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Less than 2% of philanthropic dollars go toward traditional aging programs and services, says Lindsay A. Goldman, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging.
We spoke to Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator of the Center for Innovation and Partnership with the Administration for Community Living, and new Federal Liaison to the GIA Board of Directors.
A significant number of older adults are economically challenged. In 2010, more than a third of all seniors had annual incomes below 20% of the national poverty level ($20,916).
In a much-cited stat from the 2020 census, 10,000 Americans turn 65 every single day. And yet, policymakers are surprisingly sluggish about taking action to support Americans as they age. The Reframing Aging Initiative (RAI), currently housed at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), began in 2012 when leaders of 10 national organizations, including GSA, AARP, Grantmakers in Aging, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging, among others, got together to find out why.
Grantmakers In Aging CEO Lindsay Goldman addresses the interrelated health and financial challenges faced by women in later life and the structural and systemic changes required for racial equity and gender equity.
Inside Philanthropy spotlight on initiatives backed by GIA and funders working together to make places and policy more age friendly.
“We bring different perspectives, knowledge, and experiences. Together, those act as a force multiplier,” said Rani Snyder, vice president, program, at JAHF. “The partnership is an important part. It’s not just about the money.”
Writing with co-author Latrice Vinson, PHD MPH, a geropsychologist who directs the Aging Portfolio for the American Psychological Association, GIA CEO Lindsay Goldman publishes an invited Commentary in Clinical Gerontologist journal.