NextFifty Announces Boulder Area Aging Grants

Denver, CO – NextFifty Initiative is excited to announce its first group of grant recipients focused on positively changing the landscape of aging. The inaugural round of applications, which closed in December 2017, resulted in funding for a wide variety of organizations focused on improving and sustaining the quality of life of people in their second 50 years.

With the population of Americans age 65 and older expected to double to 98 million by 2060, NextFifty Initiative was formed to seek, vet and fund projects, ideas, technology and innovations that improve the lives of those who are aging and their caregivers.

“We were delighted to receive a diverse set of submissions. It demonstrates great enthusiasm for the future of NextFifty Initiative,” said Margaret Franckhauser, president and CEO of NextFifty Initiative. “We are excited to fund initiatives related to housing, fraud and abuse, technology, transportation, and combating ageism.”

Below are Boulder recipients for new projects funding innovative local programs for seniors. The full list of grant recipients is listed here.

  • Older Adults Technology Services, Inc.: Senior Planet Colorado serving all Colorado Counties, the grant will empower older adults to utilize digital media more
  • Bayaud Enterprises: Community Resource Navigation serving Adams, Douglas, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties
  • Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, Community Services Department: Statewide Community Assessment Survey of Older Adults (CASOA) serving all Colorado Counties
  • Boulder County CareConnect: Safety Net Services serving Boulder and Weld Counties
  • Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) and Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) Foundation: Community Paramedics Proactive vs. Reactive serving Larimer, Weld and Boulder Counties

NextFifty Initiative’s partnership with grant recipients is aimed to promote independence and dignity for the aging population by encouraging and supporting innovative, affordable and coordinated services and initiatives in Colorado and around the country.

The competitive grants are made to nonprofit and governmental entities only. Applications are strengthened by collaborative partnerships in planning and execution, but NextFifty Initiative considers projects that are designed and operated by single entities. Learn more about funding guidelines here:

About NextFifty Initiative

NextFifty Initiative is an independent, Colorado-based, nonprofit organization. The organization was formed to create brighter, longer and healthier futures that unlock the potential of communities through an advanced grant making approach. Through this work, communities are positioned to fully benefit from the wisdom and diverse experiences of a thriving aging population. Our approach applies a multitude of lenses in funding high-yield aging solutions that benefit people age 50 and older. NextFifty Initiative focuses on both proactive and responsive grant making designed to support concepts, projects and innovations that will benefit generations for years to come.

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