The Board of Trustees recently approved a three-year strategic plan for The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF). The plan reflects a continued commitment to improve the quality of life for older people, and a desire to become increasingly proactive as the Foundation moves forward.
A centerpiece of the plan is the establishment of Strategic Priority Areas (SPAs). These SPAs are specific topics in aging that will be given higher priority within the Foundation’s grantmaking program, beginning in 2020. The four identified SPAs are: Caregiving, Economic Security in Later Life; Housing; and Social and Intergenerational Connectedness. Each SPA affords an opportunity for RRF to fund innovative and effective projects that support the ability of older people to live well and fully in community settings. While the SPAs reflect RRF’s primary funding interests, the Foundation will remain open to considering compelling applications on other topics.
Stay tuned over the next several months as we share more information about Strategic Priority Areas and other exciting developments. We look forward to working together with our grantees, funding colleagues, and other partners to advance the Foundation’s new direction.