Making a difference doesn't stop as you age. Millions of older adults are using their experience to give back, to solve problems, and to change lives. The AARP® Purpose Prize® award honors extraordinary individuals who use their lived experiences to make a better future for all.
The AARP Purpose Prize award is all about a new story of aging — focusing on experience and innovation and the idea that our aging population is an untapped resource full of possibilities.
Up to five winners who have founded a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit will receive $50,000 for their organizations. In addition to selecting the five winners, AARP also recognizes other outstanding applicants by designating up to ten AARP Purpose Prize fellows. Each fellows’ organizations will receive $10,000 to help increase the impact of their work. Both winners and fellows will also have access to yearlong individualized supports to help further organizational goals.
“AARP is honored to celebrate these extraordinary older adults, who have dedicated their lives to serving others in creative and innovative ways,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “During these trying times in our country and globally, we are inspired to see people use their life experiences to build a better future for us all.”
The call for applications runs through February 28, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET. To be eligible, applicants need to be:
- 50 years of age or older and began their work at age 40 or older
- The founder or co-founder of a (501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization
- A US citizen living in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
See official rules and apply at www.aarp.org/apply.