The Champion Fund seeks to galvanize support from the philanthropic community for the 2024 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA).
A partnership with Grantmakers In Health (GIH), the Champion Fund was announced by GIH President and CEO Cara James (pictured left) and GIA CEO Lindsay Goldman (pictured right) at GIA’s 2023 Annual Conference.
The Older Americans Act provides critical services that address the social drivers of health, such as nutrition, transportation, senior centers, elder rights protections, caregiver support, and health promotion, enabling older adults to continue contributing to their communities while living safely and comfortably at home.
GOALS OF THE CHAMPION FUND
During this critical window of opportunity, GIA and GIH are raising $450,000 for an 18-month collaboration that will include a political landscape analysis, multiple convenings and communications, and an advocacy-focused resource for funders, partner organizations, and grantees. Our goals are to:
- Advance equity and eliminate disparities in aging
- Better align public and private funding
- Stimulate innovation
- Identify bipartisan solutions
- Increase federal funding to meet growing needs.
A robust network of nonprofits connects older people to resources throughout the country. Many GIA and GIH members support this network, but demand for OAA services has dramatically increased since the Act was signed in 1965 and federal funding has not kept pace.
We are at a critical juncture that will significantly impact the health and aging landscape. Please become a part of the Champion Fund. See our current Champion Fund Contributors.