At RRF, we want you to have the resources you need to prepare successful grant applications. Here you’ll find general grant exclusions, frequently asked questions, and more.

General Grant Exclusions

RRF generally does not fund:

  • Projects that are not intentionally focused on older people, age 65 and above
  • Projects outside of the United States
  • Grants to individuals
  • Lobbying
  • General operating expenses or support for ongoing programs without significant changes in strategy or focus
  • Biomedical research, basic theory development for social science research, or research and development for new technology
  • Construction of facilities, capital improvements, or computer equipment
  • Conferences, publications, or production of films and videos unless they are integral components of a larger project
  • Dissertation research, tuition expenses, or education programs for undergraduate or graduate students
  • Endowments, capital campaigns, or fundraising events
  • Private foundations
  • Financial deficits

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to typical grant application questions.

Evaluation Guidelines

RRF Foundation for Aging promotes the use of evaluation as part of every RRF grant.

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