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AARP To Grant $300K In Purpose Prize Awards

If you or someone you know age 50 or older using life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives you should consider applying for the AARP Purpose Prize. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021.

Five winners will each receive $50,000 and a year of support to help broaden the scope of their organization’s work. In addition, up to 10 applicants will be selected as AARP Purpose Prize Fellows, each receiving $10,000 each and additional support. 

To apply for the AARP Purpose Prize, please visit: You do not need to be an AARP member to apply.

“The AARP Purpose Prize award recognizes applicants who go beyond individual volunteering to take on a specific social problem in a sustained, systematic, and measurable way that aims to make the world a better place for us all,” said Barb Quaintance, vice president of enterprise strategy at AARP. “All across America, people age 50 and up are using their life experience to give back in ways that elevate their communities and the world, the AARP Purpose Prize award seeks to recognize these leaders. We urge people to apply.”

For more information on the AARP Purpose Prize, including the application process, prize eligibility, and official rules, please visit

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.


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