers an opportunity for applicants to submit a brief Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as part of its grantmaking process. Information about the optional LOI process can be found on RRF’s website. LOIs should be submitted by December 1, 2020.
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