AARP AARP States New York Community

AARP Community Challenge Grant 2021

AARP Community Challenge Grant 2021

AARP awards community grants to three New York organizations as part of another record-breaking year for nationwide program 

Communities across New York are all working to become more livable for residents of all ages.

And, AARP is working across New York in partnership with local leaders, organization and dedicated residents to help make that vision a reality. As part of that effort, AARP is excited to announce the largest number of projects to-date through the Community Challenge program. These quick-action grants are being distributed to 244 organizations across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.

AARP New York is incredibly proud to have three grantees right here in our state. Our goal is to support their efforts to create great places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and as local leaders seek to better their communities for the future, this is even more critical.

Here in New York, these exciting and diverse projects were funded:

  • Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, Inc.
  • Hinge Neighbors
  • Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet, Inc.

The Community Challenge is part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge both here in New York as well as across the nation, visit You can also view an interactive map of all of the Community Challenge projects and AARP New York’s livable communities work at

About AARP New York
Contact information and more from your state office. Learn what we are doing to champion social change and help you live your best life.