In 2012, the Pfizer Foundation partnered with Grantmakers in Aging to launch Community AGEnda: Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old. The initiative's goal is to help American communities become more age-friendly. Community AGEnda has provided two years of grant funding to accelerate age-friendly work in five locations: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana and greater Kansas City.
IPA is coordinating the Community AGEnda initiative in Indiana, working closely with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and the Center on Aging and Community at Indiana University.
The first round of Community AGEnda funding supported specific project work in three focal communities: Huntington, Bloomington, and the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood in Indianapolis. Matching funds were provided by the Indianapolis Senior Fund, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Huntington County Community Foundation, the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
During the second year of our Community AGEnda work, we're focusing on three goals:
- Building on the work completed in Bloomington during the first year of the initiative
- Developing a statewide infrastructure to support age- and ability-friendly communities across Indiana
- Inspiring the philanthropic sector to support age- and ability-friendly communities, locally and nationally
Matching funds for the second year of the initiative have come from Indiana University's Center on Aging and Community, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Chamber.
Contact us (317.630.5200) with questions regarding this special initiative.