National research forum on strategic grantmaking opportunities of community services for older persons

Since 1960, the number of people over 65 years old has doubled, and that number is expected to double again in the next 30 years. Research provides information about how to effectively respond to the challenges and opportunities of an aging society. Research helps funders allocate their resources where they can have maximum impact, and it can help create and grow meaningful programs and policies. Thus, this grant provides partial support for the first Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) National Research Forum. The topic for the Forum is, "Community Services: Strategic Grantmaking Opportunities for Research." The GIA National Research Forum will provide foundations and other grant makers that sponsor research in aging with a vehicle to obtain information on state-of-the-art research studies and to identify future areas of focus for aging research. Prominent researchers will provide papers and make presentations addressing the state-of-the-art, future directions, and opportunities for foundations related to their area of research. All papers will be made available to conference participants. Also, an agenda for future research will be developed and provided to foundations interested in funding in this area.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $15,000.00

Awarded on: 3/29/2000

Time frame: 4/1/2000 - 6/30/2000

Grant Number: 39056


Grantmakers in Aging Inc.

2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 504
Arlington, 22202-3603


Carol A. Farquhar
Project Director