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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

The GIA Board of Directors approved the following Mission, Vision, and Values statements on February 25, 2019 as part of the organization's larger Strategic Sharpening initiative.  

GIA's Mission

Believing a society which is better for older adults is better for people of all ages, Grantmakers In Aging - a national membership organization of philanthropies - acts as a relevant and responsive network, resource, and champion, amplifying the voices of older people and issues of aging.

GIA's Vision

A just and inclusive world where older people are fully valued, recognized, and engaged in ways that matter.

GIA's Values

Action: We act deliberately and with intention when addressing our membership, our network, and issues in aging, working to connect our members to each other and to those things that matter most.

Collaboration: We cannot do this work alone. We collaborate with members, nonprofits, older people, and other partners; leveraging the parts for collective strength.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We embrace differences and act equitably.

Integrity: We earn trust, act honestly and ethically, and are accountable to our members, delivering the highest quality of services and experiences.

Learning: We are open and listen to new ideas, are informed by older people, welcome different points of view in and outside of our sector, and work on innovation as a guiding principle.


Note: GIA does not award grants. Grantseekers may refer to this presentation by CEO John Feather, PhD, with advice and suggestions for finding grant opportunities and shaping applications effectively. 


Help us pursue our mission and strengthen grantmaking to support the needs and potential of older people.