Resources and Support for Funders and Community Leaders
An age-friendly community is a better community, with benefits to people of all ages. It’s an opportunity to solve problems that are more pressing for the aging, but are relevant to many more. Over the past five years, GIA has launched partnerships and funding initiatives focused on helping communities become great places to grow up and grow old. Age-friendly initiatives started in larger cities, and the movement is now spreading to communities of all sizes. Our key projects, and the outcomes and resources that can help both communities and funders, are included here.
Age-Friendly Resources: GIA has worked with the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Pfizer Foundation to develop resources that can help communities of any size learn about and launch an age-friendly effort. We have also developed a database of related programs across the U.S.
Community AGEnda : From 2012-2015, GIA partnered with the Pfizer Foundation to fund efforts in five U.S. cities/regions to accelerate their growth as a community for all ages.
Funders for Age-Friendly Communities: This ongoing effort seeks to mobilize funders nationwide to create sustainable age-friendly communities. The focus is to help the community efforts continue to prosper even after private funders’ grants have ended.