Initiatives to Improve Aging
As part of its commitment to improving the experience of aging, GIA has launched a number of initiatives in partnership with outside funders. These efforts seek to generate new ideas and raise awareness of critical societal issues while supporting a dramatic increase in the country's philanthropic commitment to the issues of aging.
Rural Aging Initiative: GIA is currently leading a multi-year effort to connect and support key players concerned with rural aging, and ultimately expand resources and services for older adults in rural areas. Find resources here
ReFraming Aging Initiative draws on original social science research commissioned by the Leaders of Aging Organizations and funded by several GIA members, to create a better public understanding of older adults’ needs and contributions to society, strengthen aging-related communications, and subsequently improve the lives of all people as they age. Find resources here.
The EngAGEment Initiative leveraged challenge grants to help teams expand local funding for older adults. The project resulted in more than $5.3 million granted from 22 foundations to address aging-related projects.