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About Community AGEnda

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A partnership between GIA and the Pfizer Foundation

Community AGEnda is helping communities become more age-friendly -- great places to grow up and grow old. We are pleased to announce a second year of funding for Community AGEnda, as of October 2013: a renewal grant of $1.3 million to GIA including a second year of funding for all five participating Community AGEnda sites as well.

Learn more by reading the entire Community AGEnda renewal news release here.

You can read a full Q&A about Community AGEnda, how it works, who's involved, and what we hope to accomplish by clicking here.

Review the highlights of the first year of work by Community AGEnda grantees here.

Complementing this work, the project is designed to advance the efforts of all cities working to create better communities for older adults and people of all ages. We are working to raise awareness of the importance of age-friendly communities, creating a database of all the age-friendly community development initiatives that are currently active, and developing a set of practical resources to help cities, urban planners, foundations, nonprofits and others find information and inspiration for similar projects in their own communities.

Watch the Community AGEnda video to see what age-friendly work looks like in practice. 

 

A growing national movement

In addition to the direct community grants, Community AGEnda also be supporting and inspiring similar work across the country.

Explore media coverage of Community AGEnda's work here.

You can read a brief overview of a wide range of age-friendly development projects led by a variety of organizations around the country by clicking here.

GIA's work will include promotional activities and the development of planning, assessment and strategy tools and other practical resources, including an online searchable database describing the growing number of age-friendly projects in the United States.

The project will also gather national and regional funders to spur greater philanthropic interest in age-friendly community development. For this portion of the work, GIA will use an additional $550,000 in grant funding from the Pfizer Foundation.

 

"Supporting age-friendly development is a natural role for
local philanthropies because of their unique knowledge of
the people and particular needs of their own regions.”

- John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging