Foundation / Corporation
The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
Grants to USA nonprofits for innovative projects that benefit older Americans (ages 65 and above). Funding is intended to support aging-related proposals that focus on the areas of advocacy, direct services, education and training programs for professionals working with the elderly, and research to identify the causes of and solutions for significant problems faced by older adults.
Please Note: Proposals for direct service projects are considered from organizations based in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida. Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations located anywhere in the United States.
Priorities for each of the four focus areas are outlined below.
Advocacy: The RRF funds advocacy projects that have a regional or national impact for older Americans. Of particular interest are projects that:
- Advance policy issues of critical importance to our nation’s seniors such as economic security, health care, housing, etc.
- Use clearly focused and strategic efforts to address systemic problems
- Forge partnerships with organizations to achieve better use of resources and to share knowledge
Direct Services: The Retirement Research Foundation awards Direct Service Grants for projects that:
- Increase the availability and effectiveness of comprehensive community programs designed to maintain older persons in their homes
- Provide supportive services to older persons in residential settings, such as congregate living facilities, group homes, and assisted living facilities
- Improve the quality of nursing home care
- Coordinate the provision of acute- and long-term care for older persons with chronic conditions by supporting efforts that provide continuity of care, prevention, early intervention, and client education
- Provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society such as employment and volunteerism
Professional Education and Training: RRF recognizes the importance of a well-trained work force to serve older persons both in the community and in residential settings. Of particular interest are programs that:
- Increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults, ages 65 and older
- Expand the capacity and number of professionals and paraprofessionals prepared to meet the growing demands of an aging population
Research: The Retirement Research Foundation funds research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. Of particular interest are projects that seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults, ages 65 and older, through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available.
GrantWatch ID#: 180281
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
An LOI (optional) may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a Word or PDF attachment.
Click here to apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2142?SA=SNA&FID=35003
The Retirement Research Foundation
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Chicago, Ill. 60631-4170
Phone: (773) 714-8080
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