AARP Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50+ by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials and achieve their best life. Read


Feeding America is an AARP Drive to End Hunger Community Partner.



By Postal Mail
AARP Foundation
601 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20049


By Phone
Toll-Free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
Toll-Free TTY: 877-434-7598


By E-mail

Help for Struggling Older Americans

Older Americans are facing serious financial problems, forced by circumstances not of their own making to skip meals or cut prescription medicines in half — or not even take them at all. Many are also dealing with the loss of their spouse, their friends and even their purpose in life.


AARP Foundation recognizes that there will be people who fall through the safety net and will struggle to meet their most basic needs. We work to fill this gap. Get help now.

For many older Americans, 2010 brought some relief from the economic storms of the past two years. Others, though, remained at sea, buffeted by waves of foreclosure, unemployment and — for 6 million — hunger.

Thanks to the tremendous support we have received from individuals donors and our corporate and foundation supporters, AARP Foundation was able to extend a much-needed helping hand, allowing 5.5 millions seniors to keep their financial heads above water.

Without your commitment and help, reaching people in need and providing them with programs that so deeply and powerfully impact their lives would be impossible.


Visit Create the Good and enter your zip code to find volunteer opportunities near you. Help AARP Foundation bring relief to more seniors who are struggling to meet their basic needs in 2011. Go

Ways to Give

Contributions to AARP Foundation are tax-deductible, and help seniors struggling to make ends meet regain their self-sufficiency through practical and effective programs and services. By donating, you will make a real and positive difference in people’s lives, and maybe even help someone you know. Read

"...Giving to the Foundation means that we’re also helping ensure that people who really need help will continue to get it. Whether they lost their homes in Katrina, have trouble getting or maintaining health care or are older and trying to find a new job, the AARP Foundation can help.” -- P.K. Govind, AARP Foundation Donor

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AARP Foundation National Fraud Victim Study

Consumer fraud victims are more interested in persuasion tactics and less likely to take prevention actions than non-victims. read

Robert Bennett's name omitted from wife's reverse mortgage forms, HUD sued by AARP

Do Surviving Spouses Have Protection From Reverse Mortgages?

Are you in jeopardy of losing your home? read

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Nominate Your Hero!

Across the country people are doing amazing things to help struggling seniors. Help us recognize their efforts – Nominate Now! read

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AARP Foundation Fact Sheets: Helping Older Americans

Through our community programs and services across the state, we helped seniors remain independent and live a better life in 2010. Read



The Woman Who Wouldn't Quit on the Poor

Vel Scott shares her passion for healthy eating with people at hospitals and schools. Watch

Make a Difference. Donate.

Make a Difference — support programs that help vulnerable seniors who are struggling to make ends meet.



Programs & Services

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AARP Drive to End Hunger

Feeding people today, preventing hunger in the future.
Join the fight to end hunger. Do

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AARP Women's Scholarship

The application process is closed as of 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2011. Awards will be announced in June 2011.

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP Tax-Aide offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Find a site near you. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink
See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

corporate & foundation

The Atlantic Philanthropies
Attorney General of Washington
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Caesars Foundation
The Commonwealth Fund
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
Investor Protection Trust
The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation
Microsoft Corp.

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