Our Supporters

We are deeply appreciative of everyone who supports our work.  Thank you.

We partner with foundations to create innovative solutions that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and LGBT people.  This philanthropic support has allowed us to improve the health and well-being of diverse elders across the nation, advocate for better solutions that increase their economic security, amplify their voices and increase attention to their life stories, and build capacity of the community leaders and organizations that support them. Learn more about the foundations whose investment, belief and support make our work possible, and join us in saying, “thank you.”
The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. For more than three decades, the organization has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and testing and replicating innovative approaches to care. The Foundation has three areas of emphasis: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Working with its grantees, the Foundation strives to change the status quo and create a society where older adults can continue their vital contributions.

May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust envisions a human community that recognizes each individual as vital to the strength, richness, and well-being of the whole, and that motivates, empowers, and invites each to contribute and participate according to his or her ability and potential. Since 1989, the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust has funded efforts to help individuals achieve dignity, agency, and self-sufficiency. Today, the trustees of the Smith foundations honor and sustain the values evident in the Smiths’ lives and personal philanthropy, including humility and a belief in the dignity and potential of every individual.

RRF Foundation for Aging

Based in Chicago, RRF Foundation for Aging (formerly known as The Retirement Research Foundation) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1950 by John D. MacArthur and was endowed at the time of his death in 1978. Since 1979, RRF has awarded more than $239 million to support projects that enhance and improve the quality of life for older people. While nearly half of RRF grants support programs in the Midwest, the Foundation also supports innovative solutions that assist older Americans nationwide.

The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation believes all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society.

Michigan Health Endowment Fund

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, or the Health Fund for short, was created through Public Act 4 of 2013, which authorized certain changes on how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) operates. The law requires BCBSM to contribute up to $1.56 billion over 18 years to a health endowment fund that benefits Michigan residents, and specified that the fund should focus on children and seniors.

The M•A•C AIDS Fund

The M·A·C AIDS Fund’s mission is to serve people of all ages, all races and all sexes affected by HIV and AIDS. To partner with the bold, the visionary and the brave who confront the epidemic in countries and communities where people are most neglected, off the radar and at highest risk. Responsive, agile and alert, MAF funds innovative programs that deal directly with the most marginalized, stigmatized and under-heard victims. MAF celebrates humanity, life, creativity and individuality. Making a difference, one VIVA GLAM lipstick at a time.

The Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in the areas of energy management, education, and healthcare. Through the support of our employees and resources, we help address the needs of communities around the world.

Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. We work with experts and advocates for change to support LGBT social justice and the conservation of great apes.