Member Meet Up: The Next Wave in Creative Aging

Participants joined this informal networking session to talk with their peers about innovative, creative aging initiatives that can improve the well-being of older adults and their communities. 

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Health Philanthropy Impacting the Health and Well-Being of Family Caregivers

More than 53 million Americans—21 percent of the US population—are caregivers for loved ones who are older adults or adults living with chronic, disabling, or serious health conditions. Increasingly, the US health and long-term care systems rely on family caregivers. In 2017, family caregivers in the US provided a staggering 80 percent of long-term care, valued at $470 billion, and in 2021, 38 million family caregivers spent 36 billion hours caring for older adults, amounting to an estimated $600 billion in unpaid caregiving.

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Funder Support for Health Care Transformation

This infographic summarizes the responses to a Grantmakers In Health funder poll, conducted October 2022, on how philanthropy is supporting health care transformation efforts, especially those concerned with improving quality of life, coordinating complex care, and taking patient preferences into account.

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Accelerating Healthy Aging for All Through Impact Investing

Leaders from the field convened for a conversation on how funders can leverage impact investing to advance their missions.

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Multisector Plans for Aging: A Global Perspective

Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health convened a conversation around planning efforts worldwide, philanthropy’s role in catalyzing multi-sector plans, and the feasibility of a national U.S. plan for aging.

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Reports

RRF Foundation: January 2023

The RRF Foundation for Aging released a call to action to address Older Adult Debt Burden. In The Call to Action, RRF Foundation for Aging illuminates a problem hidden for too long and calls on advocates, researchers, service providers, funders, and others to get involved with addressing this urgent issue.

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Requests for Proposals

Health Foundation for Western & Central New York: October 2022

Announcing Age-Friendly: Go Local, an initiative that will support community organizations in New York who are working to make neighborhoods more livable, equitable, and healthier for older adults and others who live there.

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Accelerating Healthy Aging Through Impact Investing

Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health codesigned a webinar that taught participants about strategies to structure and deliver capital to drive and sustain solutions.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Aging and Older Adults Grantmaking Survey

To better understand how philanthropy has responded to these challenges over the course of the pandemic, Grantmakers In Health and Grantmakers In Aging launched a joint survey in November 2021 to learn how health and aging funders are addressing COVID-19 related needs among older adult populations and potential long-term impacts on future grantmaking.

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New RFF Foundation for Aging Issue Brief on Supporting Access to Affordable and Quality Housing

This new issue brief, “Home Front and Center: Supporting Access to Affordable and Quality Housing,” gives an overview of the rise of housing insecurity for older adults and describes some of the work the foundation is funding to promote safe and affordable housing.

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